When you think about the Bahamas, certain details spring to mind: the clear blue ocean, sandy beaches. What might not be so obvious, are snorting, swimming pigs.
Fourteen-year-old Benjamin from Newquay, Cornwall, and his mum have just returned from the Bahamas where his Starlight wish, to swim with these pigs, came true! Benjamin, has a disorder which causes a variety of neurological problems, but this didn’t stop him smiling when the pigs, iguanas and stingrays swam up to him in the boat. This trip was always meant to be a trip made with the whole family but sadly his father passed away 18 months ago. Ben’s mum told Starlight, ‘going to the pig island meant the world to us, I know his Dad would be looking down on us, feeling happy that we got there.’ This really was a trip of a lifetime for both Benjamin and his mum – we love the photos so much!