As a single mother, taking care of my two young boys, Connor and Kian, can be tough. Making sure we have enough money to cover our bills is difficult enough, without even thinking about the additional experiences I’d like to give them.
Over the six weeks of summer holidays, the boys were lucky enough to enjoy two holidays which would never have been possible without the help of the MCF. We decided to take advantage of the hot weather to enjoy a proper British seaside holiday!
In July we set off on the ferry across the Solent to enjoy a week of outdoor fun on the Isle of Wight. We spent a lot of time crabbing and swimming at the beach – the boys love anything outdoors so this was such a treat! We also took in lots of the local attractions like the Needles and learnt about dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Isle museum.
A few weeks later we were off down south again, this time to Bournemouth. The sun was still shining so we enjoyed playing and swimming at the beach as well as visiting the arcade and getting to eat out. The chance to get away was absolutely brilliant for the boys, and I got to enjoy a much needed holiday from the housework!
I can’t change that they will forever live without their dad but I can help them make amazing memories which is the most important thing. Happy, family memories are everything. Thank you will never be enough.