New Muscle Dream programme England V France at Twickenham 20-21 March

Muscle Dream Programme  RBS 6 NATIONS: ENGLAND V FRANCEMuscle Dream Programme

RBS 6 NATIONS: ENGLAND V FRANCE

Twickenham: Fri 20th MARCH – Sat 21st MARCH 2015

Incl 1 overnight stay at the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham, at Twickenham Rugby Stadium

NOMINATIONS CAN NOW BE MADE FOR THIS PROGRAMME

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES = MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 27th FEBRUARY

The RBS 6 Nations is about to kick-off – for those that LOVE ALL THINGS RUGBY, this Muscle Dream programme is for you! The Muscle Help Foundation has arranged a number of special surprises to give you a truly memorable rugby experience!

Accommodation (fully accessible rooms) will be provided on FRI 20th MARCH at the stylish and modern London Marriott Hotel Twickenham offering superb facilities. The hotel is conveniently located as it is joined to Twickenham Stadium!

SAT 21st MARCH is match-day (kick-off 17:00hrs) and our group will be in one of Twickenham’s pitch-side enclosures amidst 82,000 spectators inside the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.

As part of this programme, all meals and refreshments are included. The charity will make a contribution towards travel costs.

Muscle Dream Programme  RBS 6 NATIONS: ENGLAND V FRANCE

E-NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

We're inviting nominations from individuals WHO LOVE RUGBY!

This programme is for THREE (3) Muscle Dream beneficiaries i.e. children and/or young adults with Muscular Dystrophy (aged 8yrs to 28yrs), plus ONE (1) parent/brother/sister/guardian/carer i.e. 1 Muscle Dream beneficiary + 1 other person 

IMPORTANT NOTE: the numbers for this programme are FIXEDno exceptions will be made

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION: Friday 27th February

WHAT’S INCLUDED

FRI 20th MARCH

Early afternoon arrival at hotel & check-in

Welcome tea, coffee, soft drinks

Opportunity to relax, unwind & meet your MHF hosts

Afternoon surprise!

Photo-shoot (group & individual photos) outside Twickenham Stadium

Dinner

SAT 21st MARCH

Well-deserved lie-in

Enjoy a hearty full English breakfast (room service only!)

Opportunity to take in the atmosphere immediately outside the hotel

Light lunch (private room)

Mid-afternoon check-out & head over to the stadium

RBS 6 NATIONS – ENGLAND v FRANCE: 17:00hrs KO

After match ends, departure back home at leisure

HOW TO NOMINATE

To nominate someone for this programme, answer the question below:

150 words … email us why you love rugby so much and what it would mean to you to be offered a place on this Rugby Muscle Dream programme at Twickenham>

Should any potential beneficiaries have a learning disability, Mum's and/or Dad's and/or brother's / sisters etc are encouraged to help with the completion of a nomination – for example, we’ve seen some amazing short poems … so the more creative and fun, the better!

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION

Friday 27th February

NEXT STEPS – WHAT TO DO NOW

  1. Email your 150 words to: info@musclehelp.com by FRI 27 FEB (nominations received after this date will NOT be eligible)
  2. You MUST include the full name & age (DOB) of the beneficiary
  3. You MUST include contact details ie. email address, telephone landline & mobile (that we can call you on)
  4. You MUST include type of muscular dystrophy
  5. You MUST tell us whether the beneficiary is a manual / electric wheelchair user
  6. Submissions received after this date will NOT be included in the charity's final selection process
  7. Minimum age = 8yrs, maximum age = 28yrs
  8. The charity will aim to inform each successful applicant by phone usually within one week
  9. The charity's decision is final

Once families have been notified, a finalised schedule incl timings, hotel location details and programme contact points will be emailed  

NOTE

Priority is given to young people (boys & girls) who have NOT been the recipient of either a unique Muscle Dream or one of the charity's Muscle Dream programmes in the last 2 years (24 months)– as with all Muscle Dream activities, our beneficiary audience are children and young people in the UK suffering from the muscle wasting disease, Muscular Dystrophy and allied neuromuscular conditions.

FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY

This programme may be filmed and photographed from start to finish

The charity will require written consent by parents for those under 18yrs

Appropriate consent forms will be provided

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Detailed accommodation arrangements will be made for each beneficiary and their chosen companion to stay-overnight at the London Marriott Hotel Twickenham

PLEASE NOTE – whilst we will do everything in our power to ensure that beneficiaries & their families have a comfortable stay, the charity is unable to provide any equipment and/or mobility aids i.e. Portable hoist systems, transfer boards, respirators, bed-risers (aka elephant feet), mattress toppers, pressure relief cushions, wheelchair chargers etc.

We will however ensure that for example the hotel room is (if required) accessible i.e. meaning, that there is a wet-room / level access bathroom where possible, that the bed configuration (whether DB/TW etc) is appropriate and that if a portable hoist system is brought by a family, that there is sufficient clearance underneath the bed – we have a significant experience working with different hotel operators and as such, we will work closely with each family to ensure the best possible accommodation solution is achieved

We look forward to receiving your nominations

Yours in rugby … and best of luck!!

 Muscle Dream Programme  RBS 6 NATIONS: ENGLAND V FRANCE