We’re in the East Midlands in the beautiful county of Rutland for our next Pushing the Boundaries event. It’s open to families with children living with after effects of meningitis and septicaemia. As before, the day will offer opportunities for the children to try different sports under the guidance of specialist coaches. The Rugby World Cup is being held in the UK later this year, so rugby will be one of the sports on offer, but if that sounds a bit much there’ll be something for everyone!
The informative sessions for parents/carers will focus on neurological after effects of the diseases, such as developmental delay and behavioural issues. Specialists in the field, including Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Uttom Chowdhury, will speak on understanding and managing after effects and we’ll also have sessions on coping at school and the effect on other family members, particularly siblings.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet other families and share your experience, as well as to get practical advice on dealing with some difficult issues from medical experts, exhibitors and MRF staff.
We can help with travel and accommodation expenses but places are limited so contact us soon if you’d like to attend.