Send our children to Give Kids The World

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Give Kids The World

‘Where happiness inspires hope ‘

The Dorset Children’s Foundation are delighted to be an official wish giving charity for Give Kids The World (GKTW). 

GKTW is a non profit ‘story book’ resort in central Florida, where children with life threatening illnesses and their families are treated to a week- long cost free holiday. 

We believe that GKTW will benefit so many of our families with children with life threatening illnesses and we would love to have the funds to send 6 families there in 2019. Trips cost on average £7,000 per family.


When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a family’s life changes forever. They face an obstacle course littered with doctor appointments, painful treatments, overwhelming expenses and endless worry.

Parents who would do anything to see their child smile are more likely to have to say no to some opportunities due to the risks and limitations their child’s condition can impose. Energy vanishes, hope fades, and free time slips away.

However, when a family arrives at Give Kids The World Village, they quickly realise that this is a special place. Requests are granted and limitations are eliminated: “Yes, you can have ice cream for breakfast.  Yes, wheelchairs are allowed in that pool. Yes, you can ride the train, again.”

During the day, they visit the world-famous attractions and theme parks of Central Florida.  In the evening, they return to The Village teeming with themed parties, events and surprises.

Each day offers an amazing experience. Parents see their children smiling and laughing - things that they haven’t done in weeks, months, even years.

A trip to Give Kids The World Village gives families time together, inspiring a renewed sense of hope and happiness that lasts long after they return home. In a very real sense, this offers the gift of time - time away from the burdens of everyday life and time to rediscover the joy of simply being together.

Absolutely everything will be planned for our parents from visas to special assistance at the airports. We have an amazing volunteer who will guide our families through every step of their fantastic trip, so all they have to do is pack.

Please donate what you can. Thank you.


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