Advent helps fulfil more dreams
Manchester’s Christmas advent appeal!
Throughout December the Manchester Development team came up with an exciting way to get people talking about Dreams Come True whilst getting into the Christmas spirit!
This December the Manchester Development team were scratching their heads trying to come up with a quick and easy way to raise some funds for Dreams when people are busy at this time of year. We came up with the idea of an advent calendar appeal, selling the dates of December to friends and family. Everyone was getting their lucky numbers at the ready, and the appeal was so successful we managed to sell all the December dates in a matter of days!
All of the prizes behind each of the doors were donated by generous friends and family members and also some companies too. People that bought the windows had to follow the Dreams Come True Facebook page, where they waited in anticipation for their prize to be revealed! This meant that people were also able to read some of the amazing stories Dreams Come True are working on at the moment, and this also kept them up-to-date on what different development teams are doing for the charity.
Due to people's generosity, we managed to make sure everyone that took part in the appeal was able to win a prize. They ranged from a candy cane with a hand warmer through to a £100 paintballing voucher!
The appeal managed to raise £120 pounds in a quick and easy fashion! Next year we are hoping to develop the appeal further so that everyone has the chance to buy a door on the calendar.
The success of this appeal showed us once again the amazing supporters we have here at Dreams and I would just like to say thank you to everyone that took part and helped us continue to make christmas dreams come true.
Author: Sophie Walker
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