Over the past weekend, a group of remarkable individuals from Sherburn House embarked on an unforgettable adventure at Leeds Festival. Megan, Madison, Simon, Jemima, and Josh lit up the festival grounds with their infectious enthusiasm and love for music. Despite some initial wet and windy weather, their spirit remained undaunted as they danced their hearts out to the electrifying performances of artists like Billie Eilish, Central Cee, The 1975, and The Killers. What transpired over those three days was nothing short of magical, leaving us with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the power of inclusion.
A Festival of Inclusion: One of the standout aspects of this experience was the festival’s commitment to accessibility. Leeds Fest went above and beyond to ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, could fully enjoy the festivities. They provided free companion tickets, accessible parking, shuttle buses, viewing platforms, and hoists to make sure we could comfortably participate in all the festival had to offer.
Community Support: We owe immense gratitude to the amazing team who supported Megan, Madison, Simon, Jemima, and Josh throughout the weekend. David, Abdullah, Hannah, Hanna, and countless kind strangers came together to ensure our group felt included and had the adventure of a lifetime. Special recognition goes to Morgan, whose dedication was unwavering. Morgan not only secured the tickets but also liaised with the Leeds Fest accessibility team and worked tirelessly, putting in 12-14 hour days, to make this incredible experience a reality.
A Job Like No Other: Our staff members who had the privilege of attending Leeds Festival with this remarkable group of individuals were awe-struck. They realised that their job allowed them to hang out at one of the UK’s biggest festivals. It was a weekend filled with laughter, joy, and a profound sense of purpose.
See the Magic: We invite you to witness the magic of this unforgettable weekend through the photos and video attached below. It’s a testament to the incredible potential of inclusion and the life-changing experiences that can occur when we come together as a community to support one another.
At The Wilf Ward Family Trust, we are dedicated to creating inclusive opportunities like this for the individuals we support. It’s moments like these that remind us of the boundless possibilities when we work together to build a more inclusive world.
Stay tuned for more heart-warming stories of inclusion and empowerment. We are excited to continue our journey toward a brighter, more inclusive future.