The family and I had the most amazing time last week in Scotland. We were staying at the Malcolm Sargent House located in the town of Prestwick on the coast of Ayreshire. You may be aware that my eldest daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) back in August 2012. In the early days of her treatment we received lots of support from CLIC Sargent, a charity for families whose children have cancer. We recently made plans to stay in one of their holiday homes, which I'm glad we did as all 4 of us had a brilliant time.
When we weren't scoffing our faces or slurping Irn-bru, we visited some amazing places, such as the Burns an 'a' that Festival, Heads of Ayr Farm Park and Glasgow Science Centre. We also made our own little visit to Edinburgh Zoo (got to see the pandas). At same time we were accompanied by other families who were staying in the house, so it was very good to be able to share experiences with other parents who had gone through similar situations.
The facilities on site were very impressive and no matter what the weather, the children are well catered for. There was a studio (with disco ball), soft play area, music room, lounge areas, pool tables, basically everything you would need to have a great time.
I never fully appreciated what happens to the donations given to charities, such as CLIC Sargent, until I saw first hand what joy it brought the children who have cancer and their families. So with that in mind I thought it would be a good idea to mention that Elizabeth is taking part in this year's Race for Life, on Sunday the 29th June at Tatton Park, and we would very much appreciate any donations towards her chosen charity.