February's Featured Charity

February's Featured Charity 31 January 2014

Our featured charity for Febuary is Dreams Come True.

Dreams Come True is a children's charity serving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their mission is quite simply to bring joy to terminally and seriously ill children and young people across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 25 years they have brought happiness and joy to more than 5,000 children and young people as well as their friends, family and carers.

What They Do - Dreams Come True helps children and young people who have a serious or life-limiting medical condition. They operate with complete integrity and dependability – liaising, coordinating, organising, funding and often accompanying the Dream children – to ensure that each child has an unforgettable experience fulfilling their dream, with long lasting memories to share with families, loved ones and friends.

Each dream is unique. Some children want to meet their celebrity hero or favourite Disney character while others want to visit their grandparents abroad, ride a unicorn, swim with dolphins or work on a fashion magazine. Many want help with their everyday lives and Dreams Come True is delighted to provide vital sensory equipment, wheelchairs or specially adapted bicycles as well.

Why They Do It - Dream Children often have to cope with endless rounds of hospital visits, painful treatments and the prospect of living with a long term debilitating disease. These very brave youngsters can become depressed and frustrated, yet they all dream of things they want to do and achieve.

Fulfilling a dream provides a positive focus empowering both them and their families with new enthusiasm and strength to deal with ongoing daily struggles of illness, gruelling hospital treatment and sometimes sad loss. It is a legacy of hope and well being that is poignantly expressed in many hundreds of thank you letters they receive from Dream Children and their families.

For more information on this great charity please visit www.dreamscometrue.uk.com