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Make a call and help Calvert Trust Exmoor's £50,000 lottery bid

PUBLISHED: 11:16 25 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:17 25 November 2013

The Calvert Trust Exmoor

The Calvert Trust Exmoor

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A simple phone call TODAY could held a Devon charity win £50,000 of National Lottery funding.

The Calvert Trust Exmoor is asking people to call 0871 6268104 to register support for their project Uniting Families with Disabilities in the Peoples Millions finals.

Isolation, depression and a lack of confidence are regularly experienced by many families in the South West with disabled children. The Uniting Families with Disabilities project enhances family cohesion through adventurous activities; overcoming challenges together and developing a sense of achievement, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.

The project also brings families from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset together to enjoy activities such as abseiling, sailing and horse riding, with an with an emphasis on team work; forging new friendships and uniting families from a community together to create local support networks whilst enjoying an activity break at Calvert Trust Exmoor.

For many families this has already proven to be a life changing and life enhancing experience, and has helped to challenge social perceptions of disability; At Calvert Trust Exmoor it’s what you CAN do that counts.

The People’s Millions project will also enhance access to our adventurous water activities by building an innovative jetty with a double hoist system. This will make our canoeing, kayaking and sailing activities much more accessible to people with all types of disabilities; for example the improved ease and speed of transfer from a wheel chair to boat will reduce the personal stress and thereby enhance the quality of the overall experience of freedom on the water.

Tony Potter, Calvert Trust Exmoor’s Chief Executive; “There are at least 60,000 children with a disability in the South West. We have a long waiting list of families who want our help; it’s heart-breaking that we can’t help those most in need. Winning The People’s Millions will allow us to help so many families in need; your vote on the 25th can make this happen.”

ITV will show a short film about the project tonight on the West Country news at 6pm. Learn more here:

Calls cost no more than 11p per call from BT landlines. Calls from other networks may be higher. No profits are made by ITV or the Big Lottery Fund from your calls. Lines open at 9am and close at midnight tonight. You may register up to 10 phone votes from any number/phone. Calls made before and after closing time won’t be counted, but may still be charged. Terms & conditions at www.itv.com/terms

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