Cruise Holiday Specialists Orbital Travel Donates Nile Cruise Holiday Prize for Lynsey Ivison Trust Golf Day

The Lynsey Ivison Trust, a local charity to Orbital Travel’s offices, provides special holidays for terminally ill children and their parents. The trust was established in 1990 after Lynsey died.

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The Lynsey Ivison Trust

The Lynsey Ivison Trust

'Orbital Travel are proud to have been involved with the Lynsey Ivison Trust for eight years now.' -- John McCallum, Managing Director

Buntingford, Hertfordshire (PRWEB UK) 16 July 2014

Lynsey was diagnosed as having cancer at the age of nine but this bright and courageous young girl was determined to lead as normal a life as possible and she continued with her passions - dancing, swimming and family cycle rides - as well as her studies. When Lynsey died aged eleven on 27th April 1990 she had already been an inspiration to other children and to their families, as well as her own family and friends.

Established in 1990 after Lynsey died, the Trust was set up by her family and friends to help 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 happy time together as a family as normally as possible.

The Trust organises a whole range of fund-raising activities including the hugely successful 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. Health care professionals from many different hospitals are also involved and provide peace of mind for families whilst they are away.

John McCallum, Managing Director commented; “Orbital Travel are proud to have been involved with the Lynsey Ivison Trust for eight years now. 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."

"We have over the years supported their fund raising efforts with both contributions and raffle prizes, and we are doing so again this year. We would encourage everybody who is able to, to contribute to this very worthwhile cause.”

For more information, please contact Orbital Travel on 0333 123 7147 or visit http://www.orbitaltravel.co.uk/blog/lynsey-ivison-trust-charity-golf-day/.

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.