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Beverley - Macclesfield

We were approached back in March by Beverley, Bev who is suffering from a terminal illness and was desperate to spend some quality time away with her lovely husband.  We worked with Bev to book a break around her chemo dates, they decided they'd like to visit Quay West in South Wales.  We booked them a top of the range caravan and even sent them some spending money towards travel and meals.  They had the most fantastic time.

Here's a few words from Bev

Omg had the best time ever, been my dream for years to see a dolphin and I did on a boat trip , caravan was to die for I really can’t thank you enough it was amazing and Ste loved it too..  Thank you Bev xx


Andrew - Kent

We were approached in March by Andrew's older Brother, Andrew has been diagonsed with stage 4 bowel cancer which has now spread to other organs.  The family are obviously shocked and devastated by this news, particularly difficult as Andrew is to become a new Dad in August.

We quickly worked with the family, they really wanted to enjoy a weekend away for the whole family, all 15 of them, plus the family dog.  They went off to Teighmouth, Devon where they meet with some other family members, they enjoyed some much needed family time.

Special memories created forever

Here's a few words from Andrew's brother

Fifteen members of Andrew's family from his parents to his nieces spent a fantastic weekend away in Shaldon near Teignmouth, Devon. We had a lovely family day out in Torquay on the Saturday where we met up with his cousin from Cornwall who he hasn't seen for almost ten years. Followed by a family meal out on Saturday evening. 

Sunday was a more chilled relaxing day spent at the house just being together, and we all had a roast dinner together.

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Avivit - London

We were approached by Anna at the beginning of January, her very good friend really needed our help, she's suffering from a terminal condition.  She's mum to 2 very young boys and her mum who's in the 70's is helping her raise them, which is very difficult for all of them.

We came up with the a weekend break at Centre Parcs in Woburn, Bedfordshire. The family together with Anna & her little boy had a fabulous weekend away, the kids loved the activity club and the pools, whilst Anna, Avivit & mum spent some quality time together.

Since returning Avivit's condition has detoriated and she is no longer receiving any treatment, the memories made at the their weekend in Centre Parcs are priceless, especially for her 2 boys.

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Carol - St Helens

Carol - St Helens

Carol approached the Trust in January earlier this year.   Carol is sadly suffering from a terminal condition and wanted to spend a few days away with her husband.  They just wanted a bit of normality, to spend some quality time together.  They chose Valentines Day to book their time away.

Here's a few words we received from Carol on their return: 

Hi Nicki. What a fantastic break we had so refreshed felt like we were a million miles away .room was beautiful with river view .flowers a bottle of wine and card in the room as we arrived and manager treated us the the Valentine's menu on Thursday night .your organisation is fantastic we thank you so so so much .I will include a couple of pictures they are fine to add to your website..biggest thank you from carol & Adam Sims xx

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Diana - Lapland UK


We were approached by Diana by in October 2018, she's a young mum to two very young children, she really wanted to make Christmas as special as possible for them.  Her dream to go to Lapland UK, we organised everything for Diana, her husband & children to visit Lapland UK on the Friday before Christmas, the children stuffed toys, made gingerbread men, went ice skating and of course met the Big Man himself, Father Christmas. 
Diana was so grateful for the opportunity to make special memories with her family and in her words will be "forever grateful".


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