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The Camden Society
The Camden Society
The Great Escape 2019

The Great Escape 2019

Why we need your help

The Great Escape 2019  #TGE2019

Is a holiday for people with a learning disability

Brought back by popular demand

Please help us to reach our target - we are depending on you!


Simon cooking Barbecue Maureen smiling

Since 2011, we have run an annual holiday for people with a learning disability to escape the city and enjoy time with their friends. This is vital as one-third of the people we support haven't had a holiday in five years. The Great Escape helps people to gain confidence, try new activities, develop new skills, make friends and step outside their comfort zone.

With your support, we will enable people with a learning disability to take part in new, positive and invigorating experiences such as:

• Taking dips in the pool or rambling through the countryside on nature walks
• Sharing summer picnics, cooking together, and eating hearty meals
• Making photographs, films, paintings and sculptures in arts and crafts sessions
• Playing team games and sports or cheering friends on to win
• Taking day trips to local castles, museums, outward bound centres and zoos
• Toasting marshmallows around a campfire
• Getting away from it all


 Ann with tiger  walking in the woods

How is The Great Escape 2019 going to be funded?

This year we will be running The Great Escape in partnership with Unity Works, our new sister organisation which supports people with a learning disability to gain skills, achieve qualifications and secure jobs, so they can reach their full potential. The people we support will be raising money themselves towards The Great Escape, and have already started developing fundraising ideas ranging from a sports day to a fundraising dinner.

However, to cover the full cost, we also need your support. A generous donation would make a big difference to the people we support:

£5.50 would enable someone to enjoy dinner round a camp fire

£12 would enable someone to go on a day trip (including entrance fee to a local attraction) 

£35 would fund one person’s overnight accommodation

£71 would fund one person’s stay for 24 hours including accommodation, meals, staff support and activities

£355 would fund one person’s stay for five days including accommodation, meals, staff support and activities 

Any amount you are able to donate will be most welcome, as it’ll help us to ensure that as many people as possible who can't afford a break, and haven't had a holiday in years, can enjoy The Great Escape.

Thank you for your support and don’t forget to follow The Great Escape 2019 on social media using the hashtag #TGE2019.

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raised towards 28,799.00 target


How you can support us

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Jun 30, 2019


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jun 25, 2019


(plus 25.00 giftaid)

May 17, 2019


(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 12, 2019


Everyone is really looking forward to trying out all the new activities

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 19, 2019


Good luck - what a fantastic cause!

(plus 6.25 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 26,532.25

Direct donations


Raised offline 26,276.00

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