Montse added: “She (Jean) has such a drive and such passion; she has improved the lives of children in Merseyside.

“The good thing is, we can meet the children and talk to them and actually know the circumstances they are under. We’ve always thought that every child should have good memories from their childhood. Sometimes, when they come to the Wirral, or to Crosby, for some of them, it’s the first time they’ve ever seen the sea, so we thought maybe this could be a good idea.

“There are a lot of people in the world who need help, but then you know that, a 10-minute drive from your home, maybe some children are cold during the night. Before trying to conquer the world, let’s start sorting out our home. That was the main idea; let’s (first) tackle things we can manage at home.”

How do we feel about this wonderful venture?

Beth Hughes, PR executive for Lyons Holiday Parks, added: “What an absolute privilege it was to welcome Jean Taylor from the OLLY charity and Rafa and Montse Benitez to our park.

“The work they do collectively is incredible, and speaking to them all highlights just how much this holiday home is needed. The OLLY charity is dedicated to offering respite to children who deserve it – and if we can help in any way with that, then the pleasure is all ours.

“We’re all about family and community at Lyons Holiday Parks, which is why we’ll be assisting Jean and the charity with many events, incentives and little everyday things throughout the year, such as football tournaments for the kids in the summer.

“We’re so thrilled that the children not only get to spend time at our Rhyl park, but they’ll also receive passes (which is part of the ownership package) to access all facilities at all Lyons parks in North Wales and Cumbria. This means those deserving children will be able to have fun in the amusement arcades, splash about in our many pools, watch our world-class entertainment shows and take part in our many events and activities.

“It’s such a wonderful cause and both Rafa and Montse were absolutely wonderful, as were all our team; especially the marketing team at Lyons Robin Hood, and the hospitality team led by Zayneb Farhoud at Lyons Nant Hall (Prestatyn), where Jean and the OLLY patrons enjoyed a special menu by renowned chef Tyler – who not only got his arm signed by Rafa, but finished his shift and headed straight to the tattoo parlour where he got his hero’s signature inked.”

If you have a child that you feel could benefit from any of OLLY’s services, you can contact Jean at: