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/media/whatwedo/library/mariaformal2.jpg“Maria Hanson Foundation (me&dee charity)”

“If you had a loved one who was living with a life limiting condition, if your family was facing a short and uncertain future together, you would want to make the time they had left together as special as possible”.

This is the purpose of the Maria Hanson Foundation (me&dee registered charity) by arranging holidays at the Mablethorpe seaside in two caravans, along with beach huts, for families in this position and for physically and emotionally injured service men and women where very precious memories can be made together. The charity was formed to create special moments & memories to ensure both children and adults share distinctive experiences when time is precious.

This is achieved by offering seaside breaks at no cost to the recipients, with every attempt made to cover individual needs and requirements against the many life threatening and shortening conditions which qualify from both adults and children (not behavioural conditions). Through this we have accommodated respirators, kidney dialysis, carers and nurses and an exhaustive list to ensure this potentially last holiday, has high impact for our guests. Each family receives their own private beach hut for their stay, grocery vouchers and we have a contact in Mablethorpe on standby, should she be needed.

‘Dee's Den’ is a very comfortable caravan for up to 6 people with full gas mains central heating. It has a double bedroom with tv and en-suite shower and toilet, 2 twin bedrooms, a separate toilet, large fully equipped kitchen, dining area and large lounge and tv. It has a large decking area which has a ramp, making access easy to the caravan. It is situated in a pretty garden area of the Haven site, close to all the sites facilities and only a short distance away from the beach and town centre. Our families facing short and uncertain futures together receive a private, accessible beach front beach hut for their stay.

‘Daz’s Den’ is a very comfortable caravan for up to 6 people with full gas mains central heating. It has a double bedroom with tv and en-suite shower and toilet, 2 twin bedrooms, a separate toilet, large fully equipped kitchen, dining area and large lounge and tv. It has a fully ramped and large decking area. It is situated in a pretty garden area of the Haven site, close to all the sites facilities and only a short distance away from the beach and town centre. Our service families also receive a private, accessible beach front beach hut for their stay.

The caravans are not wheelchair accessible internally.

Each invaluable experience costs just £200, a small price to pay for the joy that it brings. The cost to the charity, with minimal overheads, is £40,000 per anum. This includes site rents, bills, insurance, running costs, beach hut hire and stocks, new bedding brought each month of the season, replacements of internal kitchen facilities etc. cleaner and site admin costs, key handover costs, external maintenance costs, outdoor furniture, site passes, grocery vouchers, help with transport when needed, office admin for the 5 stage process and postal costs needed for each holiday.

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