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What COVID-19 means for Dreams & Wishes

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For the families we support, COVID-19 has been and continues to be a heavy burden on those already carrying more than they should have.

We are (as are many others) facing challenging times, all fundraising events for the foreseeable future have been cancelled and thus, we have been forced to think of new ways to generate donations. As a 100% volunteer-led charity we are very fortunate that we have not had to worry about the cost of salaries for staff or fundraisers. Our core priority has remained the same: to grant wishes and to put #SmilesOnFaces.

18 wishes granted in May!

4 x I-pads

3 x phones

4 x Summerhouse/Playhouse

2 x Laptops

Plus many more

We are delighted that we have still been able to do this. However, we need your help, now more than ever to continue to do so.

Whether it’s making a one-off donation or taking part in one of our upcoming challenges, we would love for you to get involved.

Similarly, we are of course still accepting wish applications so if you feel we can help you or someone you know, do get in touch.

To all of our parents, we would like to remind you that we are here for you.

This is a unique time for us all but we are confident that we will not let it affect the vital work that we do.

We will continue to update our social media with photographs and messages sent to us by the children that have received their wishes.

Baraka goes to Legoland

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We recently granted Barakas wish by sending him and his family to Legoland!

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Dreams & Wishes Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

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Thursday the 30th of October 2014 saw our first Halloween party which turned into a huge success!

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Dreams & Wishes get behind the scenes at Xfactor Tour

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A few old pictures of the Dreams & Wishes team behind the scene at last year X Factor finalists tour! A great evening was had by all!!

Mason & his Dad get VIP treatment at Old Trafford!

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Mason Mason & his dad recently visited Old Trafford and received the VIP treatment! Mason is a huge fan so we treated him to top seats at an action packed

Dreams and Wishes has got the X Factor!

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When the X Factor tour arrived at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Area, Dreams and Wishes made sure they made the dreams of twelve young fans come true. read more

Wish Story: Manchester United win completes Lloyd’s dream

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photo3Lloyd Evans has always dreamed of being able to go and watch his beloved football team, Manchester United, play at Old Trafford – and last month, he got to do just that!

Lloyd, from Cardiff, travelled to Manchester with his family last month to watch Manchester United play against Swansea and luckily he was able to beat the Welsh side with a final score of 2-0. read more

Wish Story: Conrad’s Footballing Dream!

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IMG_2589Fifteen year old Conrad Errington  is huge football fan but had never been able to go to see his favourite team, Swansea FC, play. Dreams & Wishes have been working with Conrad for over a year now and were pleased to be able to send him to watch a very special Derby match, Swansea v Cardiff. Conrad’s mum and dad sent us a lovely email recently and we wanted to share it with you… read more

Lighting the Way: Pearl’s Story

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Pearl-smallPearl Petersen is a bright young adult who has always dreamed of doing something creative. Unfortunately her dreams were rocked when she found out she had a brain tumour over six years ago. Thankfully, Pearl is now on the way to recovery and Dreams & Wishes is now working with her to ensure that she is able to build her dream creative future. Her mum has recently sent us a fantastic letter, letting us know Pearl’s story and we wanted to share it with you! read more

Cardiff City FC play official Dreams & Wishes match

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CardiffPracticeCardiff City FC gave Dreams & Wishes a great honour this weekend as their match against West Ham was dedicated to the charity.

Thanks to this fantastic move, the club helped the charity to raise over £1040, as well as raise awareness of the fantastic work that our team does to help seriously ill children. read more