Rotarians sponsor trip for Fylde man

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A rotary club in Fylde sponsored a Warton man to embark on a trip of a lifetime.

Paul Taylor, 45, cannot speak or walk without being aided, but it did not stop him having a week of fun-filled activities.

‘The amount of fun and comradeship we all experienced was immeasurable

Michael Harvey

Lytham Rotary Club was the main sponsor behind the trip that paid for Paul and his carers to spend a week at the Calvert Trust in Keswick.

The trust was started back in 1978 with the hope of enabling people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside.

Patricia, Paul’s mother, visited the trust for one day and said the experience was humbling.

She said: “The trip was very well organised and uplifting, I was humbled by the experience. Paul has never been chosen to do something like this before.

“I cannot describe how special it was.”

Paul spent the week horse riding, sailing, canoeing and zip-wiring – all activities which he had not attempted before.

Patricia added: “Paul showed his pleasure in his face and the way he moved his arms happily.

“The people at the trust are tremendous, things were never a problem, only ever a challenge,

“Paul joined in everything apart from one thing.

“Paul has gone through life with people thinking there will be a problem but not once did that happen in Keswick, that was the thing that stood out for me.

Michael Harvey, Paul’s key support worker, said: “The amount of fun and comradeship we all experienced 
was immeasurable and 
we all made a lot of good friends.

“I would also like to mention Lytham Rotary Club for all the hard work to raise the money for these holidays which do so much to promote independence and enjoyment to these people’s lives.

“Last of all I would like to thank Glynn Spalding, organiser from the rotary, for the hard and tireless work she does to make these holidays possible.”