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The Ladybird Foundation was set up to provide joy and relief to terminally, critically or seriously ill children based in the Maltese islands. Funds collected will be used to give these children and their families the opportunity (sometimes the last opportunity) to go on vacation together or otherwise spend quality time with each other. We will try to give children the chance to turn their dreams into reality, e.g. going to Disneyland, going to watch their favourite football team or fulfilling any other dream they may have. All expenses will be covered and the travel arrangements will be organised in a way that ensures that the child has access to all necessary medical assistance. We estimate that each vacation or wish will cost around €4,000, including expenses for the ill child together with at least their immediate family. The cost cannot compare with the joy that may be experienced by the child and family in such difficult circumstances. The Foundation will receive advice regarding beneficiary families from consultants and specialists in the various fields of paediatrics. This collaboration will be instrumental in ensuring that cases are genuine. The Ladybird Foundation was established in April 2012 and has been registered as an NGO (VO/0661). It is an independent, public and non-profit making foundation.

Partners

Since the set up of our Foundation in April 2012, Beyond the Moon, Belgium has gladly accepted to partner with The Ladybird Foundation. Beyond the Moon has been operating as a non-profit making organisation since May 2005. Their main aim is to exclusively grant vacations to families with seriously ill children from all over the world. In certain cases where the Ladybird applicants' dreams are related to a specific vacation, Beyond the Moon offer valuable assistance with the organisation of a once in a lifetime cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment far away from hospitals and treatments. With their long-term experience, they possess the expertise and knowledge to make sure that Maltese families nominated by The Ladybird Foundation, have the opportunity to go together on a carefree vacation and to spend real quality time with each other. Beyond the Moon are highly experienced in the organisation and logistics of such holidays as they strive to make the families concerned as comfortable as possible. They organise all services, from chauffeur driven transfers, accommodation, flights, medical support and also personalise the children's' experience by working closely with the families to ensure that every experience is singular and special. Throughout the years, they have established contacts with European child-friendly resorts such as Disney Land Paris and are in a position to offer exclusive access to children whose holiday is planned through them. The feedback from all the families who benefitted from a Beyond the Moon vacation has always been extremely positive. Our partnership with Beyond the Moon ensures that Ladybird Wishes are fulfilled to the highest standards. Beyond the Moon is a non-profit association created by Ben Archer and Pascale Somers, under the Belgian law on 19 May 2005. Its statutes were published in the Belgian Official Journal (“Belgisch Staatsblad”) with the national company and registration number: 876.856.370. In accordance with the law, it has its registered office in Belgium: Zandstraat 27 K, 2223 Schriek (Heist-op-den-Berg), Belgium.

Partners