Rare Disease UK Hosts The First Rare Film Festival Awards Helping To Raise Awareness For Rare Diseases.
We were grateful to receive funding from the Scottish Power Foundation in 2019 towards our Adventure For All Project – Promoting, Sharing, Inspiring. Part of the project included funds for us to create several short films to help promote the power of adventure activities for people with disabilities.
One of the films focused on Pip Rowlands, who first came to Bendrigg when she was just 5 years old. The story takes us on an incredible journey through Pip’s climbing journey and the impact that it has had on her day to day life, living with a rare condition called DDX3X.
Category : Best Agency Charity Collaboration
Film – Climbing : The Ripple Effect
We are thrilled to announce that our film won in the category and we couldn’t be happier. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing Adamedia who we worked alongside to create the film, and of course the stars of the show Pip, Alix, Clare & Gary, and Pip’s climbing coach Kara.
Funding from Scottish Power Foundation was topped up by the BMC which meant we could create this film which helps to not only raise awareness for Pip’s rare condition DDX3X but also will hopefully inspire more people to try new activities and perhaps even take up climbing as a new hobby!
People’s Choice Award
There is a people’s choice award now open for you to cast your vote for your favourite film.
Congratulations to everyone who entered a film, the competition was tough and we thought all of the videos shown were amazing in their own right.
Check out the rest of the films in our Adventure For All Series on our YouTube channel.