From 8th-17th May, 13 children and their families, alongside 2 Dreams Come True volunteers and 2 volunteer nurses stayed at CLC World Resorts & Hotels’ Regal Oaks resort, in Kissimmee, Orlando.
Dreams Come True grants children and young people living with serious medical conditions the chance to realise their dreams. Whether that is through vital technology, meeting their hero or going on a precious trip with their friends and family, each dream enriches the child’s life.
The families had a full itinerary in Orlando, with trips to many of the fabulous theme parks – SeaWorld®, Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Disney’s Magic Kingdom® – plus an exclusive BBQ event with broadcaster and journalist, Jennie Bond.
Jennie said, “It was lovely to see so many excited and happy faces. It means a lot to me, both personally and as CLC World Resorts & Hotel’s ambassador, to be part of something so worthwhile and rewarding.”
The children and their families got the chance to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tinker Bell, Ariel and lots of other characters as part of their theme park experience, as well as the opportunity to relax and enjoy time together.
Richard Ashton, Chief Executive at Dreams Come True, commented: “Thank you to CLC World and all the team at their Regal Oaks resort for making our 2018 Group Trip to Orlando an unforgettable experience.”
“The resort provided a home from home for our families, as well as a tranquil environment for them to enjoy relaxation time after spending their days at the theme parks. The Welcome BBQ that CLC World so kindly arranged in honour of the trip gave the families the opportunity to socialise as a group. As a result, they developed a strong, supportive bond and many new friendships were formed.”
“We wouldn’t be able to fulfil dreams without the support from CLC World and our incredible supporters, so thank you from all of us.”
CLC World Resorts & Hotels is proud to partner Dreams Come True, contributing to their great work in bringing dreams to reality for those who need it most. To celebrate Dreams Come True’s 30th anniversary, they have donated a further 30 weeks’ accommodation to the charity in 2018.
Graham Wilding, UK Operations Director at CLC World, added: “This is a cause close to our hearts. As a holiday provider, we know how special and precious the time spent together on holiday is, and we wanted to make this dream possible for those who need this time together the most.”