CHILDREN from Chester have been on a trip they will never forget to Disneyland Paris, courtesy of Chronicle-backed charity Miles of Smiles and the generosity of the our readers.
The 42-strong party, which included GP Dr Amrit Goyal and Miles of Smiles co-ordinators, arrived at their Disneyland Paris destination and enjoyed four days of wall to wall sunshine.
The group was given VIP treatment for the duration of their stay at the fabulous Newport Bay Hotel and were issued with special badges and passes to allow them to the front of the huge queues at theme parks and restaurants.
A sight-seeing tour of Paris and lunch beneath The Eiffel Tower on Monday ended a memorable break for the group.
The adventure took place during celebrations of Disneyland Paris’ 15th anniversary, which coincided with Miles of Smiles’ 15th year of making dreams come true.
Imogen Anderson, who accompanied daughter Kia, seven, from Vicars Cross said: ‘We have made some fantastic new friends and memories of this trip will stay close to our hearts.’
Sally Morris of Saughall, who was with daughter Lorna, said: ‘From start to finish the trip was absolutely brilliant. It will stay in our memories forever. Lorna especially enjoyed the parades and going on the Big Thunder Mountain ride.’
Ursula Marshall of Hoole enjoyed quality time with daughter Rose, seven. Ursula said: ‘We can’t put into words how we feel. The support we have had has been wonderful. Thank you Dave Newbrook for sponsoring an experience that’s touched our hearts.’
Seventeen-year-old Sonia Parker was accompanied by Dorin Park School assistant Anne Jones of Vicars Cross. Anne said: ‘We have had a brilliant time. The hotel was beautiful and all the staff so helpful.’
Fifteen year old Jonathan Sass and dad Graham of Great Sutton were delighted. Graham said: ‘Jonny’s had a fantastic time thanks to the Miles of Smiles team. We have memories to cherish. Thank you the City of Chester Male Voice Choir for sponsoring our adventure.’
Bernadette Price from Little Sutton, mum of 15-year-old Christopher, said: ‘We have had a brilliant time, Christopher has loved every second.’
Chairman of Miles of Smiles Mick Hughes said: ‘There are far too many people to thank for this very special 15th anniversary trip, but to everyone who contributed time, effort and money a heartfelt thank-you.
‘A very special thank you to Dr Goyal for looking out for us all and Brian Peers for organising a
smooth and memorable trip.’