Vascular EDS Retreat Weekend

Annabelle's Challenge is off to the world famous seaside resort of Blackpool to host the first ever Retreat Weekend for families touched by vascular EDS on Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 2018.

Thanks to a very generous grant from the Freemasons and donations from The Leys School in memory of Carl George we have managed to secure 30 rooms at The Cliffs Hotel for 2 nights including dinner, bed & breakfast for just £99 per room.

The hotel package also includes access to the gym, swimming pool and the Rocky Gardens kids club.

We have also booked an exclusive private tram to tour the illuminations on Saturday evening, alternatively you are free to enjoy the entertainment provided by the hotel or explore the night life of the resort.

On Sunday we will have a short members meeting in the Ball Room for updates on vascular EDS and your charity provided by the NHS EDS Diagnostic Service.

Invitations to attend the weekend have been sent to members who have registered their interest on a first come, first served basis. We have a mix of twin, double and family rooms all subject to availability.

In the likely event demand exceeds availability, booking requests will move to a waiting list.

Reserve your places now with only £25 deposit and the balance of £74 due by 31st March 2018.

Weekend Programme

Full itinerary will be confirmed soon, however here is what we are planning:



  • Hotel Arrival & Check-in from 2pm
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Evening Dinner / Explore the resort
  • Drinks in the bar



  • Breakfast
  • Day at leisure
  • Evening Dinner
  • Private tram excursion to explore the illuminations
  • Explore the resort or free entertainment at the hotel
  • Drinks in the bar



  • Breakfast
  • Meeting & Vascular EDS updates in the Ball Room
  • Afternoon at leisure & departures

Thank you!

This weekend retreat is funded with a £1,000 grant awarded by the East Lancashire Masonic Charity via the Bury Freemasons and generous donations in memory of Carl George at The Leys School, Cambridge.

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