The Dream Factory children’s charity held their pre-Christmas Ladies’ Lunch at Lokkum Bar & Grill in South Woodford on Thursday, 23rd November.
A wonderful total of £17,500 was raised from the event. This included very generous sponsorship donations to grant a specific dream for three-year-old Connie and her family to go to Disneyland Paris.
It was a fabulous, glamorous afternoon. A massive thank you to our 112 ladies who attended. It was filled with fun and entertainment with roulette & black jack tables – thank you to Martin Bell, Scarlotte Diamonte, Caroline Jory, Carl Jacey and Sky magician for donating your time and amazing talent.
We had a fabulous raffle and a silent auction. Our Patron, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, auctioned 2 bottles of House of Commons champagne, signed by Rishi Sunak, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, which sold for £480 each. Another Patron, Christine Ohuruogu MBE (a gold medal Olympian) auctioned a training session with herself which sold for an amazing £550. Also attending were some other Patrons, Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike MBE, Michael Watson MBE, Colin McMillan MBE and Doreen Golding BEM, together with 13 Dream Factory volunteers helping to run the event.
I must thank Terry Tew Sound and Lighting for their professionalism and ongoing support over 15 years. A massive thank you to everybody who donated all the prizes for the afternoon and a big thank you to Roberts & Sale who sponsored our event including the Funky Casino.
We have granted 650 dreams to date, with 60 more on our Dream Factory waiting list, needing funds to carry on granting the good work that we do.
Thank you for such magnificent support.