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Festival Of Light

Festival Of Light

Two girls with Down's Syndrome and Hypermobility difficutlies experienced the Festival of Light at Christmas with their family

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A huge thank you to Give Them A Sporting Chance for giving our family the best day out in a long time!

Our 'wish' was for our daughters, Hazel 6 and Miriam 8, to experience Christmas Lights somewhere other than a garden centre or DIY store - our usual places where we go to see them. Hazel has Down's syndrome, is tube fed and in a wheelchair. Her sister, Miriam, has her own difficulties relating to Hypermobility. A day trip anywhere is usually out of the question as Hazel's needs make it difficult to be away from home for any more than a couple of hours.

Give Them A Sporting Chance made our wish possible by taking us to Longleat's Festival of Lights just before Christmas. They even arranged for us to have our very own nurse with us - Alex, who helped make the whole day wonderfully easy for us. We spent the day exploring Longleat House, it's animals, gardens and other attractions, and watched as Miriam overcame some fears and learnt to do things she'd never done before!

Once darkness fell we were taken on a magical journey as we explored, open mouthed, the stunningly lit Fairytale scenes in the Festival of Light. We shall never forget the look on Hazel's face as she stared up at a huge Christmas tree that told a story in lights. The whole display was by far the best Christmas lights the girls have ever seen! Totally magical!

So thank you to Alex, Charlie and all at Give Them a Sporting Chance for making such special memories for our family and helping us to do something we almost certainly wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. We felt like royalty and it was a day we will never forget!

Lunch on board the Strathspey Steam railway


A group of over 90 from the Moray and Nairn Riding for the Disabled Group, including carers, helpers, recipients and friends enjoyed a  journey from Broomhill to Aviemore and back to Broomhill.

Raised funds for Riding for the disabled

Helicopter flight and visit to the Airport Fire Station

Liam in Helicopter

A young man with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 enjoyed a a visit to Inverness Dalcross Airport and a flight in a PDG helicopter, a visit to the Airport Fire Station followed by a tour and lunch given by the airport.

Raised funds for In the process of raising funds for a charity of his choice.

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The Red Arrows at Silverstone