Wish you Were Here cam­paign launched

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

HERE at Re­vi­talise we have a bit of a mys­tery on our hands and I would like to tell your read­ers why we need their help to solve it…

For many of us, the sim­plic­ity of be­ing able to hop onto a flight and get away is some­thing we do with­out a thought. But liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity can make things far more com­pli­cated and or­gan­is­ing even the short­est of breaks can be­come a lo­gis­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial strug­gle.

I work for Re­vi­talise, an in­cred­i­ble na­tional char­ity that pro­vides respite hol­i­days for dis­abled peo­ple and car­ers, so we know just how im­por­tant hol­i­days are.

That’s why we’ve launched ‘Wish You Were Here’ - a cam­paign de­signed to shine a light on the rea­sons why tak­ing a break is so im­por­tant, par­tic­u­larly for dis­abled peo­ple and car­ers who can­not al­ways take time away.

We’ve in­vited a glit­ter­ing ar­ray of celebri­ties to send us a doodle or some words about a trea­sured hol­i­day mem­ory on a be­spoke post­card. We’ve al­ready re­ceived signed con­tri­bu­tions from stars such as Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thomp­son, Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston, Warwick Davis and Zoe Wana­maker CBE to name but a few.

But there are five post­cards that have been left un­signed by mys­tery artists and we’re ap­peal­ing for them to come for­ward and claim their cre­ations. We’re also invit­ing your read­ers to join in the con­ver­sa­tion with us on so­cial me­dia and share their best guesses us­ing the hash­tag #whose­doo­dle.

To view the mys­tery post­cards visit our web­site: www.re­vi­talise.org.uk and why not tell us who you think doo­dled them on Face­book: www.face­book.com/re­vi­talisechar­ity/ or Twit­ter: @Re­vi­taliseNow. Stephanie Stone, Re­vi­talise

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