The 11th of October was our children and family day at Amazonia M&D’s. Families affected by bleeding disorders from all over Scotland took the chance to come together and get to know each other a bit better. We wanted to introduce families to our Parent Mentors who have given their time to share their experiences with others. Sandra MacLaren and Steven Gladstone shared their personal family experiences and promoted a ‘CAN DO’ attitude to bleeding conditions as well as any other challenges that life throws at us. Roddy from Over The Wall invited us to take a look at their charitable activity camp with fun for all age groups and all members of the family.
Parents shared ideas of what was needed in Scotland in terms of improving support services. Suggestions such as child play support including for siblings affected by Haemophilia were noted, research into the use of ports, further information of fun activities, holidays abroad and holiday insurance will all be explored further.
The children had lots of fun at Amazonia and were very brave when it came to handling the reptiles! It also looks like some made a friend or two!
Thank you to all who came along and got involved! We hope to see you all again soon!
If you require further information about the event or anything discussed please do not hesitate to get in touch.