Previous Events

If you would like to hold an event, then please get in touch.  Donations can be made through our Just Giving page, or you can set up your own fundraising page for an event you are organising or taking part in.

Forthcoming Events

Jonathan’s Coastal trek and fundraising

140km trek around Norfolk Coast 6th- 7th September for Huntingdon Childrens Charity – Dreamdrops

A few years ago Jonthan’s son caught a summer cold that quickly turned to sinusitis. He was taking various medication but nothing was working and took himself to bed one evening because his head hurt.

The following morning he woke with pain in his eye and his head and his eye had swollen out that he could barely see.

He was rushed to hospital and admitted for nearly two weeks. The infection had spread from his sinuses to his eye cavity, he was at risk of going blind, deaf, sepsis or meningitis.

Jonathan said: “Thankfully he made a full recovery but spending every day and night by his side I saw how the children on the ward were entertained by the toys, games and games consoles which allowed them to be children again for a few brief moments and not be dictated by their condition. These things brought the comfort, reassurance and familiarity that children recognise and some feeling of normality and safety in such a bad situation that they may find themselves in.

“Since this very terrifying event, I have made various efforts to fund raise for the charity that serves the children’s ward and also the local community.”

To find out more about Jonthan’s adventure and to donate to this worthy cause please visit his Just Giving page at https://bit.ly/2KWChj4 

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May 2019

Best Foot Forward!

Cherilyn Hoffman, from Cambridgeshire, is taking on the monumental challenge of running the Milton Keynes Marathon on Monday 6 May in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit and Holly Ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Cherilyn said: “My family and I have dealt with both these wards a couple of times, with my nephew only being discharged recently, and they have always been incredible.

“The care they have given to both my niece and nephew has been life-saving, but also the support to our family has really helped and wanted to do something in return so decided to raise money for the dreamdrops charity.”

If you would like to support Cherilyn you can visit her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cherilyn-hoffman or for further information on our dreamdrops charity please visit: http://dreamdropschildrenscharity.org/

 

December 2018

Local artist Terry Bolton, is Brampton Framing’s ‘Artist of the Month’. Terry is generously donating any funds raised from his picture sales to our charity ‘dreamdrops’ in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit. Terry’s has just had a little granddaughter who was born at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause you can visit Terry’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/terry-Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DREAMDROPS CHILDREN’S UNIT 10K RUN – 13 MAY 2017

Ready, Set, Mark and Go! Come along and join in with our fun 10K run on 13th May 2017.

Don’t want to run, walk, push or stroll? Not a problem, come along and cheer along, your voice and spirit is much needed. 

Please contact Kate Riley or Kathryn Childs for more details on childrensunit10krun@gmail.com 

See poster for more details.

DREAMDROPS CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT  –  WINNING TEAM: ‘SAWTRY POSSE’

A big thank you to you all for supporting us again this year at our annual Quiz Night held at Slepe Hall on 15th March.

A fun filled evening made up of 14 teams and over 95 tickets sold! Congratulations to our winners; Sarah and Cliff Hughes, Mel and Simon Bywater, Tracey and Paul Sergent who make up the ‘Sawtry Posse’.

We are absolutely delighted to have raised £652.23!

Let the revision and late night reading begin, 365 days left to go…

DREAMDROPS CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT  –  15th MARCH 2017

Come along to our Charity Quiz Night on 15th March 2017. Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased from our administrator on either dreamdrops.dreamdrops@nhs.net or 07790 911 541. See poster for more details.

Quiz night 2017 poster

 

2016

Saturday 17th December 6 p.m. Family Christmas Concert

Prokofiev’ Peter and the Wol’f and Borodin ‘Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor’ and a feast of festive carols

‘dreamdrops will hold a Christmas Raffle

 

Saturday 19th November – Tapestry Christmas Concert, 7.30 p.m.

Come along to what promises to be a beautiful concert of readings and music for Christmas.   Entry free with a collection in support of Dreamdrops Charity.   We look forward to seeing you on Monday 19 December in the Free Church, St Ives at 7.30pm.

Glinka Overture ‘A Life for the Tsar’, Taneyev John of Damascus and Tchaikovsky Symphony No’6 ‘Pathetique’ 

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GOSH IT’S A DREAMDROPS DAY 30TH JULY 2016

MeiraWiggett is holding a charity event to raise funds and awareness of the work that both GOSH and ‘dreamdrops’ do as her daughter Maia was helped at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Holly Ward.  The event is taking place at Loves Farm Hall near St. Neots and there will be a Raffle, Bake Off, Facepainting, Tabletop Sales and much more.

JONATHAN’S SNOWDON NIGHT TREK – 23rd – 24th JULY 2016

Jonathan Smith is climbing Mount Snowdon through day and night to raise money for toys and equipment for children on Holly Ward as a thankyou for the treatment given to his son. Despite being unable to train for the last 6 weeks to a back injury Jonathan is going ahead with the trek which will be a lot harder but, in his words, more rewarding.  Jonathan has raised at least £550 so far and has persuaded celebrities to donate including Liverpool Football Club and the band UB40.

