'Beautiful' new Sandy Bay caravan enables 'dream' holiday for wheelchair users
PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 May 2018
A charity which provides respite breaks for people with disabilities has celebrated the opening of a brand new, fully adapted luxury caravan, at Sandy Bay.
Charity Dream-A-Way already owned nine luxury holiday homes at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Sandy Bay, but their newest addition is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Funded by a generous donation from the Clare Milne Trust, this fully adapted unit was officially opened by Dream-A-Way Ambassadors Nicole and Lauren
On Saturday, April 21, friends and supporters of Dream-A-Way arrived at Devon Cliffs, to welcome the arrival of the new facility.
Charity chairman Jeff Merrett MBE said: “It was a real honour to invite Nicole and Lauren to open this stunning, new adapted holiday home and Dream-A-Way.
“This new home will enable us to offer local families and individuals using wheelchairs to enjoy a much-needed break at beautiful Sandy Bay.”
The event was attended by Bourne Leisure staff members, Dream-A-Way trustees, committee members, volunteers and invited guests.
Mr Merrett said he was ‘delighted’ by the support from the Clare Milne Trust and thanked the management at Bourne Leisure for supplying an ‘amazing’ buffet.
Entirely run by volunteers, Dream-A-Way provides holidays, days out and other experiences for people with disabilities and life-affecting health conditions.
Representatives of the Clare Milne Trust, Bob and Jane Spencer and Margaret Rogers, said they were ‘delighted’ to to support the charity and fund such a ‘beautiful’ holiday home.
Following the official cutting of the tape and a few words, everyone was treated to a complimentary buffet and celebratory drink at The South Beach, supplied by Bourne Leisure.
The Clare Milne Trust supports people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall, by making grants to charities working directly with people with disabilities.
The Clare Milne Trust focuses its grants on small effective charities with good volunteer support.
To find out more about Dream-A-Way’s Sandy Bay holidays, visit www.dream-a-way.org