The Mersea Island Festival has been an annual event each August at Essex Outdoors Mersea. The Festival aims to bring together young people with or without a physical or learning disability. The camps are ideal for Inclusive clubs, Phab and Gateway clubs, Youth Groups and families with disabled young people. They provide an opportunity to try out new activities, make new friends and have loads of fun!!!
The Hopes and Dreams charity aims to turn the hopes and dreams of chronically, seriously or terminally ill children and young adults (aged 5 to 17 years) into a reality. Children are asked to choose three dreams in order of preference and the reasons why they would be impossible for them to fulfil. Dreams are varied and have included trips to Disney, meeting a celebrity, their favourite singer to a ride in a helicopter.