PRESS RELEASEA family from MEGAN'S FLUTTERBY FUND in NORTHAMPTON is set to make a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip to No. 10 Downing St on August 21st as part of a very special tour around London for children supported by hospices and charities across the country organised by The Sporting Bears Motor Club.
Described as a car club with a heart, all the Sporting Bears club members have pledged to help children’s charities by taking part in a range of social and Dream Rides activities. The Sporting Bears have a long history of supporting children’s charities and are still celebrating after raising £57k for BBC Children in Need at CarFest North!
This year’s event follows previous trips to the capital where children and families have been guests of honour at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.
ALFIE ARNSBY has been chosen to take part in the 2015 event which will see 10 families chauffeur driven in a fleet of luxury cars supplied by Bentley UK, all driven by a team of Sporting Bears volunteers and escorted through London by the Special Escort Group. This elite Met Police armed motorcycle team are more used to escorting Royals and visiting Heads Of State but have agreed to help make the journey through London especially memorable as they pass famous London Landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace before arriving at Number 10 Downing Street where the children and families will be treated to a special tour around the Prime Minister’s house.
North West regional representative for the Sporting Bears Motor Club, Max Walker, commented "Most people take a special day out for granted, but some of the families we support have never had the chance to visit London before and even a family trip can take a huge effort due to the additional needs involved."
"It really is our privilege to provide a luxury tour of the capital, and treat these children and parents to an experience they can treasure forever."
"All of the children we support are facing issues that many adults would find difficult; some are suffering life-limiting illnesses or have overcome immense personal challenges. Our volunteers are delighted to help build some happy memories for the families Gisela Bell added "it will be a wonderful day for a super little boy and his family"
The children and their families will be treated to a reception at Hilton London Metropole, after enjoying a complimentary stay with the chosen hotel partners.
Some families have kindly agreed to meet with press and talk about their special stories.
List of charities who are sending children and families:
RAFBF (Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund)
The Childrens Trust
Cash for Kids, (Borders Region) x 2places all the way from Scotland
Acorns Children's Hospice
Megan's Flutterby Fund
Dreams Come True
Derian House Children's Hospice