When you wish upon a star!

133 local children and their parents and carers had a wonderful pre-Christmas day out at Mead Open Farm thanks to a grant of £1,200 from BMCF (Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund).

The children got to meet Santa to put in their requests as well as taking part in a variety of fun activities and receiving a Christmas gift. All of them belong to families in which a sibling has a life-limiting condition.

The charity behind the event is ‘Emily’s Star’ which exists to raise awareness of Trisomy 18, which is a life-limiting condition of new born babies. The charity aims to help families with children with life-limiting conditions to enjoy normal family activities. Registered families can take part in ‘Stay and Play’ days and the charity also support children in the Neonatal unit of the Milton Keynes University Hospital by providing gift boxes for premature and underweight babies.

The event was attended by Bucks AGPM Phil Blacklaw, along with Mike Clanfield the Provincial Grand Charity Steward and Andrew Hough (BMCF Rep).

Let’s hope Santa made all their Christmas wishes come true too!