Whitby Lions assist young people through WHISH
A group of Whitby District Lions met with some of the committee of Whitby Hidden Impairments Support and Help group, to learn about the work that they undertake in the local community and to find out if there was any way that they could offer a helping hand.
Yvonne (left of photo) and Vicky (right of photo) explained that the main purpose of WHISH is to help young people with hidden impairments. These impairments are not always obvious and often do not draw the sympathies and understanding of the general public. There is a huge range represented from Attention Deficit Disorder through to Asperger’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, to Visual impairment and all points in between. The group also acts as an aid to parents and supports both young people and their parents together in activities that otherwise may be difficult for families to experience. A typical months activities range from youth clubs and Saturday clubs to horse riding, swimming, cinema trips and fun sports sessions along with the all important fund raising activities.
WHISH have just managed to gets an office and activities room in the Ropery complex in Whitby and are busy trying to set it up with office equipment. Whitby District Lions handed over a cheque for £300.00 towards a desk top computer to help in the future running of the group.