A little over a week after registration opened for the inaugural Thomson Gray Seamab Fives – The Dynamo Tournament, and we have already filled 9 of the available 16 spaces.
We’d like to give you a little introduction to the fantastic charity we’re supporting, Seamab.
Seamab is a Scottish registered children’s charity based in Rumbling Bridge, Kinross-shire. We care for and educate vulnerable children aged between five and thirteen who have complex needs, and provide a unique service in Scotland through our specialist work with children.
Our approach is based on an understanding of child development, attachment, and the impact of trauma and loss on children. We are committed to child-centred practice and allowing children to make decisions that influence the world around them.
Our vision is to enable our children to have a childhood in which they feel safe, accepted and happy. We will create an environment in which all our children can heal, grow and learn. We accept our children without qualm or condition and they are at the centre of everything we do.
Each individual child who comes to Seamab has left a horrific and tragic family life, with the majority of them being exposed to a range of distressing and disturbing experiences at a very young age. They may have had exposure to chaotic, entrenched parental alcohol and substance use, domestic violence, parental neglect, inappropriate and unsafe relationships and poor general health and fitness. These children can’t live with their own families, and some have been placed in foster care but can’t remain there due to their complex problems and needs.
A high percentage of our children have failed in many aspects of their lives, and haven’t been able to make friendships with others, succeed in school or have a solid caring family life. Often, they believe the things that have happened to them are their own fault, and find it hard to believe in themselves, due to low confidence and self-esteem.
Any funds raised from the proposed charity football tournament will be used for the direct benefit of the children who live and learn at Seamab, giving them experiences to help them look towards a future that is much better than their past.
Further information on Seamab can be found on their website at www.seamab.org.uk.
If you’d like to enter a team in the tournament or inquire about pitch sponsorship opportunities please message firstname.lastname@example.org