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A partnership between Anthony Nolan and Over The Wall

Going through a stem cell transplant is tough for the whole family. You might feel overwhelmed and like the illness is a part of your identity. A 'normal' childhood with friends, fun, and freedom can seem unreachable. And sometimes, you all just need a break.

Family Camp 2020, a partnership between Over The Wall and Anthony Nolan, is here to do just that. You and your family can enjoy a two-day residential stay full of activities, fun, and making new friends with those who just get it.

The best part? It's all for free! And you'll have the peace of mind that you'll be cared for by Medical and Nursing Volunteers who have first-hand experience of caring for children post-transplant. You won't have to worry about a thing.

'It was amazing and so wonderful to all do something together. My husband and Louisa’s sister all joined in on all the activities. We really let go and had a fantastic time. It felt great to be a child again – and I don’t just mean for Louisa – I mean for all of us.’

- Karine, mum of Louisa. You can read her blog on the difference Family Camp made.

When is the Family Camp?

Saturday 29 August – Monday 31 August 2020 

Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8QT

Who can go?

Families who have a child aged 0-17 who has had a stem cell or bone marrow transplant may be eligible for a place at the Family Camp. All family members, including siblings, can take part in the activities! One child must be 8 years old or older – see FAQs for more details. 

Please note, a medical criteria must be met before an applicant can participate. This will need to be approved by a medical professional. Please follow the link below and speak to Over The Wall for more information. 

'The confidence boost after camp was massive. He came away thinking, ‘I can do this, I’m not the little slow one anymore, I’m the same as everybody else.’ 

- Helen, mum of Drew. You can read her blog on how Family Camp went above and beyond her expectations. 

How do I apply?

Visit Over The Wall's website, where you can find out more information and fill our their Camper Interest form to apply for places. Alternatively, you can give them a ring on 02392 477110.

About Over The Wall

Over The Wall is a charity supporting children and young people with serious health issues by providing residential camps up and down the UK. Everything is free, from accommodation and food, to the activities and care provided. Over The Wall's goal is to make sure everyone has fun, feels supported, and develops increased confidence and self-esteem.

Family Camp is facilitated by Over The Wall and supported and part-funded by Anthony Nolan. The application process is undertaken entirely by Over The Wall and all offers depend upon campers meeting the inclusion criteria as assessed and determined by Over The Wall.