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Dubai Getaway

Win a 4-Night DUBAI GETAWAY for 2 and help children with special needs in Anguilla to blossom.

On September 6, 2018, the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Irma, we will draw the winner of our Dubai Getaway thanks to the kindness of Fairmont the Palm and Tania Browne and Alison Davies and her Walk Around the Isle of Wight and celebrate how so much goodness came out of the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma over Anguilla.

To enter the Dubai Getaway we are kindly asking you to make a $10 USD or £10 GBP donation to The Arijah Children’s Foundation to help us remake our Blossom Centre for children with special needs better than it was before Irma took our roof off!

So what do Dubai, Hurricane Irma, Anguilla, Isle of Wight, Arijah Children’s Foundation, Blossom Centre and children with special needs have to do with each other?  To find out Read On below after the entry!

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On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma devastated the island of Anguilla and blew off many roofs including the one at Blossom Centre created by the Arijah Children’s Foundation for children with special needs.  In the aftermath of the storm many many kind people reached out to the Arijah Children’s Foundation to provide assistance with recovering from Hurricane Irma.  One of the many kind people who reached out to help us was long-time supporter Tania Browne.  Wanting to find a way to help us raise much needed funds for our recovery Tania reached out to her network to see who could help.  She was able to obtain a 4 nights stay for 2 at the beautiful Fairmont the Palm in Dubai!  We were so thankful to Tania and Fairmont the Palm for their kind gift to us and we created the DUBAI Getaway giveaway to help us raise funds.  But the goodness didn’t stop there is kept growing.

We were contacted by Alison Davies, a lovely lady from the Isle of Wight who happened to be a Speech Language Therapist.  She had seen a recent television show about Anguilla and was very keen to visit us and provide therapy for our children with special needs served through the Blossom Centre.  She came to Anguilla and gifted our children a week of speech language therapy and even after she returned back to her home on the Isle of Wight she wanted to continue to support us and our special children.  She decided to plan a walk around the Isle of Wight to raise awareness and funds for the Arijah Children’s Foundation and amazingly her walk was coinciding with our Dubai Getaway draw date!   Alison kindly offered to promote our draw as part of her Walk Around the Isle of Wight and help us further promote it in the U.K..

The countdown is on to September 6, 2018 when we will draw a winner for the Dubai Getaway.  Please will you enter our draw and help us continue to do good for children with special needs in Anguilla?



Precious Laughter

Laughter is sacred space where the abled and disabled meet as equals.  It has been said that love cannot be seen.  If you visit the Blossom Centre in Anguilla you will see love between our children with special needs and their teachers, volunteers, therapists, and family members.  Love is seen, it is felt, and it is tangible in the sheer existence and will to live and thrive of children with special needs.  Meet Micah!  He has faced many operations and challenges in his young life.  And yet, he shares much laughter seen here with our dear friend and volunteer Ann.1174809_538871426023_1812842198_n