Once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disney World for plucky Whittlesey girl Effie

Effie, George and Paul Hadman with trip guide 'Indiana Jones' at Disney World

Effie, George and Paul Hadman with trip guide 'Indiana Jones' at Disney World

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A little girl with an incurable condition was given a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disney World in Florida.

Thanks to fundraising support from Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, Effie Hadman, who has Late Infantile Batten Disease, visited Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios and Seaworld.

Batten Disease is a rare disorder of the nervous system which severely restricts Effie’s mobility and sight and results in seizures.

Effie (5) from Whittlesey, has captured the hearts of people in the town and she was accompanied on the trip by her parents Carly and Paul and brother George (2).

Caudwell Children created the annual ‘Destination Dreams’ holiday in 2007 to give 25 children with life-limiting conditions the opportunity to experience a fully supported dream holiday.

Trudi Beswick, chief executive, said: “By providing 24 hour professional medical provision and a team of volunteers for the duration of the trip, Destination Dreams gives families the chance to create happy holiday memories, often for the first time!”

For more information on Destination Dreams visit: www.caudwellchildren.com.