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Themed design: GKTW “s Serendipity sets sail’


Founded in 1989 by Henri Landwirth a Belgian Holocaust survivor,   The Give Kids The World Village is a not-for-profit resort in Kissimmee, Florida for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Children that have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses become eligible for a “GKTW Wish”.

Over 250 wish-granting organisations across the world arrange trips to the Give Kids The World Village in  Kissimee, central Florida. Give Kids The World then provides accommodation at its resort, meals for a week-long vacation, and donated admission tickets to local attractions including Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando Resort.  GKTW’s president is Pam Landwirth.

Blooloop ran an item last month (Environs Donates $650, 000 Scenic Ship to Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses) about how themed designers Environs had donated a custom designed and fabricated 90 foot ship, “Serendipity”, to the organisation and it was to be one of the main attractions of the charity’s new water based attractions area.

“Christened” last month, the ship’s journey, from fabrication and build in Environ’s workshops to installation on site and finally the launch party is catalogued below. Thanks to Rikke Ravnborg of Environs for the images.

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