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Thank you to the Barley Mow, Hartford

 

Thank you to the Barley Mow in Hartford, for the incredible amount of money collected for our charity in the huge whiskey bottle and in the official Dreamdrops Collecting Box.

It took ages to count the money, but an amazing £154.07 was collected in total!

Dreamdrops is so grateful to you and all your customers for supporting us so generously. 

 


Our wonderful Wendy wins Volunteer of the Year 2022!

Paul Baker, Julie Spence – HM Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Wendy Baker and Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops

Dreamdrops Committee Member, Wendy Baker, has won the “Volunteer of the Year” award at this year’s Hunts Forum Volunteer awards evening. The awards are to recognise the amazing achievements and contributions that volunteers make across Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire.

The event took place on Thursday 14th July 2022, where Wendy and her husband Paul, had been shortlisted (along with their friend, Marion Mulachy) for the Cambridgeshire Rural Volunteer of the Year Award, having been nominated by the Hail Weston Parish Council for the wonderful work that they are doing, supporting Ukrainian refugees who have arrived (and those who are just about to arrive) in Hail Weston, and getting the whole village behind this amazing project. 

The competition from other nominated volunteer organisations across the whole of Cambridgeshire was extremely high, so we were thrilled when they received the Bronze Award – the first award of the evening.

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops said: “However, there was more to come! What Wendy did not know was that she had been short-listed for another award that night – this time, nominated by the Dreamdrops Children’s Charity for the “Volunteer of the Year” award for 2022 and I am immensely proud to say that Wendy was announced as the winner!

“Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, HM Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, presented Wendy with a beautiful, engraved trophy and an incredibly special (and very unexpected) additional surprise because, thanks to her, Wendy and Paul are off to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party next year, as part of the award!

“Many, many congratulations, Wendy. We are so proud of you!”

Wendy said on receiving her award: “I very much appreciated the surprise nomination and gratefully received the award but this is not just for me, it is for the charity. It takes a whole team of volunteers, not any one individual, to achieve success. Every person on our committee is hard working and committed to helping and supporting the children and their families in the Huntingdonshire area. Hopefully, we do make a difference.”

But the celebrations did not end there as Committee Member, Christine Luckham, was also in attendance after winning the Cambridgeshire Rural Volunteer of the Year Award in 2020, having been nominated by Dreamdrops for her work with the Collins Club families. Due to Covid, the awards ceremony had to be cancelled that year, so this was her opportunity to meet the Hunts Forum organisers and celebrate, too.

What an amazing night for our wonderful, dedicated committee members, Wendy, and Chris, without whom we could not do all the amazing work we do for local families.


Beautiful handmade cards and wall decorations

 

Here are just a small sample of the most beautiful handmade cards and wall decorations that have been donated to Dreamdrops by Mrs Shalmar Kidman.

These will be used to raise funds by selling them on our Dreamdrops stall at the Huntingdon Carnival on Saturday 13th August 2022.

Please pop along and see these wonderful designs and also help our charity at the same time. We cannot thank Mrs Kidman enough for the time and effort she has placed into creating these pretty, individual cards.


Thank you to our amazing Coarse Fishing friends!

A massive thank you to everyone who was involved in arranging our recent Coarse fishing day for the children from the Collins Club.

To John Clark and Ginnette Waters who taught the children how to coarse fish. It was a new, fun experience for them all and their families were amazed at how calming the fishing experience was for the children, it opened-up a new world for them to experience.

To Alex Bates, from Rookery Waters, who gave us exclusive use of Jackdaw Lake, the children were able to relax and enjoy their day out and felt safe. Some of the children find new situations and crowds stressful but at Jackdaw Lake, they were completely relaxed and had an amazing time. They were thrilled by the number and variety of fish they caught.

Thank you to Richard Frood who gave up his time to come and instruct some of the children on the art of coarse fishing. You made such a difference to their confidence, which was great to see, and the parents could see the new skills they were learning and watch them get immersed in the day. 

Lastly, thank you to Richard and Phillipa Winser, for arranging this fabulous fishing experience for the children of The Collins Club.  Everything was beautifully organised, as always, and because you had managed to obtain exclusive use of Jackdaw Lake, it made it a wonderful, safe experience for everyone.  We noticed their confidence grow throughout the event and everyone had a fantastic time, children, parents, and volunteers, we are so grateful for all that you do!

