Running for Dreams

Our 4th Run for Dreams took place on Sunday morning and guess what – the rain didn’t happen until the latter stages which was really good.  The numbers this year were slightly down on last year but we are aware that we have so much competition now in the fun run category so for next year, we are looking at marketing our run differently and bringing in some new ideas. Our first planning meeting for 2010 will be in a couple of weeks.
What was very apparent however, was the amazing atmosphere yet again. It’s brilliant to see that even with a small amount of people, the goodwill and love is there in abundance.  This year we were delighted to welcome the beautiful Beverley Knight.  She was working in London the night before but still drove to Wolverhampton to support Promise Dreams.  She was bright eyed and raring to go at 8.15 on Sunday morning in spite of not getting home until 2.30 am.  Beverley stayed on after the run had finished to have photographs taken with lots of those that had taken part.
Over a dozen of our lovely Gadget Show crew turned up bright and early too which was fantastic and then of course we also had many ‘tweeters’ turn up from all parts of the UK.  One group, who called themselves the Dreamtwits took park and Beverley’s mum baked a beautiful rum soaked fruit cake for them.  Both Beverley and I are avid tweeters and we were both delighted to see so many of them come to run for Promise Dreams. A very big thank you  to my Gadget Show friends, to the ‘tweeters’, to Tress and Trevor from Somerset, Ian from Solihull and to absolutely everybody who came and supported us again this year. Thank you also to Steve Dale who came down from Lancashire to take loads of photos for the websites.
I want to thank my mate Owen for setting up a Just Giving page which he ran on his official fan website and then let us put it on our site too.  We had an original target of £500 but this has now realised more than double the amount and thank you so much to everybody who contributed to Run for Dreams through the Just Giving page.  Thank you to all of you that sent in cheques in support of the run as well. You’re all very kind and it’s really appreciated – thank you.
There are some amazing people out there and on behalf of Steve, Don and Bev and Amy and the girls at Promise Dreams let me thank you one and all for being there. A very special thank you to Beverley Knight – it was great to have you with us.
All we need now is for everyone that did the run, to get their personal sponsorship monies in to Promise Dreams as soon as possible so that the girls can turn the cash into some more wonderful dreams for the many youngsters that the Charity is all about.

Run For Dreams 2009!

Sunday October 11th is the date chosen for the 2009 Run for Dreams.  Now that the Wolves have made the Premiership again, we are not as yet sure whether we can start the race from the Molineux because until the fixture list is out, is isn’t known whether there would be a home match on that day. There are quite a few Sunday fixtures in Premier League because of TV rights of course. Anyway, as soon as we know the route, we’ll let you know.

As a patron of Promise Dreams, I am delighted that once again the fabulous Extreme Trifle team are taking on our charity as part of their fund raising 2009 year.
I think these guys are just amazing in what they do and it should be remembered that many great things are achieved by the ‘over-optimistic’.  The Wrong Way round is going to be one gigantic adventure, if the Extreme Trifle website is anything to go by, there should be hours (months) of fun ahead.
So – to Oz, Matt, Nick, Charlie and of course Greg and Jon, I wish you all a fantastic voyage and to all of the people that meet you on your journey, they should be in for some wonderfully colourful language.  Good luck guys and on behalf of all at Promise Dreams, a million thank you’s. To read all about these extremely fantastic people please check out www.extremetrifle.com.

As a patron of Promise Dreams, I am delighted that once again the fabulous Extreme Trifle team are taking on our charity as part of their fund raising 2009 year.I think these guys are just amazing in what they do and it should be remembered that many great things are achieved by the ‘over-optimistic’.  The Wrong Way round is going to be one gigantic adventure, if the Extreme Trifle website is anything to go by, there should be hours (months) of fun ahead.So – to Oz, Matt, Nick, Charlie and of course Greg and Jon, I wish you all a fantastic voyage and to all of the people that meet you on your journey, they should be in for some wonderfully colourful language.  Good luck guys and on behalf of all at Promise Dreams, a million thank you’s. To read all about these extremely fantastic people please check out www.extremetrifle.com.