Families caring for a seriously ill child were treated to a special day out at Cadbury World last week, thanks to Mondelez as part of our charity partnership with Morrisons. Making special memories on days like this is a big part of our partnership with Morrisons, helping families make the most of every moment they have together.
Nine families supported by Acorns Children’s Hospices were invited by Together for Short Lives and Mondelez to spend the day at Cadbury World to enjoy the magical tour of the factory, chocolate tasting, photo moments and the outside adventure playground.
With today being National Siblings Day (10 April), we were delighted that so many brothers and sisters who help to care for their siblings, were able to have a special day to remember.
It was a special day for five-year-old Faith who was there with her mum and dad and three-year old brother Cody who has cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease and severe brain damage. Cody has spent much of his young life in hospital and has had numerous operations, battling courageously through 35 cardiac arrests.
Mum Melissa said: “Faith needs days like this and the sibling support from our hospice, she’s been through so much. She is brilliant and helps me with Cody every day – she calls herself a mini-carer.” Faith has been having home visits from the Acorns Sibling Team and is looking forward to her first sibling session at the hospice in May.
Faith loved Cadbury World, saying: “The playground is great fun and I loved the 4D experience!”
Sixteen-year-old Matt, who was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 causing multiple brain and spinal tumours and drug resistant epilepsy, also enjoyed Cadbury World with his dad and step-brother Oliver. The family were introduced to Acorns recently through Teenage Cancer Trust.
It's great to spend time as a family together and forget about treatmentDad, Andy
Thank you once again to Mondelez for inviting Together for Short Lives and families to be part of this special day.