Charlie’s Beach House holiday
12-year-old Charlie has congenital muscular dystrophy, scoliosis and hip dysplasia. For many children like Charlie who use wheelchairs for mobility, finding a place to stay for a family holiday that meets their needs can be challenging.
Charlie’s parents, Jodie and Steven, said, “We don’t plan many family holidays due to difficulty finding suitable and accessible accommodation. To have a house with everything supplied would be really welcome, and a much-needed break for our family.”
In April 2023, Charlie, his parents, and his grandmother stayed at our Laklinyeri Beach House – a purpose-built, medically equipped holiday home for families of children with complex care needs or children in palliative care, as well as bereaved families.
Jodie and Steven say, “We loved the house and found all of the facilities so easy, useful and accessible for Charlie in his electric wheelchair.”
“Everything is lovely and the house has a great ambience. We love all the natural light and fresh air.”
“Having all of the equipment options available on-site, and bikes and beach chairs, is so convenient and means you don’t have to bring everything.”
“Thanks also to all of the generous businesses that donate food and experiences – we are very grateful. We can’t thank the WCH Foundation enough!”
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