Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The Day We Flew

We did it! We really flew! And what an experience it was. Our dreams of flight became a reality and for those with mobility issues the opportunity to free the limbs and fly must have been truly amazing.

The instructors were fantastic. They were patient, clear and adapted to every child and parent that came through. And with 70 or so people attending, all with different needs and abilities, they certainly had their hands full that day! Some children didn't settle so well to begin with - the experience, after all, is a completely new one but the instructors were never phased. If two instructors were needed it was no problem. Or if a child needed a break they were given it. The patience and experience of the instructors really did shine through. It wasn't for everyone but the majority really loved it with a number booking their return visit on the same day. Most children and adults also have the High Fly a go - where they were taken up to the top of the tunnel by the instructors. And the faces of those that came out after certainly showed what fun that was!

It was clear from the feedback of our volunteer photographers that day just how much fun everyone was having. When asked if they wanted a break it was often declined with the comment that just watching these kids fly and seeing the expression on their faces was truly making their day. You can't ask for more than that!

We also provided a rolling buffet courtesy of in house cafe Salvi's Bar to feed the hungry flyers. We were given warm pasta and pizza and a variety of cold sandwiches to suit all tastes. And the food certainly went down a treat. A fact determined by how quickly it disappeared from the table.

It was truly magical experience and we'll certainly be back as soon as we can! Next stop...second star on the right and straight on till morning.

"Brilliant day, thank you! Absolutely brilliant, hope you manage to book again!!"
"OMG We can not thank you enough for this wonderful experience of fly such a fab day n so wonderful seeing everyone being able to experience it well done n thank you Little Hiccups"
"Thanks Little Hiccups, we had an ace time"

"AWESOME SKYDIVING! I am so proud of all of our Little Hiccups and especially my own little hero! They are truly inspiring. You all rocked it today#NoLimits xx"
"Had a fab time today at Airkix and it was amazing to do this kind of an event as a family and something we could all participate in. Thanks to Little Hiccups for yet another inclusive activity...you've put a big smile on Max's face yet again!"
"The kids haven't stopped talking about. It was brilliant - thank you so much for organising."
"Loved it ....so great for Freya to be flying free amazing experience for a wheelchair bound person am sure she felt fantastic she was all smiley afterwards I'm sure we'll be going again!!!thank you!!! Ps I loved it too something I'd not thought of trying but brilliant."

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