Dreams Come True

Stormtroopers invade Festival Place!

On the 18th December Festival Place invited members of UK Garrison to help out with a collection throughout the Shopping Centre.

With the launch of the new Star Wars Film on the very same weekend, having the Stormtroopers on hand for photos went down very well! A lot of weary looking men who had been dragged out by their partners to go Christmas shopping were delighted to take a break from the shops to meet the Characters!

A member of our Basingstoke development group came out to lend a hand and shake a bucket, as did long-standing volunteer Glenys (pictured). The event raised a wonderful £510!

Dreams Come True are Festival Place’s Charity of the year. The centre is on target to raise a staggering £10,000 before the end of the year! They have put on a series of events and all the department have actively been involved in raising money.

To finish the year, Festival Place have a Christmas shop that is open every day between now and Christmas Eve. Shoppers can take all the presents they have bought to be gift wrapped in exchange for a small donation.

Proceeds will be split between Dreams Come True and Shopmobility! This service is running until Christmas Eve.

The relationship we have had with Festival Place has really helped build the profile of the charity within Basingstoke and we currently are recruiting for more volunteers in the area to join our local development group.

Amy Simpkins
Date: 20/12/2016
Author: Amy Simpkins


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