Two amazing days at Disneyland Paris await eight special children who deserve a trip of a lifetime.
Each child, plus a parent/guardian, will gather together and travel to the wonderland by coach and Eurostar straight to the Disneyland doorstep.
Here, everyone’s luggage will be whisked away by porters to their rooms at the Santa Fe Hotel, while the group races off to enjoy all the delights of Disney without having to waste a single second!
And not only will they get two days of fun, fun, fun, but also a very special breakfast with Disney characters and admission to the famous Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show!
The trip is being organised under the auspices of the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund charity. And it’s all down to the generosity of readers, businesses and the Grantham community as a whole that this trip can happen.
Readers might remember that last year, we raised thousands of pounds to take terminally ill children to Lapland at Christmas-time. Well so much money was raised that a sizeable amount was left over and it was decided that a wonderful weekend away at Disneyland Paris would go ahead this year.
The trip is entirely free for everyone, from transport and accommodation to food and entertainment.
It will take place Friday, September 19, to Sunday, September 21. A coach will pick everyone up at Grantham Bus Station in the morning and travel to St Pancras Station in London. The group will board the Eurostar and embark on a direct route to Disneyland.
Express check-in means you will leave your bags with porters who will take them straight to your room while you head into the park to start the fun. A three-day Disney Hopper pass is included so you can get the most out of the trip. The trip is full-board, so all meals are included. Each pair will receive vouchers to spend at a wide range of restaurants in the park.
On the Friday evening, everyone will join together and head to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The interactive dinner show is a must when visiting Disneyland Paris. The evening starts with entertainment by Sheriff Goofy and his musician friends in the bar, before everyone takes their seats at one of four ranches. Each ranch defends its honour during a competition held in the arena, while dining Tex-Mex style.
On the Saturday morning, everyone will come together to enjoy a breakfast with Disney characters at Cafe Mickey in Disney Village.
On the Sunday afternoon, tired but happy, everyone will head back on the Eurostar to London, and jump aboard a coach back to Grantham.
** How to apply: If you are a parent/guardian of a disabled child, you can apply for two places on the trip – one for the child and an adult. Write a letter giving details of your child’s disability, and why the child deserves a place on the trip. Please explain how their disability/condition affects their lives and state any mobility problems they have. The letter must include the child’s full name, address and date of birth, and the full name and address of the parent/guardian who would join them. Please state the relationship between child and adult.
Please include a letter on headed paper from the doctor or consultant who sees your child in relation to their condition. The letter must confirm the condition and state that the child is able to travel safely.
Please ensure a contact telephone number and email address for the parent/guardian is provided.
** Send your letter to: Children’s Fund, Grantham Journal, St Peter’s House, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6QB.
Terms and conditions:
The child and accompanying adult must be able to travel September 19-21, 2014. The child must live within the Grantham Journal news coverage area, and be aged between six and 11, and have a disability/life-affecting condition.
All parties must agree to media coverage in the Grantham Journal.