Month: March 2014

Aarron’s Disneyland Paris dreams come true

00News March, 14

Four‐year‐old Aarron Higgins from Baillieston near Glasgow recently had his dearest wish to go to Disneyland Paris granted by Starlight Children’s Foundation, the UK’s leading wish granting charity  for children with serious and terminal illnesses.

Aarron is a very brave little boy, who has had many challenges to face in his young life.  He has a condition called Alagille syndrome, which is a life‐threatening genetic disorder that affects the liver, heart, kidney, and other systems of the body.  He has had to undergo 14 operations thus far and it is likely that he will require a liver transplant in the near future.

A friend of the family heard about Starlight and, knowing just how much he has been through, she decided to put Aarron forward for a wish.  Starlight was delighted to be able to offer Aarron a wish and the charity asked him to choose what his dearest wish would be.  Aarron’s mum asked him a number of times but each time the answer was the same: “to go to Donald Duck land!”

We are overjoyed at Peninsula Print that our on-going support to GoCharitable.com is able to improve the lives of  ill children, like Aaron.

To refer a child for a wish or to make a donation, please go to www.starlight.org.uk.  For every £1 you donate, 93p goes towards helping Starlight’s very ill children.

For more information, please contact Henny Vere Nicoll at henny@starlight.org.uk / 020 7262 2881 # 231. 

Starlight grants once‐in-a lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally  ill  children, restoring the  magic and fun of childhood and giving the whole family happy memories to share, whatever the future holds.

Michelle Peacock Foundation

00News March, 14

Michelle Peacock a brave young lady from Northern Ireland bravely fought cancer for 6 years having been diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer at just 11 years old. On 27th February 2013 Michelle sadly lost her battle to the horrific disease just three days after her 17th Birthday.

During Michelle’s battle with cervical cancer she won many awards whilst trying to rare awareness for the disease. One of them accomplishments included the prestigious Pramerica awards for writing her book `Time To Take My Life Back’ . The booked encouraged those fighting the disease to stay positive and fight back. Michelle’s bravery and passion for life whilst coping  with this disease gripped our hearts at Peninsula Print and we wanted to help her cause in any way that we could.

Michelle tells her story in her book `Time To Take My Life Back in an open and fresh manner. She tells readers about the highs and lows of her battle, her reasons for staying so positive throughout the ordeal and of her coping strategies. This young girl is truly an inspiration to us all. Her book is available to purchase through Michelle Peacock Foundation website www.michelle-peacockfoundation.com

In honour of her memory Michelle’s mother Julie set up the foundation to raise awareness in young women about the importance of checking for the early signs of cervical cancer.