Roaring Lions celebrate successful year

Roaring Lions 2020 Published: 28th Jan 2020

The Birmingham Roaring Lions, our forum for children and young people with disabilities, celebrated the last year in style.

Roaring Lions celebrate successful year

The Birmingham Roaring Lions, one of four children and young people led Birmingham Children’s Trust forums, celebrated the completion of a highly successful year with a New Year party, featuring interactive games and an upbeat awards ceremony.

Created to give children and young people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities a voice and a platform to champion their rights, the Roaring Lions meet regualrly, having formed as a group in 2019.

The annual celebration event, held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, was a great success, and featured a diverse range of activities, from boxercise to making copper book marks.

Around 100 children and young people, their families and carers and residential home staff, were in attendance to see certificates celebrating hard work and acheivement handed out by Councillor Kate Booth, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council.

The event was also made memorable thanks to the support of the Trust’s partners, 3PB, Argent Ruskinhill College and Envolve Wellness Ltd, who combined to deliver a range of activities and gifts for young people in attendance.

Another big thank you goes to Ackers Adventure and Sport Birmingham who provided great equipment for young people to use, and also Fortem staff, who volunteered throughout the event.

Said Abba Loughran, corporate parenting health mentor at the Trust: “We were delighted that the Roaring Lions year and their first get-together of 2020 was such a huge success.

“It was terrific to hear all about the achievements, milestones reached, and difficulties overcome by children and young people, and to all of our supporters, contributors and volunteers we are massively grateful, as without their help we would not have had such a fun event.”

“Overall the day was a success as it brought together families, staff and corporate parenting partners to celebrate the achievements of children and young people in Birmingham, who may not have always had their voices heard.”

The feedback received was very positive with one residential home, Camborne House, stating: “This was a well organised party, everyone felt informed about the events for the day.”

How can I get involved and support the Roaring Lions? 

To find out more about how you and your business can support the Birmingham Roaring Lions and other Trust children and young people led forums contact our corporate parenting team.