Dreams Come True

Mia receives the Diana Award for her fundraising and campaigning

Dream child Mia Thorne is an inspirational young lady and one of the youngest people to receive the Diana award. 

Mia received the award in recognition of her campaigning for disability rights within Wales - at just nine years old she lobbyed the council and contacted Accessibility Wales to provide a park that was more accessible.

Her hard work paid off and she was involved in the planning and lay-out when the park was granted and approved.

The award also recognises her fundraising for Dreams Come True.

Currently Mia is learning to ice skate for a fundraising challenge in July.

Mia herself has cerebral palsy but she doesn’t let this stop her and has overcome a lot in order to help make dreams come true for other children. Due to her condition Mia has weakness in her right side.

This means she can’t skate properly and a fall could mean a dislocation and severe swelling and pain, along with the possibility of her legs collapsing under her without warning.

However, with an inspirational determination, Mia is determined to do this challenge for Dreams Come True and to help the children on our waiting list.

She has already raised £2,000 which is an incredible achievement.

Mia is pictured with receiving her award, alongide Claire Smith (Volunteer Co-ordinator) and Michael Walsh (Dreams Volunteer and Ice Hockey Captain).

She is also pictured down on the ice rink where she is learning to skate.


Amy Simpkins
Date: 20/12/2016
Author: Amy Simpkins
Source: Dreams Come True




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