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Max Appeal Day trip to York

Max Appeal 22q families Day Trip to York

Image: group_eating_medium.jpgOn Sunday 24th September 2017, I had the pleasure of hosting a family day out to York. It's the first time I have done anything like this so I was a little nervous about it. However, the weather was kind to us and there was a good turn out including some families who had only recently joined Max Appeal. I went with my husband, Jonathan and my daughter, Rachel who is a student at York St John University. Mark Tripp and Martin Kennedy also came along to support me which was much appreciated.
Image: picture140822400_medium.pngThe main event of the day was a visit to the National Railway Museum. After some initial confusion about which entrance to meet at, we eventually found each other and went into the museum. The first stop for many of us was the café where we able to catch up and have a chat before going to explore the museum. It is a great museum with plenty of space for the kids to run about. The exhibits included the Mallard, the royal carriages, the bullet train and lots of interactive activities as well as children's play areas.
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I had booked the indoor picnic area for lunch which gave everyone the opportunity to meet up again. It was a very sociable event and it was very satisfying to see people making new friends. After lunch, many families took the opportunity to go into the city centre for some sightseeing and shopping. We enjoyed a ride on the road train from the museum to the minster. My daughter Rachel and her new friend Charlotte are both big Harry Potter fans so they headed straight for the Shambles where they spent some money at 'The Shop that Must Not Be Named'.
At 3pm some families joined us at the York library café for a last cuppa before saying our goodbyes and setting off home.
Image: train69400800_medium.jpgAll in all, it was a pleasant and relaxing day out. The kids (young and old) enjoyed the trip and I received a lot of lovely feedback.
If anybody out there is interested in organising an event for Max Appeal, my advice is to go for it. You will get plenty of support from Max Appeal and a lot of satisfaction from bringing together some lovely people.
Sue Colley