Run for Dreams 2010

Our annual 5k ‘Run For Dreams’ took place in Wolverhampton’s West Park recently and for once it didn’t rain – well only a smidge before the start. Thanks so much if you came and joined in the fun and a big hug to Steve Bull and Don Goodman who, as ever, were wonderful co-hosts.
I’ll let you know how much was raised when the total is in. I was amazed I got round the course having eaten an 8 course Taster Menu at top chef Glyn Purnells’ restaurant in B-ham the night before; well I sort of rolled and stumbled. Big kiss to Beacon radio and all of our kind sponsors including Wolverhampton Audi and Esporta. From my point of view, a very big thanks to everyone that sent in donations by mail and of course via Just Giving.  I’ll keep you posted.

Keep September 19th Clear!!

Sunday 19th September is the date for the Run for Dreams this year.  We are looking at doing more in the West Park this year though with lots of things to entertain the youngsters too.

I know that we are hoping for a much bigger turn out this year and so I am hoping that many of you will sign up to join Steve Bull, Don Goodman and myself in this really important fundraising event for Promise Dreams.

Good news for those of you that like a bit of a lie in on a Sunday – we’re starting later in the morning………………..Please join us!

Run For Dreams 2010 Application Form

I’ve also got a new JustGiving page to help raise funds for promise dreams, please check it out.

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.