Date dream fulfilled: 28/06/2015
Summary: Emma from Inverclyde is a young girl, aged 8, with complex life-limiting conditions. Emma and her parents had a fantastic time at the Festival of Speed, Goodwood.
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Emma from Inverclyde is a young girl, aged 8, with complex life-limiting conditions, which means she needs constant care. Emma has very limited mobility and communciation but her parents have noticed one thing that particularly brings a smile to her face.
Mum (Eleanor) and Dad (Rory) are motorsport fans and often take Emma along. They have noticed that Emma really responds - smiling and moving around and think it is a combination of the sounds, sights and smells. Mum and Dad were keen to maximise this opportunity for Emma so asked if we could arrange tickets for the Festival of Speed at Goodwood.
The Festival of Speed was an ideal event as it offered the chance to get really close up to lots of racing cars and make a full day of it.
We are very grateful to Goodwood, who couldn’t have been more supportive and went to great lengths to to organise a special day for Emma. They gave the family complimentary tickets, parking and access to the family area, which was very important given Emma’s needs. Tea was also provided in the top paddock.
We also managed to secure accommodation and leisure passes at Bunn Leisure in nearby Selsey, where the family made the most of a summer heatwave before journeying back to Scotland.
As you can see from the photos, Emma really enjoyed her experience and afterwards, the family wrote us a lovely email.
“We would like to say a massive thank you and everyone involved in making our trip to the Festival of Speed and for all your hard work putting all the pieces together.
Thank you to everyone involved in making a dream come true for Emma - she had a brilliant day.”
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