ANDREWSHAYES Holiday Park in Dalwood, near Lyme Regis, has teamed up with Devon-based charitable trust DDH UK by giving one lucky family a much-needed break in a luxury lodge.
DDH UK, based in Bishopsteignton, is dedicated to supporting families and patients around the world who are dealing with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH).
This occurs when the hip joint fails to develop correctly and it is estimated one in six newborns will have an element of hip instability with two to three in every 1,000 infants requiring treatment. Early detection and treatment is vital and having access to reliable information and resources can make navigating the journey much easier.
Natalie Trice, DDH UK founder, said: “I know first-hand the stress that DDH has on a family as my son, Lucas, has been on this journey since he was three months old and will be nine in June.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Andrewshayes and it is incredible to know that one of our families will be able to take some time out together, away from appointments, X-rays and operations, in this gorgeous holiday park.
“While DDH isn’t life threatening, for many it is life changing and can place enormous pressure on all family members, with siblings and partners facing situations and stress they simply never envisaged. Being able to go away together to do normal things and not worry about the price tag would be a dream come true for many.
“We have already seen some really humbling entries from people who have really been through the mill, so thank you Andrewshayes.”
Clare MacKenney from Andrewshayes commented: “As a family-owned park it is fantastic to be working with DDH UK and to be able to offer someone a little respite from this challenging condition. We are looking forward to working with Natalie and her team and are sure that there will be some truly inspiring stories from their organisation.
“As well as enjoying their luxury accommodation and hot tub, we hope the winning family will also take advantage of the heated pool, onsite facilities and even go out and explore the local area.
“It is time to put DDH on the map if we can help raise awareness, as well as a smile, that is brilliant.”