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    Weʼve raised £3,212 to make 6 volunteers able to take 6 disabled children from a government orphanage on a beach holiday to HuaHin Thailand for a holiday of dreams

    Funded on Wednesday, 12th September 2018

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    1step2step is a Lancaster, UK based charity which supports children with disabilities in a government orphanage in Thailand, called Bann Fueng Fah. Here we strive to develop the children's skills through love, care and therapy, encouraging them to develop to their full potential and grow up to be valued Thai citizens, with their own individual character and personality.

    These resilient children have lived most of their lives within a ward in the orphanage, alongside 40 other children; only spending nights away when admitted to hospital. They spend a large part of their day lying on a mat and rarely going out on outings. Caring for so many children with so few staff means one to one attention is minimal.

    This summer we, along with 6 volunteers plan to take 6 children to the beach of Hua Hin in South Thailand, for 4 days, giving them an amazing opportunity to play on the beach, in the pool and visit a water park. They will also get to go to the night market and the movies! Undoubtedly this will be a holiday of a lifetime for the children, allowing them to experience life outside the walls of the orphanage. The children have cerebral palsy of varied types. Some have extra difficulties with eating, breathing and seizures, however we are trained to be able to manage these issues.

    As you can imagine this holiday of dreams would not be possible without our volunteers so generously giving up their time to support us and so this is why we are asking for donations to help support them, whilst they support our children.

    We are fundraising to help the team with their costs towards flights, insurance, accommodation and food. Our charity are funding the costs for the days with the children, but the volunteers are responsible for the rest of their costs.

    All our volunteers have DBS check and references and most are known to us personally.

    These volunteers will give the children the one to one attention they so desperately need, allowing them to make memories which will last forever.

    Back in 2013 we did a similar holiday and it was wonderful! The children had such an amazing time. Seeing the sea for the first time, going down water slides, visiting places they could not have even imagined and all these firsts gave them all a wonderful friendship bond. We are so excited to repeat this trip and build a new bond for those children within our group who have never been and strengthen existing friendships further.

    This is why we have set up this page for those who wish to support this wonderful trip. If we meet our funding needs any unused money will be used to make the children's experience even more special, or put towards trips in the future. No funds will be used for admin.

    The volunteers travel from August the 16th to 28th and the holiday for the children is 22nd to 25th. With your help we will fill that short time with unlimited amounts of fun and happiness.

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    • Nicola Anderson7 months ago
      Nicola Anderson

      Nicola Anderson

      7 months ago

      Thankyou to all who have donated. We have also received some donations off line and so blessed with a bit more funds than this page states. One of the volunteers from the holiday back in 2013 said.... The best bit was investing in this one child, giving them experiences for the first time. Best day was the waterpark where the children had so much fun they all slept 12 hours straight after. The hardest part was taking them back to the ward where they were one of 40 plus children and not getting the one to one attention i'd enjoyed giving them.

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    • Nicola Anderson7 months ago
      Nicola Anderson

      Nicola Anderson

      7 months ago

      Thankyou to all who have given. We really appreciate it. The flights are being booked in trust. We have been given some donations to this separate to the sight so are in a slightly healthier state than it looks but we seek your help. Please copy the link and share it with anyone you know who might have a hearts soft spot for disabled children in a government institute. Your help spreading the word will help make lovely memories for these darling children.

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    43

    • Susie Fletcher

      Susie Fletcher

      Aug 19, 2018

      I hope you all have a wonderful time xx

      £100.00

    • Jacqueline Millington

      Jacqueline Millington

      Aug 16, 2018

      Have a fabulous holiday x

      £20.00

    • Sara Dryden

      Sara Dryden

      Aug 14, 2018

      Wishing you and the children a wonderful trip. I know how much it means to you all. Sara

      £100.00

    • Sara Dryden

      Sara Dryden

      Aug 14, 2018

      Wishing you and the children a wonderful trip. I know how much it means to you all. Sara x

      £100.00

    • Esther Bradshaw

      Esther Bradshaw

      Aug 12, 2018

      Have an incredible trip making memories! Lots of love xxx

      £50.00

    • Amy Trahan

      Amy Trahan

      Aug 11, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 7, 2018

      Hope you get what you need to give a great holiday for the youngsters. You are amazing!

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