What is the purpose of Captain Courage?
- To take the boys away from the hospital environment to a place where they can just have fun
- To socialise with their peers who are fighting similar illnesses and facing similar challenges
- To expose the boys to an environment in which they can learn something new and exciting
- To raise the boys’ self-esteem and self-confidence by engaging them in courageous activities
- To reward each boy with a Captain Courage medal to remind them of the day that they had loads of fun and felt like heroes!
Our courageous boys take part in events such as being firemen for the day, requiring them to slide down poles, ride in fire engines and put out fires. They have ridden on super bikes to a breakfast run out of town, held onto the edge of a basket of a hot air balloon as it rose into the sky and also touched reptiles and wild animals.
At the end of the day, the deed of bravery is honoured by the placing of a medal around each boy’s neck, reminding them of the day that they had loads of fun and felt like heroes!