One of the big hitters each year, Center Parcs. Followed by a new massive hit at Mount Cook Adventure Trust!.
A lovely party and BBQ hosted by the Southwell Lions, followed by an exciting day at Twin Lakes theme park.
Friday and Saturday saw us head back in to Nottingham to play football at Nottingham Forest, followed by a trip to the seaside on Saturday and Sutton on Sea.
Wednesday and Thursday saw us head in to Nottingham to go Rock Climbing, and on Thursday we were in Southwell to visit both the Minster and the Firestation.
The program of events now starts to build up speed as we head in to our first proper events on the schedule. A falconry display hosted by Hawks of Steele and sailing at Notts County Sailing Club.
Our children have safely arrived in the UK, and have mostly overcame any early nerves about their journey - if they ever had them. A low-key first few days are always best to ease them in to the adventure.
Our children arrive tomorrow morning, before we focus on the event itself we need to tend to a heap of massive and heartfelt thank you's. The hard work is done, the efforts have got us once again to this stage... now it is time to have lots of fun!
It is that time of year, when we stop looking back to the previous fantastic visit and start the looking forward. We relight the fires and put in the hard work towards making the 2019 visit possible. We are always looking for more host family members. If you interested, please do get in touch!
Bob Crampton has stepped down from his role as Chairman after 6 years in the role and 22 years within the charity. He has certainly put in the hours and earnt his second retirement! A massive heartfelt thank you from everyone, the Newark and Sherwood branch survived thanks to your hard work!
It is always very sad with the children must return home, bonds and friendships are built and many are not yet ready for it to end. It's been amazing, thank you to everyone for every piece of input to make it possible.
We had two days in the company of animials, amazing falconry with Hawks of Steele followed by Yorkshire Wilflife Park.
Taking the kids for a few fab days away at the Crookstone Barn in Derbyshire. 30km of walking and lots of lovely food. Memories.
he weather had been scorching, so it's time to get inside for a day to cool down. The only fitting place? The best swimming pool around at Centerparcs!
Long time supports of the CCLL, the Southwell Lions, Southwell Firestation and Notts County Sailing Club were our next visits!
Opticare in Newark were absolutely amazing, we were very well looked after. The staff went above and beyond for our children.
A wonderful session of rock climbing at David Ross Sports Centre at Nottingham Uni & a day out a wheelgate fun park.
The children have arrived safely from Belarus and have been connected with their respective host families. Our activities begin.
Boots have been extremely generous in donating soaps, cleaning products and personal hygiene products for our children to take home with them.
A simple shopping trip turned into a truly stunning experience. Thank you to the staff at Lush Nottingham for you kind donation towards this year’s visit.
On the 10th of June, the village of Gonalston opens up its gardens to the public. For £5 entry fee you get access to all of the gardens and a classic car display. The CCLL is one of the beneficiaries of the event this year.
A big thank you to those people and businesses contributing with donations or services, time and support for this summer’s visit! This article offers thanks and well deserved recognition of those making this year’s event special.