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May 2013

Invitation to A Luxury Afternoon Tea Fundraiser


Dreams-&-Wishes-Champagne-afternoon-tea-invitationSian and the team here at Dreams and Wishes are delighted to announce their next fundraising effort, an exclusive afternoon tea at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff.

In association with charity supporters Fullcircle Ltd, the charity has organised an afternoon fit for a queen, on Friday 21st June.

All in aid of raising funds for the charity, the afternoon, which will begin at 2.30pm, will include all of the traditional elements of an afternoon tea such as fingers sandwiches, cakes and of course, tea, but it will be made all the more luxurious with champagne and special entertainment. read more

Wish Story: Jack celebrates his birthday in style!


Dreams-&-WishesMarc Eckley from Fullcircle Ltd, Cardiff City FC captain, Mark Hudson and Cardiff City FC’s physiotherapist, Adam Rattenberry have recently helped to make one seriously-ill boy’s birthday extra special by visiting him at home.

Jack Gow has recently had his wish granted, after the charity’s supporters, Fullcircle Ltd stepped in to build him the treehouse of his dreams in his own back garden.

To celebrate the treehouse’s completion and Jack’s 10th birthday, Mark and Adam travelled to Jack’s home in Cardigan, along with Marc Eckley, Managing Director of Fullcircle Ltd, where they spent the afternoon playing football and playing in the treehouse with Jack. read more

Wish Story: Morgan gets his sports car dream!

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Racing car fanatic Morgan Lewis has had his dream come true recently, after the charity organised for him to take a ride in an Aston Martin Vantage.

When the charity approached the staff at Cardiff’s Aston Martin garage with seriously ill Morgan’s wish to drive a fast car, they jumped at the chance to help make it come true.

Last weekend the charity and the staff at the garage organised for the six-year-old to fulfil his dream as he rode in the bright red sports car. read more

Bikeathon fundraising event gives Kilimanjaro teams a vital boost


Bikeathon1 A fantastic fundraising event was held over the weekend which helped to put both Kilimanjaro teams well on the way to ensuring they’ll reach the summit.

A team of representatives and supporters from the charity headed down to Marks and Spencer in Leckwith, Cardiff to take part in a day filled with fundraising activity.

The main event was a bikeathon, where a static bike was brought into the store and members of the team took it in turns to ride the bike, ensuring they pedalled as far as they could in order to raise as much money as possible. read more

Wish Story: Three youngsters are treated to Premier League hospitality


SwanseavsMancDreams and Wishes board member Gregg Evans granted the wishes of three sick children last weekend when he hosted them and their fathers at a Premier League football match.

Hassan, Liam and Zach enjoyed VIP hospitality as they watched the game between Swansea City and Manchester City from one of the exclusive hospitality suites at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.

The day was organised through the generosity of the Premier League and the staff at the stadium made sure that the youngsters and their fathers were treated to lunch before kick off and refreshments throughout the match. read more

Don & Shellie Cowie present Naina with a life-changing cheque


donshelliecowieCardiff City FC footballer Don Cowie and his wife Shelley have given one of our young ambassador’s a life changing gift following the charity auction at the D&W James Bond Gala Dinner last month.

Thirteen year old Naina, who has recently spent a lot of time in Cardiff Hospital after losing a leg to her illness, was presented with a cheque yesterday which will enable her to have a brand new prosthetic leg fitted.

Don and Shelley both attended the James Bond fundraising dinner and whilst there, the couple bid one of the auction prizes, a huge teddy bear. The charity have been working closely with Naina throughout her illness and had decided before the auction that the funds from this item would go towards helping Naina get her new leg. read more

Charity fundraising event for Kilimanjaro climb!

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This Friday will see a huge fundraising effort from Dreams and Wishes to make sure that plans for teams to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in their honour can go ahead.

A number of charity representatives and supporters will head down to Marks and Spencer in Leckwith, Cardiff, to take part in an all-day sponsored bikeathon to raise as much money as possible. read more

Dreams and Wishes congratulate Cardiff City’s Promotion to the Premier League


cardiffcitycongratsAfter the fantastic news that Cardiff City is being promoted to the Premier League in the next football season, the kids at Dreams and Wishes decided they wanted to do something special for the team.

Charity board member, Kyriacos Asprou and the team went into Cardiff Hospital, once the promotion had been confirmed, to visit the children and helped them design and create a huge canvas to say ‘well done’ to the team.

Cardiff City FC have been heavily involved with the charity in recent months, read more