Ten members of London Ambulance Service staff are supporting a weekend trip to Disneyland Paris for a group of chronically and terminally ill youngsters.
Eighty children who need round-the-clock medical care set off on the all expenses paid trip to France this morning (Friday 23 September) in black taxi cabs. The annual event is organised by the Magical Taxi Tour charity and the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers.
The children and their parents will enjoy a day in the resort followed by dinner with some famous Disney characters, with the Service’s clinical support close by.
Paramedic Amanda Wheaton, who has been involved in the trip for the past 15 years, said: “These children spend most of their lives in hospital and this weekend trip gives them and their families the chance to go away and have fun for a few days – safe in the knowledge that the London Ambulance Service is there if they need any urgent medical attention.”
The convoy of cabs will include two London ambulances and three fast response cars.
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