A place to camp
We are delighted to announce that the Caravan and Motorhome Club now supports the Sunflower.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club has become an official supporter for Club members and guests who may have an invisible disability and need additional support or help during their stay at any one of the Club’s campsites and pop-up campsites across the UK.
Staff across all directly managed Caravan and Motorhome Club locations have received training and can provide badges or lanyards to members who require them. By joining the Sunflower network, it also means Club members and guests can find Access guides for campsites.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s head of strategic product development, Natasha Shane, comments: “Our staff and volunteers have received training and can access valuable information on the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower website to improve their wider awareness of supporting our members and guests in need of extra help. By becoming a member of the Sunflower we are reinforcing the message that our Club is inclusive and our members and guests are very important to us, enabling them to have the most comfortable stay wherever they may be holidaying.”
Paul White, CEO, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, adds: “We are delighted that the Caravan and Motorhome Club have joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower global network. The Club is the embodiment of adventure and holidays. Now that they are part of the Sunflower network it means that Sunflower wearers with non-visible disabilities will be able to experience these memorable adventures and enjoy a break away from home.”
A place above the City
On 21 September we were fortunate to attend the Sunflower launch at the London cable car! London's only cable car takes you across the River Thames between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. This is a truly unique way to experience the city of London and we are thrilled that Sunflower wearers will now be recognised and supported if they choose to take a trip on the cable car. Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards, wrist bands and pin badges are available to anyone with an invisible disability at the cable car ticket office.
After 19:00 each day, the cable car journeys are extended to approximately 25 minutes (12-13 minutes each way) so you can experience an even more relaxing trip across the Thames and enjoy the London skyline lit up at night. We recommend heading there on a clear day just before sunset.
A place to cycle
Pedal Power Inclusive Cycling, a charity based in Cardiff that encourages and enables children and adults of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of cycling, has joined the Sunflower. This charity seeks to remove the barriers to cycling that many people face.
Though the benefits of walking and cycling to people’s health are well recognised, many of us fail to get the exercise and regular physical activity that we need. At Pedal Power, they have a whole range of specially adapted trikes and bikes designed for children and adults with impairments. What’s more, they have regular bikes that friends, family and care workers can use, so that cycling can be a social activity too.
At Pedal Power, they are passionate about encouraging people to enjoy cycling so they take our bikes wherever possible out to communities, schools and hospitals so that they can have a go.
The public and visitors to Cardiff can also hire their bikes and enjoy the city in the best way possible from their locations in beautiful Pontcanna and Cardiff Bay.