Cake Sale raising funds for The Dream Factory
Publication: Your Harlow Newspaper
Date: May 2020
CAKE Sale raising funds for Essex-based charity The Dream Factory making dreams come true for local children and young adults.
The Dream Factory is an Essex-based charity established 11 years ago to brighten the lives and encourage hope for children and young adults aged 3-25 years, who have either life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, or who suffer from severe disabilities. They do this by granting their dreams and when The Dream Factory says it will take on the challenge of making a dream come true, they will then do everything in their power to make it happen in the shortest possible time. Nearly 500 dreams have now been granted since it started in 2008!
The Charity are not classed as an essential service; so consequently, it is not eligible for any of the Government’s current grants, which we of course understand. Sadly, due to COVID-19, lots of the charity’s fundraising events have been cancelled, including two golf days, a major charity garden party, and many others. The Charity are therefore in desperate need of funds to help them keep Oliver’s legacy going. It would be such a shame if The Dream Factory cannot keep going, as they want to keep helping vulnerable families for many years to come.
The Dream Factory have launched an appeal (2020 Appeal: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ourappeal2020), but have also been made a nominated charity for a home-made cake and dog biscuit cake sale taking place this weekend Saturday 30 May 2020 between 11.00am and 3.00pm at 40 New Farm Drive in Abridge, Essex. Hazel Moore and family will be fundraising and selling from her front garden in Abridge.
Hazel is one of the coordinators for the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Abridge, doing their best as a community to keep everyone safe and aware. She has always tried to be involved in charity/community based voluntary work and enjoys being able to give something back to the community. Hazel lives very close to Ape’s Grove (Bluebell Woods) and has a lot of walkers passing for daily exercise and walk in the woods.
Walkers making a purchase will need to bring their own CONTAINERS to put cakes in and be aware of the social distancing rules. Hazel asked the community of Abridge to donate the ingredients for the cake sale and had someone donate a huge 8 kilos of self-raising flour as well as local bakers donating cakes etc.
Avril Mills, BEM who founded The Dream Factory said, “It is so lovely that even in these difficult times, communities are pulling together and fundraising for local charities. Take a visit to Hazel’s cake sale on Saturday and indulge in some delicious cakes, treat your dog and support your local charities”.
Hazel Moore organising the cake sale said. “The idea came from my 16 year old step-son Sebastian, who after seeing how much Captain Tom made for the NHS wanted to do something. We decided to do a social distancing cake sale, and it worked brilliantly raising over £1,300 for 2 hospices. We are hoping to continue this every month for various local charities that are unable to do any fundraising themselves, and this weekend are hoping to raise even more for The Dream Factory and St Clare Hospice”.