You may remember Freddie and Louie, the 8 year old twin boys from Nottingham, UK we were trying to help in week 15. It has taken a little while to confirm, but I'm so happy to say that Richard - the incredible man who has helped so many people already - is sending Freddie and Louie, and their parents, Sarah and Andrew, on the holiday they have always dreamed of.
Sarah, a nurse, and Andrew, a furniture maker, had to leave their jobs to care for their lovely boys and have been saving for a long time to fulfil a dream to take them on a holiday to swim with dolphins.
Richard has now made that dream a reality. Not only did he offer to cover the cost of their holiday, but when we were discussing the amounts - sensing the family was being conservative in their estimates - he donated twice the amount suggested, saying he just wanted them to have a really wonderful time. Sarah was interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham on July 7th talking about the amazing donation. You can listen here.
And this is the note Andrew and Sarah sent to Richard after receiving his incredible offer.
Thank you so much for your extremely generous gift to our boys Freddie and Louie. Our whole family have been so moved by your kindness.
You have never met our boys but have chosen to make a difference to their lives.
We are planning to book the holiday for November time to Grand Canaria the boys have never travelled so far and this will take extra planning. We can`t wait for them to swim with dolphins, we feel there will be a connection between them.
We cannot thank you enough for making this experience possible for us, we can`t wait to send you photos and let you know how much fun Freddie and Louie have had.
We had help to create our website earlier this year BattleBatten.com and we are on Facebook and Twitter if you wanted to follow our journey to raise money for urgent research into this specific type of battens that Freddie and Louie have - CLN5. We are hoping this will start in October this year.
Thank you so much again for helping us have special times with Freddie and Louie, creating lasting memories.
Sarah and Andrew