A NORTH Devon children s charity has benefitted from a £10,000 grant from BBC s Children In Need appeal. The money will help the Calvert Trust Exmoor to run a special Healthy Living project for 12 young people with learning disabilities. The I Can Do

A NORTH Devon children’s charity has benefitted from a £10,000 grant from BBC’s Children In Need appeal.

The money will help the Calvert Trust Exmoor to run a special “Healthy Living” project for 12 young people with learning disabilities.

The “I Can Do It” project has been specially designed to help participants who are reaching a transition stage in their home, education or working lives.

The project, which is a combination of learning workshops and activities, aims to make the young people aware of the importance of eating well and exercising regularly and to help them to develop life skills including those needed for practical everyday tasks.

The residential course will be run by the Trust’s experienced staff, and specially commissioned experts, at the centre next to Wistlandpound Reservoir.

Fiona Sim, deputy centre director, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support of Children in Need which makes it possible for us to continue to help change young lives for the better and we look forward to the success of this pilot’ project in 2010.”

The “I Can Do It” project is one of many UK projects to have received a share of the £20,991,216 raised by the appeal in 2008.