About Destination Florida
Where it all began
Destination Disney was created by a combination of British airways ground staff and Dr David Evans. It came about as a number of northern based children were nominated to go on a trip to Florida through a London based charity but were not selected. The idea was to provide a holiday of a lifetime for children with life-threatening illnesses and conditions and who were living in the northern part of England.
The first Destination Florida trip took place with only just 25 children staying at Coco Beach .
Trips have taken place every 2 years since that time. The venue has changed as Coco Beach was thought to be too far and too exhausting for the children to travel to enjoy the Florida attractions.
Since that time hotel accommodation has been provided within the vicinity of the major theme parks helping to make the magical experience even better.
Office and Events Manager
Finance and Administration Manager
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Michael Hymanson MBE
Gerard Mason OBE
Dr Adam Nicholls
The carefully planned trips involve taking the children to all the major theme parks including Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Islands of Adventure. The charity holds a number of major events throughout the year including a Summer Ball and a Question of Entertainment and has a substantial team who enter the Manchester 10K.