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Over the Wall

Over the Wall children’s charity, founded by the late Paul Newman, is unique in the UK and a member
of The SeriousFun Network.

Our FREE therapeutic recreational activity camps boost the confidence and self-belief of seriously ill children helping build their resilience and allowing them to see themselves as someone other than just a child with an illness.

Who can come to camp?

We cater for children and young people aged 8 – 17 who have a wide range of life-limiting illnesses and conditions. We also run camps for siblings and Family Weekends. All free of charge.

Through camp children build confidence, self esteem and resilience. They also find fun, friendship and laughter where they learn that their medical condition does not define them.

We support the whole family through three distinctive programmes:

  • Seriously ill children ages 8-17 years (5 nights)

  • Siblings of seriously ill children aged 8-17 years ( 4 nights)

  • Family groups, where there is a child with a serious illness (2 nights)

Who to contact


Where to go

Over The Wall, 25 Basepoint Business Centre
Harts Farm Way
Get directions to PO9 1HS