WilderMe launches autism retreats in Cornwall's Maker Heights this August
Innovative new social enterprise launched to dramatically improve the lives of adults with autism.
WilderMe is an exciting new initiative providing peaceful holidays immersed in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Rame Peninsula for people with autism and their carers. Participants enjoy the restorative power of nature and sleep in luxurious EcoGeodomes with views of the sea and the stars.
Founders Geoff Lea and Natalie Faulds-Lea have grown WilderMe from an acorn of an idea into the first autism-led holiday of its kind in the UK.
WilderMe’s unique package is tailor-made for adults with autism and combines luxury glamping with activities such as storytelling, stand-up paddleboarding, pottery, musicby campfire session, Shinrin-Yoku and foraging with wild cookery class. The focus is on developing inner wellbeing, resilience and long-term social connections.
Finding the right location for the retreats was crucial.
Natalie explained: “The first time we visited the Rame Peninsula, we fell in love with it instantly. This area has all of the magical ingredients required to make WilderMe the success we know it will be, from its strong sense of community to the outstanding views, and the kind of eclectic natural landscape you just don’t quite find anywhere else. WilderMe has found its home.”
WilderMe supports its own community by working with over 10 local businesses and other social enterprises, as well as the Rame Conservation Trust, the charity which manages the land where WilderMe will be sited this season.
WilderMe has already gained a great deal of positive local and national attention, with groups arriving from as far afield as Sheffield this Summer. WilderMe resourcefully offers their site for other wellbeing groups so that more people with autism can enjoy this experience as part of a subsidised holiday package.
WilderMe is currently Crowdfunding through Natwest's Back Her Business to purchase insulation and furnish the Geodomes ready for their first guests’ arrival in August. They have already hit 92% of their target. To help them reach their final goal or for more information on this exciting new Cornish venture check out www.wilderme.com.
The first time we visited the Rame Peninsula, we fell in love with it instantly. This area has all of the magical ingredients required to make WilderMe the success we know it will be, from its strong sense of community to the outstanding views, and the kind of eclectic natural landscape you just don’t quite find anywhere else. WilderMe has found its home.