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Disabled children to go on safari trip

By Grantham Reporter

Disabled children and their families will make special memories when they are treated to an all expenses paid day out by the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund in September.

A coach will travel to the West Midland Safari Park, in Worcestershire, where youngsters and their parents and carers will see lions, rhinos, monkeys and more on safari.

Afterwards, they will enjoy the thrills and spills of the theme park.

Charity trustee Marie Bond said: “The park has a lot to offer and will hopefully provide a great day out for families.

“I speak for all the charity’s trustees when I say that it’s a pleasure to be able to give them something to look forward to and enjoy while knowing it won’t hit them in the pocket.”

The trip to the safari park is on Saturday, September 22. Travel, admission to the park and lunch will all be provided by the Children’s Fund, which organises trips/events every year. For the past two years it has held a ‘Festival of Excitement’ at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, but trustees decided to offer families something different this year.

Marie said: “The ‘Festival of Excitement’ will be back - we know from the feedback we’ve received that everyone loved the rally car rides in particular - but we thought families might like a change.

“I hope parents will take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy a fantastic day out on us.”

Anyone with a child aged 14 and under who is living with a disability, and who lives within the Journal’s news coverage area, is invited to apply for places on the coaches.

Application forms are available from the Journal office, in St Peter’s House, St Peter’s Hill. Alternatively, email mlbond901@gmail.com and a form will be posted out.

The Grantham Journal Children’s Fund is a registered charity which exists primarily to give financial help to families with a disabled child. To enquire about the support available, or to discuss supporting the charity, email mlbond901@gmail.com


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