Marc’s trip to Gambia

Marc, who is supported at one of our services in Chester, took the trip of a lifetime in February to visit the Gunjur Project in Gambia, West Africa.

Marc became involved with the Gunjur Project through his involvement with LIVE, a small charity in Chester.

The Project ensures visitors and volunteers leave making a positive impact on the local community and Gambia as a whole.

Here’s what Marc had to say about his trip:

“My visit in February was brilliant. I talked to a school and college about my life and how I cope with my disability – Cerebral Palsy – and talked about all of the positive things I do in my life, how I have become a voice for people with a disability and how I cope with the challenges it brings.

I enjoyed sharing stories and hopefully changing attitudes towards people with a disability. Although I am only 19 years old I feel like I have lots of life experience to share! We painted a wall with the logo for LIVE to make our mark and make sure we are remembered. We also donated books, pencils, hats, sunglasses and reading glasses and provided funds towards a disabled toilet.

The trip has inspired me and I definitely want to go back. I also want to raise more funds to help disability Africa in empowering young people to get the word out about disability and support local projects.”

To find out more about the Gunjur Project or about the work of LIVE follow the links to visit their websites.

Telephone 01908 230100 Email hello@macintyrecharity.org