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When You Wish Upon A Star

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When You Wish Upon A Star

February 2020

– When You Wish Upon A Star has been dream-making since 1990, fulfilling around 17,500 dreams along the way. Each year, throughout December the charity welcomes families to a 4-day magical Winter Wonderland Ball at Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest. This year’s event was funded by The Kentown Wizard Foundation.

Debbie Bamber, Operations Manager of The Kentown Wizard Foundation said:

“It was amazing to be part of this magical weekend and share in the lives of these families, many of whom haven’t left their homes, except for hospital visits, in years. The children’s excitement was contagious as they told us about their pony rides, pottery painting, zip wire races and fun in the tropical pool. Without the team of doctors and medics that attended the weekend, we know many of these families would never have had this experience”

Staff, volunteers, patrons and celebrities ensured that each family had a weekend full of magical memories. A visit from Santa, costume characters, dancing and a firework display were but a few of the incredible activities available to the children and their loved ones. The highlight of the trip was a Costume Ball. The children dressed up as princesses and superheroes and were treated to a night of magic, singing, games and lots and lots of laughter.

Head of Fundraising Diane Hummerston said:

“Without the support of The Kentown Wizard Foundation, we would not of been able to give our Wish families such a magical weekend. The families have been able to create lifelong memories in what can be very difficult times for them. We cannot thank Debbie, David and the rest of the Trustees of the Foundation for their most generous gift – they have truly helped in bringing joy into all of our families’ lives”.

Charity Registration Number: 1163956