Jonathan successfully completed his weekend of activity, climbed Snowdon and reached the summit at 4.43 a.m. It was a very hard weekend which was designed to train people who are climbing Kilamanjaro which most of the others on the group were.  It wasn’t just climbing Snowdon at night but doing it with only 5.5 hours sleep over two days.  We are extremely grateful to Jonathan for this fantastic effort and it looks like over £700 may be made to buy toys, games and Ipads for Holly Ward.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY – SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016

1 p.m – 6 p.m The Greystones, The Green, Sawtry, Huntingdon PE28 5ST

Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Refreshments, Stalls , Attractions and much more.

Emma Bhamra has been inspired to fundraise and organise a family fun day to raise money for dreamdrops because of the care a little 5 year old girl called Daisy Bell has received.

 

ABBOTS RIPTON HALL CHARITY GARDEN SHOW June 2016

Dreamdops and the Ormiston Families Trust will be running the silent auction again starting on the 25th – 26th June.  For more information on the show visit www.abbotsriptonhall.co.uk

We have some varied and interesting lots ranging from bicycles, tickets to local events, golf vouchers, hire of cars for the weekend, tickets to cricket matches, chefs to cook a meal for you and many more.  Please come along and visit us at the show.

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise £7,000 to be shared with all the Huntingdon Charities involved.

 

MARATHONs AND BRECON BEACONS CHALLENGE

A trio of fundraisers are about to tackle more than 100 miles of marathon challenges to support Holly Ward and the Special Care Baby Unit.

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Mike Andrews, Deputy Chairman of ‘dreamdrops’ Fundraising Committee and Sarah Hughes, Acute Children’s Services came along to wish everyone the very best of luck.

Samantha Wool is undertaking the London Marathon on Sunday 24th April and chose dreamdrops as both her children have spent time on Holly Ward.

Tina Lambert (pictured in the Ride for Alice top) will be pounding the pavements a week earlier at the Brighton Marathon on Saturday 17th April. Tina is raising money specifically for SCBU as the unit cared for her friend’s baby who sadly died of Edward’s Syndrome.

Nick Jones is taking on a much longer challenge and will be tackling Trekfast in the Brecon Beacons in June. Trekfast is a 24 hour, 75km demanding trek through the West National Park and Nick is taking on this challenge in memory of his daughter Olivia.

You can support Sam, Tina and Nick through their Just Giving Pages

Sam: https://www.justgiving.com/Samantha-Wool2

Tina: https://www.justgiving.com/Tina-Lambert2

Nick: https://www.justgiving.com/Nicolas-Jones20

 

CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016 

Thank you everyone who attended to make it a fun evening.  We raised £513 for dreamdrops.  A lso a big thankyou to Slepe Hall Hotel for donating the use of the room.

 

2015

PARACHUTE JUMP AUTUMN 2015

John Kane continues to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit in memory of his daughter Olivia.  Ben Cornwell will make a parachute jump during the morning of the 19th at Wisbech Aerodrome.  It is also hoped to hold an auction at the end of May  If anyone would like to support this please get in touch with John by e-mail  johnkane5@outlook.com

LAKESIDE LODGE GOLF CLUB

Howard Smith, Captain of Lakeside Lodge Golf Club for 2015 has chosen two local charities to support during his captaincy year, Dreamdrops and Kidney Cancer UK. A Charity Golf Day will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015 and is open to ladies and men. The format will be a fourball – 18 hole AM-AM off full handicap. Please help support this fun, friendly competition. Entry is at a very special price of £33 per person which includes competition entry, green fees and meal. Winners will be announced and prizes presented following the meal. Closing date for entry is 19th April 2015. For more information please contact Lakeside Lodge Golf Club, Fen Road, Pidley, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 3DF Fundraising is ongoing throughout the year.  We are very grateful to the Golf Club who have raised £1,260.01 for the charity.

 

THE MAGIC OF VARIETY – A GRAND CHARITY CABARET SEPTEMBER 2014

The Centre Theatre Players of St. Ives held a charity cabaret at The Burgess Hall in St. Ives on Friday and Saturday 26th and 27th September.  The concerts were a huge success and raised an amazing £2,750 for dreamdrops. Congratulations to everyone who took part.

The Charity Theatre Players are performing Sleeping Beauty at the Burgess Hall in January 2015.  Tickets are availabe from the Burgess Hall.

HOLLY AND SCBU “DID STRICTLY” ON 12TH SEPTEMBER 2014 AT WOOD GREEN

Congratulations to everyone for a spectacular evening of entertainment with a special thank you to the “celebrity” dancers who put in so much work to support our charity.  The exceptional display of dancing was amazing and raised a magnificent £2,637 for dreamdrops.

ABBOTS RIPTON HALL CHARITY GARDEN SHOW JUNE 2014

Dreamdrops held a silent auction at the above garden show which  raised over £6,700 and will be running another silent auction at the June 2016 show.

SENSORY GARDEN

The winning design for the new tactile wall at the Sensory Garden was designed by nine students from Longsands Academy in St. Neots and was unveiled by Christine Walkden, the resident gardener on BBC’s One Show on the 23rd October.  Mike Andrews from the dreamdrops fundraising committee and a member of the St. Neots St. Marys Rotary Club has been a key player in commissioning the garden and the Rotary Club continue to support the garden.