Thank you to the Jewish Telegraph for including this piece.

Camp Simcha’s Manchester families jumped right into the Purim festivities with an unforgettable party at Airobounce Trampoline Park in Bradford.

Packed with wall-to-wall non-stop entertainment, Camp Simcha children and their siblings were in a haven of inflatable fun, bouncing on trampolines and striving for that hole-in-one in the ultraviolet, space-themed, crazy golf course.

There was plenty of enjoyment to be had by the adults also – with a game or two of pool releasing that competitive edge!

Seven-year-old Elliot Wood along with his mother, Shavana, who hail from Prestwich, Manchester, joined in the fun at this year’s Purim extravaganza.  Elliot was diagnosed with a rare disorder of the immune and nervous system known as Chediak Higashi Syndrome, alongside several other conditions, including ocular albinism causing blindness.

Explaining how special the events are to both her and Elliot, Shavana said: “I barely saw Elliot all afternoon. The second we arrived he was off with his friends and the volunteers, some that he had met at the Camp Simcha retreat a few months ago.

“It was also great for me to spend quality time with other Camp Simcha mums who have now become good friends.  We catch up with each other, and don’t just chat about the kids – we are able to natter and laugh about everyday happenings.”

Goldie Benedikt, Camp Simcha’s Manchester Services Coordinator, added: “With the children having the best time, parents were able to take much-needed time-out to relax, chat and catch up with other Camp Simcha parents over a hot drink knowing their child was occupied and well-loved by our volunteers.”

Mrs Benedikt continued: “It’s a privilege to be able to support Camp Simcha children and their families.  Their determination and resilience is truly inspirational, so to see a beaming smile and hear laughter – if only for a few hours – means everything.”