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The Brooks family are a perfect example as to why the Children’s Adventure Farm and the work that they do is so vital. Mum Suzanne, Dad Chris and their four children Rachel, Joseph, John and Sarah recently visited CAFT for a weekend break.
Sarah was born with a hole in her heart and has spent much of her young life in and out of Alder Hey hospital, undergoing open heart surgery several times and suffering poor health due to her complex cardiac difficulties
In the weeks following her birth, Suzanne stayed with Sarah at Alder Hey, much to the confusion of her other young children who couldn’t understand why their Mum wasn’t home to tuck them in at night. Throughout all this time Chris drove over to Liverpool every day whilst trying to keep life as ‘normal’ as possible for their other children.
Holidays were impossible for Sarah and her family who were surviving on one income, having exhausted their savings and re-mortgaged their home. They were ever so grateful to recently visit Children’s Adventure Farm for a weekend break as a family.
Sarah and her siblings had a weekend full of activities, from feeding the animals that live at CAFT to creating all sorts of messy and wonderful crafts in the crafts room.
“The weekend we spent at CAFT was fantastic, giving me and my family far more than anything money could buy. It gave us laughter and magical memories. It gave us precious time together as a family without having to think about anything other than enjoying ourselves and it gave us support and friendship when we were going through our most frightening times.”