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Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Dream Takeaway!

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Nikki Rowley


Popular TV comedy duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – better known collectively as Ant and Dec took time out to make dreams come true for two very lucky boys this month.

Blake and Aston Ainsley from Felixstowe both suffer from the debilitating hereditary illness multiple exostoses – painful bone growths which require regular surgery.  Both boys are wheelchair bound and now find their one year old brother Max also has the complaint.  They are such a brave band of brothers and mother Lucy and dad David wrote to Promise Dreams to share their children’s dream day out: ‘The lads hero worship Ant and Dec and can’t wait each week for the Saturday evening ‘Takeaway’ show on ITV.  They really love playing ‘Win The Ads’ and watching the star celebrities along with millions of people up and down the country.’

The programme features a number of large-scale stunts and comedy sketches, in addition to pranks and practical jokes that are performed on the studio audience, home viewers and, occasionally, celebrities.  Well Promise Dreams answered the call and whisked the two boys, mum Lucy and special carer Emma up to London for the weekend to see the dress rehearsal of the show as special guests of Ant and Dec.  Younger brother Max was too young to attend but received a Promise Dreams goody bag along with his elder siblings.

Promise Dreams Co-ordinator Nikki Rowley said, ‘This is such a lovely family and the boys have such courage, big smiles and friendly, vivacious personalities.  They were a joy to be with!’  Nikki also enjoyed meeting the famous TV personalities as she soon found out, ‘Being with Ant and Dec was exactly like jumping into your TV and joining in the fun.  They were great fun and made us all feel so special.    They took time to meet the boys and pose for photographs and sign their Promise Dream T-Shirts – even though they were busy preparing for the live show just 30 minutes later.’

Ant & Dec 2Dec signing t-shirt

Blake and Aston sat glued to the show and giggled through the gags whilst star spotting other celebrities such as super groups Spandau Ballet, McBusted and television presenter, columnist and novelist Richard Madeley.  They boys hugged their Promise Dreams teddy bear and held on tight to their treasured autograph books containing the precious signatures gained after the dress rehearsal.  In fact, they loved Ant and Dec so much Blake asked. ‘This is brilliant!  Can we come back again tomorrow?’

The day was a dream come true topped off with a visit to ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ in the West End as a treat from mum and dad; and a luxury night in a London hotel – courtesy of all the kind people who help raise money for Promise Dreams.

The moment the weekend was over we were thrilled to receive excited reaction to the dream from mum Lucy … ‘Wow! You got heaps of pictures of our fabulous weekend!  So pleased. Thank you for sending the lovely photos of the boys with Ant and Dec and also a massive thank you for arranging the whole wonderful day.  It really was a once in a life time happy memory and the boys are still buzzing.  They are both asking to go back!’

We know the boys have a difficult month ahead as all three of then head off to Edinburgh from their Suffolk home for yet more operations.  We wish them and their family our very best wishes and good fortune for the coming months.  We know the ‘Takeaway’ day will live long in their memories – especially Dec’s last words to the young boys as they prepared for the ‘end of the show, show’ dressed in ladies clothes, ‘Sshh!’ said Dec.  ‘This is our little secret boys.  Don’t tell anyone you saw me in a dress!’ 

Sorry Dec, but your secret is out!


If you would like to know more about Promise Dreams, apply for a dream or offer any support to our charity that helps children and families, please contact us:

Promise Dreams, Edwin House, Boundary Industrial Estate, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton. WV10 7EL

Tel: 01902 212454   Email:

For more information about Promise Dreams, please contact us today:

Promise Dreams, Edwin House, Boundary Industrial Estate, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton. WV10 7EL

Tel: 01902 212454   Email:


Raise your glass to Promise Dreams!

Posted on: May 29th, 2015 by Nikki Rowley


Paula and TinaCheers

The sound of champagne corks popping and ladies laughing were louder than usual thanks to a charity-minded group of women who really raised their glasses for Promise Dreams this month!

The glamourous group gathered at the Halfpenny Green Vineyards in Staffordshire to find out how grapes are grown, harvested and fermented in order to produce the finest wine England can produce – as well as enjoy a lovely social afternoon in convivial company.

Tina VickersWine Tasting Begins!

Promise Dreams joined forces with award winning Halfpenny Green Vineyards to host an amazing tour and tutored wine tasting followed by afternoon tea overlooking the state of the art winery. And whilst having a great time, everyone who attended was really giving something great back to our community minded charity – Promise Dreams!

Halfpenny Green Vineyards produce over a dozen excellent English wines including whites, rosés, reds, sparkling and sweet wines; and for nearly a quarter of a century they have been consistently awarded top international recognition.

