It’s only one week until the team at Next Door Bar in Albrighton walk 42 miles in one day to raise money for Promise Dreams! We are delighted that the team have chosen to support us again this year after raising over £12,000 over the last two years for our small charity.
Sally Hall, owner of Next Door Bar, first contacted Promise Dreams back in 2015 ahead of the mini-festival ‘Party In The Yard’ that she and the team organise in the grounds of the bar every September. The event features live music from midday and the party goes on until late, with BBQ food and drinks available and the chance to take part in a raffle. She knew about the work that Promise Dreams do and she wanted to support us by donating every penny made on the day to us. The bar donate all of the food, beverages, and staff time to put the event on so that the maximum amount possible can be given directly to the charity. The events over the past two years have raised over £12000 for Promise Dreams and the team didn’t want to stop there!
However, this year they wanted to do something a little different. They decided to sign up for the ‘Across Wales Walk’, taking on the huge physical challenge of walking 41.4 miles in one day!
Not a challenge to be taken lightly, the team have been training hard. Although it will be tough, the whole team agreed that the thought of making a very real and significant difference to the life of a poorly child is getting them through.
Last week we took Harry Morgan, along with his twin sister Seren and their parents Liz and Simon, to meet the team and wish them luck before their challenge next week. Harry is 6 years old and has cerebral palsy. He couldn’t walk or stand independently, so last year he travelled to America to have an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. This involves cutting the nerves in his spinal cord followed by intensive physiotherapy for years, which Promise Dreams has helped to fund, so that he can stand up and walk! Harry met Sally, Pete, Tom, Shell and the rest of the team at Next Door Bar, and he even had a surprise visit from our mascot Poppett while he was there!
Sally commented on how nice it was to meet a family who had directly benefited from the work that Promise Dreams do. It was particularly moving for them to watch Harry walk around the bar knowing that a year ago he wouldn’t have been able to do it, and that in effect the fundraising that her and her team have worked so hard for over the past few years has helped him to be able to do just that.
If you would like to show your support to this amazing team for once again choosing to support Promise Dreams by taking on this huge physical challenge, please visit their fundraising page by clicking here and make a donation. Thank you so much in advance for your support!