We are a new Edinburgh-based charity, launched in 2017, and we held our first summer holiday in 2018 at Fettes College

 

Our 2018 achievements

In July 2018, we held our first ever SuperTroop holiday. Whether you welcomed us to our venue, organised an activity or performed us, whether you helped recruit families, fund-raised, or donated to our cause, we are indebted to your support in making our first holiday a major success!

Look out for updates, reports, and our plans for our 2019 holiday…


Our 2017 Mission

This year, we have constituted the new charity and completed our board of trustees.  We're now focused on recruiting members to the organisation, finishing the process of registering with the Care Inspectorate, and fundraising. Our holiday managers are developing policy and procedure and in autumn 2017 we will start identifying potential holiday-makers from the local community. In particular, we will develop suitable training models for volunteers and recruit experienced and qualified 'senior helper' and ‘group leader’ teams to support the pupil helpers.

Thanks to the combined expertise of our volunteer managers, we have a unique opportunity to make a new and valuable contribution to the local Edinburgh & Lothians community in providing specialist holidays for young people who don’t often get a chance to go away without their families”
— Max Boyd-Brown, SuperTroop chair of the board

WHAT OUR FAMILIES SAID ABOUT OUR FIRST HOLIDAY

Jenny seemed to make some very special friends. She obviously loved being with people with energy and a sense of fun who were patient and caring too. The selection and training must have been top-class to have created such a perfect team.
I was very nervous about leaving my son with people I hardly knew and the fact that the helpers were so young did concern me but I’m delighted to say I was completely wrong!
Anna now wants to start tennis as she enjoyed it so much at SuperTroop
It was one of the best quality time we all had in ages without having to worry about Haamid’s care