Who are we?
We are a registered charity that was founded over 40 years ago. It is run by a small committee of volunteers. Our Chairman is Paul Sands, our Secretary is Marion Jones and we have two safe-guarding officers, a treasurer and a parent representative. We support 30+ children who live in St. Albans and the surrounding areas.
What does PHAB stand for?
PHAB stands for Physically-Disabled and Able-Bodied. Many of our members have various physical disabilities but able-bodied siblings come along as well.
What is our aim?
Our aim is to provide activities which all the children can equally take part in and enjoy.
If you would like any more information, regarding any aspect of our Club, please feel free to get in contact with us. We hope to hear from you soon.
PHAB, as said, is for children with Physical disabilities (eg, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy) and their siblings. Our age range is 5-18.
What are our activities and when are they held?
We meet once a week during most of the school holidays and organise all sorts of events, such as trips to seaside, zoos, museums, theatres, bowling, sailing. We also go away for long weekend breaks to places that have been specially adapted, such as the Calvert Trust in Devon, which offers wheelchair abseiling and canoeing, and the Wingate Centre, near Nantwich, which has a specially designed gym. There is a small fee per child per activity
Who are the carers?
A parent must accompany their child (children). Our committee organizes and leads the trip and provides additional support.