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PCD Support UK goes to Alton Towers!

Jul 12, 2024

After a long break due to the covid-19 pandemic, on the 15th July our PCD community braved the weather to meet in-person once again!

PCD Support UK funded tickets for 120 people with PCD and their families and friends to enjoy a day of fun at Alton Towers. We were incredibly happy to finally see old friends, and to meet new ones!

We had a big PCD Support UK room, which was stocked with refreshments throughout the day, had a full buffet lunch, and loaded with PCD Support UK merchandise! We were mindful of minimising any risk of cross-infection and so with plenty of ventilation and staggered lunch slots, there was plenty of space for people to come and go throughout the day, as well as opportunities to meet other people with PCD. Guests had so many interesting and exciting conversations and loved getting to know other people affected by PCD.

Thank you to all who joined us – see you next time!

Some quotes from our PCD community:  

“A huge thank you to PCD support UK for hosting the fun Day at Alton Towers.
It was our first gathering with the society and were made to feel really welcome. It was reassuring to see so many other families affected by PCD as the condition isn't very common. We were able to compare symptoms which is a rather unusual bonus!
Everyone was really friendly and the merchandise was great too! I only wish our PCD stickers had stayed on longer as they were rained off by the downpours     
Looking forward to the next one! 
Thanks again, James, Lynsey and George Bissell”

“Fantastic day out with our two girls, despite the rain! Such a good opportunity to meet others with PCD and talk about our own experiences.” -Frankie (9), Lola (3), and Sarah Bradshaw

“We had the best time at the family day. Both boys absolutely loved CBeebies Land, getting to meet their favourite characters and going on all the rides. Angus has had a rough patch recently with lots of hospital admissions so it was so nice to get away from it all and have some normality. It was also great as a family to meet other families who are going through similar things. Can't wait to attend future gatherings!” – Amy, mum to Ruaraidh and Angus.