Orbital Travel’s Nile Cruise Charity Raffle Prize Winner Announced

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Orbital Travel has supported the Lynsey Ivison Trust, a local charity, for a number of years and recently donated a Nile cruise holiday as first prize in the raffle at the Lynsey Ivison Golf Day. The winners of the cruise were John and Hazel Downey and they were presented with their prize by Ian Ivison, Trustee of the Lynsey Ivison Trust.

Nile Cruise Charity Raffle Prize Winners

Winners of the holiday, John and Hazel Downey, presented with the prize by Ian Ivison, Trustee of the Lynsey Ivison Trust

John McCallum, Orbital Travel Managing Director; "The Trust works tirelessly to provide holidays for children with life threatening illnesses and we are proud to be a part of this."

The Trust provides special holidays for terminally ill children and their parents and was set up in 1990 by Lynsey’s family and friends following her death from cancer aged just 11 years old. The Trust helps other families with children suffering from a life-shortening illness spend precious time with their children on holiday. These much needed breaks provide respite from the pain and routine of treatment as well as the chance to spend some time together as a family as normally as possible.

The Trust organises a whole range of fund-raising activities including the Golf Day, barn dances and cycle rides. The holidays fund a variety of breaks including Center Parcs and days out at a beach hut at Frinton-on-Sea on the Essex coast.

This year’s Golf Day was the most successful to date, raising just over £5000 which will enable at least ten children to go on holiday with their families for a much needed break. Just over £2000 was raised from the raffle on the day, the auction raised £1700 with Fourballs being donated from many courses including The Grove, The Centurion and Brocket Hall as well as many local courses and the hole sponsorship raised £650.

John McCallum, Orbital Travel Managing Director commented; “We have been involved with the Lynsey Ivison Trust for over eight years now and we are delighted that the Golf Day was so successful this year. Lynsey’s parents lived next door to a friend of ours in Buntingford (Hertfordshire, UK), sadly their daughter died at a very young age from cancer. It is inspirational when people are able to turn adversity into something positive. The Trust works tirelessly to provide holidays for children with life threatening illnesses and we are proud to be a part of this”.

For more information please contact Orbital Travel on 01763 274174, http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk

About Orbital Travel:
Orbital Travel is an independent Tour Operator and has been operating since 2003. They are Nile Cruise specialists and also offer tailor-made holidays to the Indian Ocean and Cyprus. They have recently introduced European river and coastal cruises.

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