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Here are some of the testimonials that we have received from our families who have received a holiday by the sea with me&dee.

Dear Maria and Team

“Thanks for the opportunity to stay in Daz’s Den. We have had a lovely relaxing time which is just what we needed.

Lots of lovely new memories and the beaches are fabulous, we hope everyone that stays here has a lovely time too.

Lots of Love” x

Daz's Den

To Maria and Team,

Thank you for allowing us to stay in one of your wonderful caravans. We have had a great time and made some nice memories.

After ****** was diagnosed with lymphoma Non-Hodgkin’s, grade 4, in December we have lived at the hospital so to come away as a family was great and we all felt ‘normal’ for a week.

Our holiday also meant we were here for our other daughters 4 year anniversary after she passed away in 2013, aged 4, from Neuroblastoma, stage 4. We were able to have a nice day on the beach in her memory.

We also recommend The Dunes Complex for a fresh cooked meal, Debbie and Paddy are both very friendly.

Thank you xxxx

Dee's Den

"My name is ******, thank you so much for giving us this caravan my mum cannot stop smiling, she is so, so, so happy!

My brother and my Dad are playing on the Xbox, it was the first thing they saw, my baby brother is on the floor playing with puppets he cannot walk or crawl, but I still love him.

I cannot stop smiling, it has made my day, my dad told me your story, I am so sorry about Dee, but Dee is a hero, a happy hero.

And now my baby brother is having milk and I am so happy what you have done for me, my bed is so cool, and I cannot THANKYOU enuf."

A childs thank you in Dee's Den.

Dear Maria & all those involved,

"Just like to say, what a fabulous stay in your caravan we have had, can’t believe how quiet and spacious it is and one of the best we have ever stayed in by far.

It was just what we needed after such a busy work/home life. We couldn’t of wished for better weather so from the bottom of our hearts we would just like to say a huge thank you."

Daz's Den

"Thank you so much for our fantastic break away as a family. These times are full of memories and treasures that we can keep close to our hearts.

Videos and pictures are very valuble to us all and you have given us the oppotunity to take lots.

We all thank you for this"


Dee's Den

"It's meant the world to me, it's the best holiday together we've had in 5 years.

This Disease had really taken its toll on our marriage and at one point I didn't think we would survive as it take's control of your own life and those who live it.

Thank you Maria Hanson MBE it's made my husband a husband again and our marriage whole again."

Daz's Den

"Maria, the stay in your beautiful and comfortable caravan has been just wonderful and such a change from hospital and stress and worry and all that goes with that.

You are wonderful and it is such a great thing that you are doing for so many families like ours. It makes a difference that you do it from your heart, it really does."


Dee's Den

"Hi Maria and team,

 I would just like to say a very big thank you to you all for a very relaxed and memorable week here at Daz’s Den.

We had a truly well-deserved time, just to spend time together in a beautiful surrounding.”

“Thank you” xx

Daz's Den

“We’ve had such an amazing time here in the fantastic me&dee caravan – home from home!

The quality time we have had here to grieve as a family has been healing.

Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail in so touching and we are very grateful."

Dee's Den

Dear Maria & Team

“Would like to thank you for a magical week in your comfy caravan.

We have had a lovely week walking and sitting relaxing. We have been in the beach hut and got a little sun burnt, lol.

The peace and quiet has made all the difference to *****, he has really chilled out, thank you.”

Daz's Den

"Thank you so much for inviting us to Mablethorpe. We have had such a wonderful time and have created many footprints in the sand. It has been lovely to spend time as a family without the interference of hospital regime.

Just enjoying ‘normal time’ and creating our precious memories when our time together will be so short.

It has been amazing, and I’m sure you have sprinkled your fairy dust here Maria"


A holiday in Dee's Den

"Many charities give treats to children who are ill. My son had a treat from one of the major charities. To them he was just another child who was ill. To Maria, my son and all the children she has treated are family.

Maria has an amazing ability to make a child feel so special and she works tirelessly to make sure the children get the best possible treat and experience.

I am now proud to call Maria a friend. me&dee is a brilliant charity and touches the hearts of all who come into contact with it."

Brian H in Dee's Den

Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely caravan. We did exactly what we wanted to do – making precious memories away from all that drags us down constantly at home and around hospital.

We have created many footprints in the sand and send you much love from us all.

Dee's Den

"Maria, thank you for giving us a brief respite from the madness of terminal disease at home.

It’s a lovely place, full of warmth and love and you have ensured our every need was met".

Dee's Den

"We cannot thank you enough for giving us a week of peace, laughter, and putting our family on a much needed even keel together." 

"Bless you" x

A holiday in Dee's Den

"Maria, you have given us irreplaceable memories that we could never have achieved by ourselves.

We will be forever grateful for all the kindness and the smiles you have created.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

A holiday in Dee's Den

“To Maria and me&dee  Thank you so very much for giving us the chance to create many more beautiful memories and lots of photos to cherish forever.

The caravan is absolutely gorgeous and has felt just like home”. 

Dee's Den

"I really don’t know what else to say to you. You made all my children really beyond happy tonight and words fail me as Thank you really isn't enough. A fantastic memory ill treasure forever.

It meant a lot, not to have to go through hoops to prove Cameron's illness - filling in long forms and having to accept that Cameron fits the stringent criteria's asked for - it was simple with me&dee, and personal, which meant a lot."

Louise B - Dee's Den

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