The 'opportunity of a lifetime' for young people with disabilities to enrich their lives by experiencing exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities.

District Organiser: Christine Bailie (Misbourne Matins)

In 2005 the District 1090 decided to make an annual payment to send a disabled young person on a Rotary Young Leaders course, specifically designed to meet their additional needs. This was set up in memory of Rotarian Brian Middleton of the Reading Rotary Club, who spent many years organising and supporting Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, especially for the disabled.

After several very successful years, we are again seeeking a candidate for a four day course at the award-winning Calvert Trust on Exmoor. As in previous years, this course is planned for September.

  • Candidates must be aged between 18 and 30 on September 1st of the current year,
  • physically disabled, or with learning difficulties, and may be a wheelchair user. 
  • Candidates can be accompanied by a carer or guide dog, if necessary, and these costs will also be paid by the fund.
  • Candidates (and their carers) are expected to make their own travel arrangements by train, coach or private car, but expenses will be reimbursed by the fund on submission of a bill.

Information on the Calvert Trust can be found on 

Note to clubs nominating a candidate: The most suitable person will be selected, so no promise of the course should be made to any candidate until the selection process is complete.

For further details and an application form, please contact: Christine Bailie

Closing date for applications is 30 April