For many of us February was the month of love. With the warm afterglow of Valentine’s Day still fresh in the air, I’d like to take a moment to tell your readers how for some of our guests a break with our charity has been so much more than a holiday – it has been the road to love.
I work for Revitalise, an amazing national charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers. To mark Valentine’s Day, we made a video entitled ‘That’s Amore’. It is an unabashed celebration of love and affection, documenting the heart-warming story of how lovebirds Carl and Tracey met and fell in love at our Southport centre, Sandpipers. While the pair perfectly encapsulate the romanticism of 14 February, it’s a sobering thought that for some, Valentine’s Day only serves to deepen feelings of loneliness.
Our research shows 46% of disabled people and carers have feelings of apprehension about being isolated and stuck in one place. That’s why we work extremely hard to provide our guests with a truly meaningful holiday experience, one in which they are able to have fun, build friendships with one another and most importantly, create memories that we hope will last a lifetime. We rely on the generosity of individuals to make these breaks possible.
If you would like to find out more about Revitalise and ways that you can support us, please call 0303 303 0147 or visit
Stephanie Stone, Revitalise