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September 2013

Phoebe makes the headlines!


Phoebe's_story_1We have been delighted recently after one of the families we have been working closely with, have been featured in a Welsh newspaper.

Phoebe has been working with the charity for the last two years after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, leading to intensive treatment and long stays in hospital. Dreams & Wishes have been honoured to be able to support Phoebe and her family throughout her illness and will continue to do so.

Phoebe’s mum Zoe has recently been able to tell her inspirational story, which was featured recently in the ‘Wales on Sunday’ newspaper. The article can also be found online, here.


Golfing for Charity

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A cheque of over £260 has been donated to the charity following a fantastic golf event hosted by Milsted Langdon Accountants.

Dreams & Wishes is honoured to have been chosen as the beneficiary of the ‘Heads and Tails’ game at Milsted Langdon Golf Finals Event.  read more

Wish Story: Llywelyn meets Swansea City’s Cyril the Swan


3Ten year old Llywelyn has travelled to Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium this week to realise his dream of meeting the team’s mascots Cyril the Swan and his wife Cybill.

Along with two friends, Llywelyn was treated to VIP treatment as he was taken pitch side to meet the famous pair before taking it in turns to shoot goals. read more

Nathan Stephens’ Grandma Flies for Charity


Dreams & Wishes ambassador Nathan Stephens has made his charity effort a family affair as his Grandma has taken on her own fundraising event.

Joan Saunders, Grandma of 3 recently decided to mark her 80th birthday in style by paragliding from a 3000 meter mountain whilst on holiday in Austria.

Originally organised as a bet with her son, Joan was determined to take part in the adrenaline filled stunt as long as the funds raised from the bet went to Dreams & Wishes. read more

Daz White’s Fundraising Story – In Memory of Macsen Giess


DazWhiteWe’ve have been supported by some fantastic people over the years and one of the most notable ones so far is Daz White. Over the last year, RAF physical trainer Daz has lead a team of men to complete some amazing physical challenges, all in aid of raising money and awareness for Dreams & Wishes. read more

Flying the Flag for Charity


6Children from Dreams and Wishes were asked by the Fullcircle team planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to paint a flag for them to take to the summit.

As part of an art workshop, hosted by Fullcircle, at the Children’s Hospital of Wales the children, who are all currently working with the charity, got together to design and paint the flag which the team will carry with them on their journey as reminder of their cause. read more

Newport County to host gaming event in aid of Dreams & Wishes

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As the new FIFA 14 game is released, Newport County AFC players will host a gaming session and meet and greet to celebrate the team being featured on the game for the very first time – with all proceeds going to Dreams & Wishes.

On Thursday 26th September, gaming and football fans are invited to the Cineworld cinema in Newport from 9am to meet some of the Newport County players before the gaming tournament begins at 5pm. read more

Wish Story: Adam goes to Thomas Land!


image3We’ve recently granted another wish recently, as we sent Adam to spend the day at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park with his family.

Adam was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma in August 2013 and has had to undergo intense chemotherapy and a liver transplant. Because of the challenge circumstances, Adam’s family wanted to be able to help him create some fantastic memories, so they got in touch with Dreams & Wishes. As soon as we heard about his love for Thomas the Tank Engine, we had the perfect idea, we’d send him to Thomas Land. read more

Help Fullcircle win the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge


WarehouseChallengeIn just over a month’s time, the team from Fullcircle Facilities Management Ltd will set off on their journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, all in aid of raising money for Dreams & Wishes.

As part of their amazing work and training, they’ve also entered in to a UK-wide competition which could see them win £5,000 for the charity.

The Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge is now in its final stages, with the top 10 finalists looking for the most votes so that they could be the winners of the prize money.

We’re honoured that Fullcircle have chosen us to support as they take on such a gruelling challenge and we want to make sure that they’re able to reach the summit and raise as much as awareness as they can.

Fullcircle need your votes to help them win the challenge, so please show your support by clicking here and placing your vote!


Daz White and friends complete charity Red Arrow Jet Pull


image2Darren White and his team have completed some amazing challenges over the last few months, all in honour of Dreams & Wishes. This weekend marked the final challenge, as Darren, Lee Seville and Chris Annetts pulled a Red Arrow jet 130m along the runway at RAF Scampton.

Darren was inspired to support the charity after Dreams & Wishes worked closely with Darren’s relative Macsen Geiss, one of the first Young Ambassadors for the charity, and his family throughout his illness. read more