DISABLED youngsters enjoyed a rare holiday together thanks to several generous donations and much dedicated fund-raising, which made their ‘amazing’ Disneyland adventure possible.
Skegness Ability Group members (pictured) set sail to Disneyland, Paris, recently for three days of fun with Mickey Mouse and his merry cohorts.
The group enjoyed riding on the fairground attractions, marvelling at the colourful parades and spending some quality time together.
Group leader Sylvia Myers said: “It was amazing - the highlight for the children was meeting all the characters who kept popping up everywhere and are so lifelike.
“The evening parades were also incredible with lots of bright colours and music and a wonderful atmosphere.”
Despite several of the children being wheelchair-bound, they were not restricted in their enjoyment of the trip, thanks to the helpful staff and accessible facilities, which Sylvia was most impressed with.
Funding for the £8,000 visit was made possible thanks to the group’s own relentless fund-raising, supported by several generous donations.
Skegness Town Council, Skegness Round Table, GMB Union and the Ex-Service Man’s Club all gave kindly as well as a number of one-off donations from members of the public.
Sylvia said: “We are all incredibly grateful for the generous donations which made this amazing trip possible and would like to extend our deepest thanks.”
Although their Disneyland adventure has ended, the group are busy enjoying their regular weekly youth club sessions at Skegness Youth Centre and are preparing for a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Party on June 9.