On a sunny September day, a unique charity called the Magical Taxi Tour took children living with chronic debilitating illnesses and life-limiting conditions on an enchanted trip of a lifetime, to experience Disney® Paris for a long weekend. With help from the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and sponsors (who contribute towards the children’s … Read moreA Magical Taxi Tour for Sick Children
We are delighted to be part of the BIBA’s 2018 Manifesto by providing one of the case studies which demonstrates the value of using a specialist provider and helping customers get the cover they need. The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and … Read moreFree Spirit provide case study for BIBA’s 2018 Manifesto
Dee Marquette-Slight and her husband Graham have always loved to travel. All their lives they have enjoyed exploring new places and travelling extensively all over the world. However, in October 2014 Dee and Graham had to cancel many trips that they had planned when Dee was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. This is a rare form … Read moreDee & Graham: given the freedom to travel by Free Spirit
Nearly every other day we hear about incredible feats of physical excellence and endurance – whether this be world record breakers or someone who has achieved greatness in sport. A lot of the time these accolades seem to be the preserve of the young, the fit and the healthy. Every now and then we’re left … Read moreAge is just a number
Read my own personal experience when I took a recent holiday break to Ibiza. The recent Easter holidays was an ideal opportunity to book some days out of the office to spend relaxed quality time with friends and family. Working full-time and caring for a young adult with disabilities takes its toll after a while, … Read moreAre your travel costs protected against air traffic control strikes?
I think most parents would agree it is a tiring task raising children when they are young, but as they grow and develop their own personalities and independency, the apron strings can slowly be released. This enables you to start to take your own life back and enjoy the periods of freedom to relax and … Read moreThe life of a special needs carer in support of Carers Week 2014
In my last blog I talked about the personal difficulties I have faced and the emotional strain that has been brought upon us from raising our special needs daughter Olivia. I am not some superior being, who can cope with all the difficulties life throws my way, quite the opposite – I have hit rock … Read moreRespite – for a special needs parent
Tiredness I think most parents would agree it is a tiring and endless task raising and caring for your children, however being the parent of a young adult who is disabled with various special needs, takes things to another level of fatigue. Even if I have had a reasonable night’s sleep or even time away … Read moreThe life of a special needs parent