Owners Martin and Tina Vickers said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Promise Dreams and these wonderful ladies who clearly care so much about the children their charity support. We really are honoured to contribute because we too are passionate about helping the community.’


“It’s a reflection of the quality of the grapes grown here on our slopes that we are able to produce wine which wins national awards

It was the vision of farmer Martin Vickers 30 years ago to plant a vineyard that would one day match continental sites. Today, 30 acres of vines are managed by Martin and produce award-winning wines crafted by his son Clive. A family business, the acclaimed shop, restaurant, deli and tea room offer a great day out for visitors.

Martin explained, ‘We have developed our knowledge of winemaking over the years and I’m proud that as a boutique vineyard, our grapes are processed and bottled within fifty yards of where they are picked, ensuring we provide a quality wine. Perceptions of English wine have changed over the years with more and more people purchasing it, which is why I am delighted that we now bottle around 80,000 bottles here in Halfpenny Green and can entertain such honoured guests as those from Promise Dreams!’

Let the Party Begin!Perfect Wines!

Martin was astounded at the interest shown by the Promise Dreams party – as well as their creditable knowledge on fine wines and champagne concluding with, ‘Such a lovely group of people and a wonderful, wonderful charity! They have experienced some great wines and I hope to see them all return with family and friends.’

And that was certainly the view of wine tasters from Promise Dreams, who all agreed:

‘We have had a wonderful day out and learned so much about the wines we often take for granted. English wines are the way forward and we will certainly be purchasing them in the future. We certainly raised a glass or two – hopefully, we’ve raised some funds for Promise Dreams as well!’

So, next time you want that perfect Pinot Noir or a cheeky Chardonnay, visit your local vineyard near Kinver rather than shopping at your local supermarket – you can savour the superior quality for yourself!

Youngest Lady Present!The Guided Tour

The Spring Ladies Lunch is just one of the many charity fundraising events held by Promise Dreams each year. They are always modestly priced and guaranteed to be great fun – with proceeds going to support sick and terminally ill children through Promise Dreams!

For further details of our regular fundraising events please contact us on:

Telephone: 01902 212451 or email:

Promise Dreams
Ground Floor
Edwin House
Boundary Industrial Estate
Stafford Road
WV10 7EL

And … Why not visit Halfpenny Green Vineyards and Winery for yourself soon?

Halfpenny Green Vineyard and Winery

Upper Whittimere Farm, Tom Lane, Halfpenny Green, Bobbington, West Midlands DY7 5EP

Telephone: 01384 221122


Fashion Show Extravaganza! – Wolves Wears Diffusion!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by Nikki Rowley


We are thrilled to announce exclusive details about our latest catwalk extravaganza, ‘Wolves Wears Diffusion!’ showcasing the most beautiful, bold, and breathtaking fashion from young and established designers.

Thursday 23rd April 2015 from 7.00pm til Late!

Catwalk Extravaganza from 9pm with Disco at 10.30pm.

Conceived with the intention of sourcing leading and upcoming brands for new and existing customers, Diffusion understands the significance of fashion in one’s lifestyle.  They opened their first multi-brand store over 20 years ago and have since launched many more fabulous outlets across the West Midlands. This company simply loves style and offers the very best in Fashion, Life & Style!

Promise Dreams welcome friends, families and all those we have yet to meet – but who would like to enjoy a great night of fashion, entertainment and gourmet food!


This really is a ‘must be there’ event where in addition to a guaranteed great night out, significant funds will be raised for Promise Dreams and the Steve Bull Foundation.  This truly amazing event will feature live entertainment, Disco, luxury handbag raffle, charity auction, roaming buffet, Diffusion voucher giveaway and a range of exclusive pop-up shops where you can ‘try and buy’ on the night!  It also includes guest star appearances on the catwalk from Wolves Football Club legends and fashion gurus, Steve Bull and Matt Murray!

Tickets for this top night out are just £30 with VIP packages available that will include champagne reception, priority seating, hostess food & drinks, goodie bags, reserved table and programme advert.

‘Wolves Wears Diffusion!’ is at the WV1 Bar and Restaurant, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR

For general enquiries call Promise Dreams on 01902 212451 

For credit card bookings call in office hours Darren at 01902 716762 ext 1210

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It’s here at last!! Our brand new website.

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by Nikki Rowley

We are so pleased to have a great looking and, even better, a functioning website thanks to the guys at Oi Media in Cheltenham.

They have given their time completely free of charge and have been brilliant, patient and unbelievably kind- thank you guys! We hope it has all the information you need or are looking for about Promise Dreams.  We will update you with news and events on a weekly basis, so keep checking back for new information.

We hope you like it as much as we do. We welcome any feedback to help us improve our new site as it is all about you finding what you need.

Happy browsing!

The Promise Dreams Team.