Making dreams come true
When we first introduced Dream Days in 2015, our aim was to help as many people as possible have their dream experiences. At the time, we couldn’t find anyone offering this to people of all ages, particularly to adults. We set about changing that and our lovely Dream Days project was born. Since then, we have supported lots of people and their families to tick stuff off their bucket lists.
Dream Days give people with learning disabilities something to look forward to. They get to have a magical experience they can cherish for many years to come. We also welcome family and friends to come along too. It’s a time when they can be together without the usual everyday pressures of life, as we take care of the support side of things. And we meet the cost of every Dream Day from our fundraising as well.
We were thrilled to take Ashley and his mum away for a London City Break in 2021. This was our first Dream Day since early 2020, so we were more than delighted to get back in the memory making saddle. Ashley’s dream was an overnight stay in the big smoke as he’d never been. He wanted to take his mum, Debbie and soak up the hustle and bustle of London. We wanted to make things extra special for the pair and arranged for a limo to take them to Piccadilly before they travelled in style by first class train.
While in the city, Ashley and Debbie packed a lot in before taking a must needed rest in a fancy 5 star hotel. A trip to Buckingham Palace, shopping at Hamley’s and Harrods plus a West End show were just some of the things they did to make their dream come true. The grand finale was a trip on an open top tour bus to see London in all its glory. Ashley and Debbie had such a fantastic time and this was so heart-warming to see.