When You Wish Upon a Star, a UK-based charity dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, joined forces with Fantasy Island for a memorable family day out. The event brought joy, laughter, and cherished memories to families in need of a break from medical challenges.
A busload of families, accompanied by the When You Wish Upon a Star team, arrived at Fantasy Island for a day filled with fun and excitement. The families, facing the difficulties of life-threatening illnesses, were treated to an extraordinary experience at the Lincolnshire amusement park.
Paul Hawkins, Regional Fundraiser for Midlands and South, expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you to everyone at Fantasy Island for a fantastic day out for our wish families. I could talk and talk about the day trip and the impact it had on the lives of our families, but I think this quote from a parent says it best: ‘Just a massive thank you, on that day we actually felt like a family again, Aydn enjoyed every second of it that he didn’t want to leave at all.'”
The impact of the family day out was profound, providing much-needed respite and creating lasting memories. The When You Wish Upon a Star team commended the Fantasy Island staff for their unwavering support and dedication to fulfilling the charity’s mission.
“Giving the chance for families to have fun and escape hospitals and medical appointments is part of the charity’s mission, and to have the Fantasy Island team fully supporting this was a great help and had a huge impact on all those who attended. THANK YOU!” added Paul Hawkins.
The Mellors Group and When You Wish Upon a Star have fostered a strong and enduring relationship built on shared values and a mutual commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Through continued collaboration and support, they have been able to create magical experiences and bring smiles to the faces of brave children, providing them with unforgettable moments of joy and respite from their challenging circumstances. Together, they are making dreams a reality and spreading happiness one wish at a time.