The Sandcastle Trust – Visit Santa scheme
Under this scheme The Sandcastle Trust will send families from across the UK who are affected by rare genetic condition on a family day out to visit Santa at an attraction local to them. For example, this could be at a zoo, farm, theme park or garden centre.
To be eligible to apply, families must contain an immediate member who has been diagnosed with a genetic condition (single gene inheritance, mitochondrial inheritance or chromosome disorder) that is rare (as defined by the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases, i.e. affects less than 5 in 10,000 of the general population). The diagnosis must be clinically evidenced.
The Sandcastle Trust also supports bereaved families.
The UK families we support would therefore meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme.
Please find application form here:
This form will need to be printed off, completed and returned to The Sandcastle Trust at the address at the top of the form with copies of supporting documents by no later than Friday 20 October 2017. Applicant’s will hear from the Trust shortly after via email with confirmation of whether or not they have been successful. Tickets will then be sent out in the post.
Please do like The Sandcastle Trust Facebook, twitter and Instagram pages. They also accept applications throughout the year for grants for annual attraction passes and short breaks. Families can contact them directly for an application form.