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Charlotte's running now thanks to camp
Best friends: Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman, 9, is reunited with her friend and
mentor Cameron Clapp at Camp No Limits in Maine, United States.
Photo: PERRY BISMAN
By GEORGE GARDNER
Thank you to everyone. It was
totally worth it.
That s the message from
quadruple amputee Charlotte
Cleverley-Bisman who s just got
back from from Camp No
Limits in Maine, USA.
The annual camp provides
education, mentorship and sup-
port to children from around
the world coping with limb loss.
Auckland City Harbour News
readers were among Suburban
Newspapers followers across
Auckland who helped raise
$10,154 to get Charlotte there.
The money rolled in after a
$5000 donation by the Mad
Butcher and Suburban New-
spapers Community Trust kick
started the fundraising drive
for Charlotte and her family in
The trip cost $25,000 and the
last minute push raised the
I want to say thanks to
everyone who sent some money
in, 9-year-old Charlotte says.
I went on a rockwall and a
kayak and I went swimming.
I didn t really want to walk
on my blades, but I did. One day
water. It s easier taking them
off than it is putting them on
Charlotte caught up with her
friend and mentor, American
athlete and triple amputee
Cameron Clapp who motivated
her during a similar event last
And she also found herself
This time at camp I taught
my new friend Fernanda how to
walk. It felt like I was Cameron
because he helped me -- so I hel-
ped Fernanda and also Jere-
miah, another boy.
Charlotte s mum Pam says
the experience stirred every
emotion you can think of .
There were a lot of kids
there who had had meningitis
like Charlotte. Fernanda and
Jeremiah had both had it. They
were younger and struggling.
She was able to be a mentor to
them. You can t put a price on
it. It s amazing.
Pam says the camp experien-
ces set the kids up for life.
Charlotte is being a person
we haven t seen before. She has
brought back a maturity we
couldn t give her.
Charlotte has gone back to
school without her power chair.
She is running on her legs,
but it doesn t take much for her
energy to go. We have to work
on her fitness, and give her cool
down times. Our goal is for her
to be able to do a whole day.
The teachers are now having to
recreate support around her
needs, Pam says.
Pam and Charlotte s dad
Perry also want to thank every-
one who helped Charlotte get to
It gives us hope for the
Go to aucklandcityharbour
news.co.nz and click on Latest
Edition to see Charlotte and
Cameron Clapp run on their
blades at Camp No Limits.
Intimacies and intricacies of
country house goings-on
On stage: Dena Kennedy performs in
After Miss Julie at The Basement this
By CATHERINE HEALY
Go to aucklandcityharbour-
news.co.nz and click on Latest
Edition to see a video of a New
York production of the play.
Getting the chance to perform in a
play she studied as a drama student is
a dream for actress Dena Kennedy.
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber
will be at The Basement from August
27 to September 7.
Miss Kennedy will perform along-
side Erroll Shand and Jodie Hillock,
who is the driving force behind the
This has been her baby. Jodie has
wanted to do this for years and she is
perfectly cast in the lead role. She s an
amazing actress and I wanted to
suport her in this, Miss Kennedy
The play is a reworking of August
Strindberg s tragedy Miss Julie, but
relocated to an English country house
in July 1945.
Full of electricity, sexuality and
lust, the play follows a relationship
constrained by the class system of the
It s a highly intense relationship
that goes horribly wrong.
Mr Shand plays John the chauffeur,
while Miss Hillock plays the daughter
of the house who commands his atten-
tion. Miss Kennedy plays Christine,
who is the cook and John s partner.
Watching characters in such a
tumultuous emotional state in an inti-
mate performance space will be quite
an experience, Miss Kennedy says.
It is one of those plays that should
be seen. Unless you are a drama
student you might not have come
across it before, but everyone should
see or experience it as it s not often
A graduate of the National Drama
School in Wellington, the 34-year-old
has been working in theatre, film and
television for 11 years. She went back
to university and did her masters in
film production and is now equally
happy behind the camera as in front
It makes her highly employable --
not all actors have the desire or the
skills to work as a production man-
ager or line producer. While there is
plenty of production work, acting in a
play like this is important, she says.
It is so beautifully written. It s
good for actors to do plays like this. It
helps keep your craft up to a high
level because the quality of the writ-
ing is so high.
After Miss Julie is at The Basement,
August 27 to September 7. Tickets
from iticket.co.nz or phone 361 1000.
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