Yep, that’s right – £34,142 for Promise Dreams!

Yep, that’s right!  A whopping £34,142 has been pledged for Promise Dreams through last Sunday’s wonderful ‘Walk For Dreams.’  And it is all thanks to you!

If you took part or missed it for any reason you can now enjoy our gallery of photographs and some wonderful video highlights right here!

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Released ‘live on air’ by Dicky Dodd of Signal 107 and Promise Dream founder Suresh Bawa, they confirmed the amount pledged through ‘Walk For Dreams’ had reached an incredible £34,142. 

The fantastic day was enjoyed by everyone who took part, as you can see …

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Lisa Wolverson walked with Wayne Lockley in memory of her mother who sadly passed away with cancer earlier in the year.  ‘I have completed the ‘Walk for Dreams’ challenge for the last three years and although my mother is no longer with us I know she was watching over us all the way. Hopefully, the money we raise will help others who also go through troubled times just as we have.’

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Charley Day said, ‘Promise Dreams is very close to my heart and I am so pleased I can help.’  Charley’s daughter is TV Presenter Suzi Perry who was in Singapore commentating on the Formula 1 Grand Prix.  She tweeted, ‘Lots of love & luck to all taking part in the for at Himley – really appreciate your time & effort thanks x’

Dave Robinson aged 22,  ‘This is such a brilliant day!  It’s like a festival.  Just one big party!’

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Singing Nuns Julie Paskin of Woodsetton in Sedgely and Sue Dudley from Milking Bank in Dudley said, ‘We are walking so that children can have a brighter future!’

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Andy Newman of the ‘would-be’ Jamaican Bobsleigh Team hold the UK record for the fastest four man team costume runners.  He said, ‘Promise Dreams are a fantastic local charity who deserve this fabulous day. I hope we can help raise thousands of pounds and make dreams come true everywhere!’

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‘It’s a brilliant cause. Children everywhere deserve the very best start in life.’ Snow White [Tina Caldicott] and Grumpy [Paul Cooper] of the Bert Williams Leisure Centre and New Park School in Wolverhampton

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Becky is Manager at Lola Belles and Smarty Pants Day Nursery in Tipton, ‘Teegan was the very first child at Smarty Pants and sadly, she passed away with cancer when she was only six years old. She is close to our hearts and we walk today in her memory, hoping to raise over one thousand pounds for Promise Dreams and other good causes.’

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‘This is the most enjoyable day of the year so far and I am so thrilled to be a part of it.  I’m proud to say Signal 107 are partners with Promise Dreams in supporting ‘Walk for Dreams.’  Dicky Dodd, Signal 107

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‘We are Adriana, Kirsty, Shannon and Amy from ABC Childcare Centre in Codsall and we hope to raise over £500 by ‘Walking for Dreams!’  ABC, Codsall

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Jamie Nevill and Nicky Dearn. ‘We heard about Promise Dreams from a friend in Tettenhall and  just really think this is a really worthy cause.  It will give children hope. It’s not a race, it’s a pleasure – bringing hope to children that need it.’

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Chloe Bashford aged 14 from Coseley School said, ‘We are walking as a school team. The end result is good money for a great charity. It will be a brilliant day!

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Darren Flukes and Kim Underwood said, ‘There are so many children out there that need us to help. If we can raise some money, raise some smiles and bring dreams to children then we are all champions! We won’t let them down today.’

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Rachna and Reehal said, ‘I’m a mother of three children and I’ve been through a lot myself. I understand what it is like to be a mother and I’ll do absolutely anything I can for children who need help.’

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Julian Williams was encouraged to walk when former Wolves player Don Goodman visited the bakery where he works.  ‘Don inspired me to raise money for Promise Dreams.  Thanks to all my workmates and Senior Managers at Warburtons in Wednesbury who have sponsored me.’

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Tired.  Thirsty … and very, very happy!  But now it is time to round up your sponsors and send in your very well earned donations.  Collect your coins and cash and contact us soon.  Children’s dreams depend on it.  Thank you.

That’s all for now folks.  Walk for Dreams will be back in 2015, but … it’s time to make a promise now.  Start gathering your family and friends together and keep the promise to walk next year and make a child’s dream come true!

Please contact us with your donations on: 01902 212451 or email: info@promisedreams.co.uk

Postal Address:

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