Twenty-two HeartKids families will enjoy a free weekend at BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October they will get free cabin and site accommodation along with free kids activities.
The HeartKids families have been through some incredibly tough times so were really looking forward to helping them let their hair down and just enjoy a fun weekend away from the world of hospital visits and doctor check-ups, park owner Frank White said today.
We are honoured to be hosting the HeartKids children and families and look forward to making the weekend an unforgettable one with lots of activities and fun planned for the kids, Frank said.
In July this year, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park launched a competition offering the whole park to large groups from bowling clubs and youth groups to probus groups or large families seeking a reunion. All they had to do was visit BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Parks Facebook page and submit the reason they needed a break in 100 words or less to be in the running. After much deliberation, this week BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park awarded the free weekend away to Heartkids Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.
For some of the HeartKids families, a holiday is easier said than done when they are dealing with the day to day stresses of living with Childhood Heart Disease (CHD).
We are honoured to be hosting the HeartKids children and families and look forward to making the weekend an unforgettable one with lots of activities and fun planned for the kids, added Frank.
Tracy Stanley, Support Manager for HeartKids Victoria and Tasmania said HeartKids is thrilled to be offered the opportunity for families to enjoy some much needed respite.
Our kids are so excited to take what is in many cases their first camping trip. Its a great opportunity for whole families to get together and enjoy a short break, something they dont often get the chance to do, said Tracy.
BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park is planning a range of exciting activities for the families including river cruises on the parks pontoon boat, craft activities, a pancake breakfast and BBQ sausage sizzle lunch as well as a twilight performance by singer/songwriter Michael Gorham followed by a movie.
The riverfront holiday park offers the HeartKids guests a choice of 22 luxury cabins, including a wheel chair friendly cabin, along with 40 powered caravan sites for the adventurous kids wanting to spend a night under the stars, perhaps for the first time.
Park owners Frank and Lynda White holidayed in the park every summer as teenagers, enjoying afternoons on the river water skiing and swimming. Over the years, the couple saw the potential of the very basic site and in 2001 they became the proud owners. Frank and Lynda, along with their business partners Bruce and Glenys Catto, have invested many hours of hard work into their dream until the park emerged as the hallmark destination it is today.