My parents are my heroes. They've given up so much of their lives, their well being and money to help my family. And more than anything in the world, I want to give them a break from their responsibilities.
As a pair, they are a strong and wonderful couple who are (due to family and personal issues) raising my nephew, whilst his parents (my brother and his ex) have weekly access. This has been the case since my nephew was one month old. He is 6 now. My parents get NO money benefits at all for this.
My mum had to give up her dream job as a care worker for adults with special needs to become a full time mum/gran. She is pained with arthritis and other health conditions, but every day she gets up and powers through for her grandson, me as her daughter and her son.
My dad heroically took in my brother as his own son, despite not being his biological father. There bond together is so strong that my brother considers him his dad. My dad works 12-hour shifts 5 days a week just to try and support us all more. On top of this, he has powered through his own issues with depression and Ulcerative Colitis.
Stresses never disappear. Money never flows in. My mum and dad are powerful, wonderful time who don't go on holidays, or buy new clothes, or do anything just for us. We come first. They don't.
SO, I want to send my parents to London for a three day weekend. It's been their dream to travel there, but they could never afford it. It've worked out the costs, and it'll only amount to £600, but as someone who makes very little money at all, and is preparing to move to Newcastle for three months, I can't do it myself. Even the thought of sending them to London for three days makes me nearly cry with joy.