Many people wonder whether supporting a children's holiday is worthwhile: "isn't the benefit a bit short term?" To answer this we'd like to tell you about a young boy with cancer who came on one of our early trips. A short time later he was in hospital and had only a few weeks left to live. He was asked if there was something special he would like to do before he died. He asked if he could go skiing again, obviously that wasn't possible. So he settled for being taken to his nearest dry ski slope; standing at the top of the slope and remembering the feeling of complete achievement and happiness … the time he described as the happiest of his whole life.
Or in the words of the mother of one of the children: "Since Poppy received the DVD it has hardly been off our TV …. Poppy absolutely loves it and will sit for hours watching it, bringing back memories and LAUGHING !!! It means the world to Poppy as her memory is so poor … this DVD means she can re-live the holiday forever! About the first five/six times she watched it she was in tears remembering all the lovely friends she has made. She writes to quite a few. It really was the holiday of a lifetime for Poppy."
We may only be a small charity, and we may only be able to support 20 children each year, but we can say with great certainty that with the help of our donors we have a profound effect on each and every one of these children.
Many thanks for reading this, we hope you can help.