In another example of the amusement industry’s unceasing capacity for charity, Ingoldmells’ Fantasy Island has replaced a disabled youngster’s stolen wheelchair.
The 12-year-old had been enjoying a trip to the seaside amusement park on 22 August when thieves stole the chair between 7pm and 8pm.
The distressed youngster made the discovery after coming off the Frisbee ride with her sister.
After it was reported, Fantasy Island released a statement to say that it would be purchasing a brand new wheelchair that would be suitable and tailored to the girl’s requirements.
It also gave the girl, Amy-Louise Lowe, and her family complimentary wristbands for the rest of their stay at the resort.
A spokesperson for the amusement park said: “Following on from yesterday’s statement, I can confirm that I had the pleasure of meeting both Amy-Louise’s mother and sister, Annemarie and Mel.
“Despite the terrible incident that the family has experienced, they are all still in high spirits enjoying their annual family holiday to Fantasy Island.
“We have provided Amy-Louise and her sister Mel with complimentary wristbands to enjoy all of Fantasy Island’s rides and attractions in hope of keeping their spirits high over the course of their holiday before heading back home on Saturday.
“Fantasy Island has also confirmed that they will be purchasing Amy- Louise a brand new wheelchair which will be suitable and tailored to her requirements.
“Our loyal customers are at the heart of everything we endeavour to achieve at Fantasy Island and we look forward to welcoming the Lowe family back to Ingoldmells in the future.”