Charity of the Year, Dreams Come True
Gulliver’s have chosen Dreams Come True as their nominated charity for the past 3 years and we’ve had loads of fun while raising money to help put smiles on the faces of some very brave children.
About Dreams Come True
Dreams Come True charity help bring joy to children in the UK suffering with life threatening illness.
Dream Children often have very little to look forward to apart from endless rounds of hospital visits, painful treatments and the prospect of living with a long term debilitating disease. These very brave youngsters can become depressed and frustrated, yet they all dream of things they want to do and achieve.
Fulfilling a dream provides a positive focus empowering both them and their families with new enthusiasm and strength to deal with ongoing daily struggles of illness, gruelling hospital treatment and sometimes sad loss. It is a legacy of hope and well being that is poignantly expressed in many hundreds of thank you letters we receive from Dream Children and their families.
Gulliver’s unique partnership with Dreams Come True
In 2010, Team Gulliver’s completed the 3 peaks challenge for Dreams Come True.
In 2011, Team Gulliver’s walked the 100km from Gulliver’s Warrington to Gulliver’s Matlock Bath! It only took us 27 hours!
In 2012, Team Gulliver’s completed a 7 hour Dance-a-thon!
And in 2013, our brave Team Gulliver’s have already run the Virgin London Marathon, raising a whopping £15,000 thanks to our generous visitors who are always supportive of our charity events.
Thank you for all your support so far!
Since 2010, the teams at Gulliver’s have worked really hard to help raise funds for the brave children on the Dreams waiting list.
There’s always something going on like home-made cup-cake sales, sponsorships and staff-room sweepstakes on all sorts of every day events!
In addition to this, every year our teams from all 3 parks come together for a mass participation event to really get the cash donations flowing in.
In 2013, our brave Team Gulliver’s have already run the Virgin London Marathon, raising a whopping £15,000 thanks to our generous visitors who are always supportive of our charity events.
Dream weekends at Gulliver's
For the past three summers Gulliver's Theme Parks have hosted fabulous fun-packed weekends for the largest gathering of Dream Children in the history of Dreams Come True!
The two day events are always full of surprises, with our very special guests and their families enjoying rides, music and entertainment!
The incredible children who attended are all dealing with life threatening illness and are on the waiting list to have a Dream Come True - in the meantime, we'll give them as many happy memories as we can.
We’ve had another amazing show of support from local businesses – the lovely people at Marks & Spencer, Holdsworth Food Supplies, Ginsters, Life Water, Handmade Speciality Products Ltd, R&R Marquees, Soccer Star Coaching, Hawks R us, the London Eye and Manchester Utd football club, and cast members of Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Corrie have all supported the event.
Hotels like Jury's Inn, Holiday Inn Express, the Hilton, Ramada, Holiday Inn and Premier Inn generously donated free rooms for our fabulous families.
Thank you to all who have helped create memorable moments for so many deserving young people during these weekends. We hope to be holding many similar charity events like these in the future.
"So far this year we’ve spent 115 days in hospital. We can’t afford to plan things like this for fear of having to cancel at the last minute. These children mature far too quickly because they understand the implications of their condition, so it’s really special to see them just being kids again. This is a memory my daughter will cherish forever."
Mrs M, mother of nine-year-old leukemia sufferer Amee
Thanks for all your support!