5k Whizzing Wheels Challenge
Publication: Essex Magazine
Date: June 2022
On 22 May 2022, The Dream Factory held a 5K Whizzing Wheels Challenge at the Redbridge Cycling Centre in Ilford, Essex. This fabulous event was in collaboration with The Wheels and Wheelchairs Charity, who are a group of wheelchair users and skaters who regularly go out in London parks together, enjoying the sensory rush of speed. This is the second year this great event has taken place and it was a truly wonderful day, full of fun.
Patrons of Essex-based Charity, The Dream Factory, Anne Wafula-Strike MBE, British Wheelchair Paralympian, former British Super Middleweight boxer Michael Watson MBE, former British Featherweight and Commonwealth Boxer Colin McMillan BEM attended the event and joined in the challenge much to the delight of all those attending.
One of The Dream Factory’s Ambassadors Isaac Harvey, who is also President of the Wheels and Wheelchairs Charity and peer facilitator at One Place East in Redbridge, working with people with disabilities and mental health conditions, suggested the two charities work together in 2021 with the first event being such a great success, that we decided to do it again this year. Isaac has once again been a great help planning the event, and he also took part and helped fundraise with other Dream Factory Ambassadors.
Avril Mills BEM, Founder and Trustee of The Dream Factory said,
“It was such a nice day for everyone taking part as well as friends and family. It is lovely to not only raise much needed funds for the Charity but also to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they make such lovely memories. I would like to thank Anne, Michael, and Colin for once again supporting us here at The Dream Factory and to our wonderful ambassadors and volunteers for helping to make this such a memorable day.”
Other news is that The Dream Factory are attending The Rotary Club of Gants Hill in Ilford on Saturday 11 June 2022. They have kindly made The Dream Factory their chosen Charity for 2022/23 and they will also be making a very kind donation to us on the night. Further information is available from Sam Baxi on Tel: 07971 277690.
Our next event we will be our Charity Wing Walking! After last year’s successful Wing Walking Events, we will be holding two more Wing Walking Days on Sunday 3rd July and Sunday 9th October 2022 with Wingwalk Buzz Experience at Damyns Hall Aerodrome Upminster. Walk for Free if you raise £850 or more! Not only will you be experiencing the thrill of a lifetime, but you will also be raising money to help us grant more dreams of children like little Beatrice who is 3 and undergoing treatment for Metastatic Neuroblastoma. To book your WingWalk and make a difference, visit: https://wingwalk.buzz/charity/?id=71 or contact Jane Meader on Tel: 07805 841976, Email: