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Young Northern Ireland cancer patients preparing for trip of a lifetime to Disneyland

By Claire Williamson

It's a once in a lifetime trip for some very brave and special children.

Twenty six young cancer patients and their families from across Northern Ireland are preparing for a magical trip to Disneyland Paris.

The children are currently receiving treatment at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

The group, along with medical staff, take off on Wednesday on the trip organised by the Children's Cancer Unit Charity.

The special Christmas trip will be full of festive fun which includes the opportunity to meet their favourite Disney characters at breakfast on Thursday morning.

Speaking ahead of departure Jacqueline Wilkinson from the charity said: "Since we have been planning the trip the kids have been so excited.

"We are delighted to be able to provide this opportunity which will help make really special memories for the children and their families.

"The Charity is indebted to all our supporters particularly from the business community, who have helped to make this happen."

Among the excited children jetting off is Toby Canning (7) who posted his letter to Santa last week at the Grotto in Belfast's Christmas market along with his dad Chris and Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister.

Proceeds from Santa's Grotto this year are going to the Children's Cancer Unit Charity.

A number of families and individuals have supported the trip as well as businesses including the Armagh City Hotel, Oasis Travel, Richmond Travel, Simplicity Group and Mudbuster.

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