Aaron is 10 years old and lives with his family in Ayrshire. Aaron has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Mum Nicola also tells us that Aaron “has high blood pressure, due to his anxiety.

“The difference it has made is almost indescribable. We have made memories that will last forever. We had a safe space beside the caravan where Aaron could run around and it meant we didn’t have to worry about the dangers we face in everyday life.”

Nicola reveals that one huge difference was that Aaron went swimming. “We managed to get him to use the pool, and we have never been able to do that before. In fact, he has started to learn how to swim.”

“My partner’s two children came with us and Aaron wanted to be ‘the same as them’ – his words.”

“We went when we were still living in our flat, and after having to spend time confined and without a garden, to have a break where Aaron could run around and be a child for a few days meant so much to him.”

“Thank you – I want you to know how truly grateful we are for the Take a Break grant.”