Our days out for the Collins Club children would not be possible without the continued support of everyone above and our volunteers who come along to help at each event. THANK YOU!


Committee members obtain Mental Health First Aiders (level 2) qualification

 

Our Dreamdrops committee members have recently attended a Mental Health First Aiders (level 2) training course. Six members took the assessment in July and have now achieved a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification.

The course was run by Mike Izzard, from KH Training. Mike received great feedback from the course for being “such a good instructor,” and the members “having learned a huge amount.”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops said: “It was an excellent course, and everyone found it fascinating. We not only learnt what to look out for and how to determine whether someone was under severe stress or distress, but also what to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do! 

“The training will enable committee members to support the local Collins Club and give them a better understanding of how to help the families they see, and confirmed their approach to listening to families, and ensuring that queries were being dealt with in the right way.

“A big thank you to Mike for taking the time to come and train our committee members.  We all learnt a lot and feel that by putting our new knowledge to effective use, we will be able to offer better support if someone is in need.”


Fantastic performance by the Melodramatics Pantomime

A wonderful time was had by everyone who attended the recent Melodramatics Pantomime performance of Rumplestiltskin – oh yes they did!

We were delighted to raise £65.20 for Dreamdrops. We are currently fund-raising for the Special Care Baby Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, so this money will be put towards this very worthy cause.

Anne-Marie, Chairman of Dreamdrops and Committee Member Christine Luckham had great fun doing the raffle, but also had the added bonus of being able to attend the pantomime. Anne-Marie said: “It was absolutely brilliant. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and were still talking about it several days later.  What a clever plot – to hide the villain of the peace (Rumplestiltskin) in full view, was fabulous. I think that we were both surprised when he turned out to be the Narrator in disguise! The quality of the acting and the beautiful singing was, as in the past, first-class, and it was a wonderful and memorable evening. Chris had not been to a Melodramatics Pantomime before, and she enjoyed every minute of it. We are both looking forward to next year’s production already!

“Thank you to everyone, once again, in the Melodramatics Pantomime Group for supporting Dreamdrops.  It is incredibly kind of you, and we greatly appreciate it.”

 


“Fishing fun for all the Family!”

Sunday 10th July 2022 saw the second fishing event this year for the Dreamdrops Children’s Charity, who are part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Charitable Trust, again hosted by The Fly-Fishing Academy and their trusty fishing instructor gurus!

Richard and Phillipa Winser were ably assisted by; John Clark, Chair of the Hertfordshire MTSFC Fishing Charity, with their Schools Liaison Officer, Ginnette Waters and Richard Frood, of Bedfordshire MTSFC fame – what a line up!

Richard said: “Could we improve on our monumental success of the combined events so far?” There was only one way to find out… and with that they headed off to Rookery Waters!

Phillipa remarked: “Rookery Waters is a commercial coarse fishery at Pidley, Cambridgeshire; there are a number of lakes in the complex and we were incredibly grateful to Alex Bates, the owner, who allowed us to have exclusive use of Jackdaw Lake. This transpired to be the perfect gladiator arena for our second Dreamdrops fishing competition, glistening, and shimmering with coarse fish.”

This time the now ‘seasoned’ Collins Club anglers were joined by coarse fishing newcomers, Leonie, and Freddie. The last time that Leonie went fishing it was for Rainbow Trout and armed with a fly rod!

However, it did not take them long to grapple the fundamental principles of coarse fishing, and soon floats darted under the water surface, fish were brought to the bank and score sheets were marked to denote numbers and types of fish caught.

A phenomenal 145 fish were caught between five anglers, which included seven different species!

After lunch came the challenge; Christine Luckham from the Dreamdrops committee and Richard Winser versus everyone else, for the fastest fish caught.

Jack was lightening quick off the mark and landed a fish soon after the count down to start, followed shortly by Richard. Amiee and Leonie were not far behind and then Christine brought a common carp to the bank, taking the grand total to an amazing 147!

Carys, Freddie’s mum said: “Thank you so much for a brilliant day. We really appreciate all the volunteers for giving our children such wonderful opportunities.”

Tina, Leonie’s mum added: “We had an amazing day, thank you to everyone who helped and organised the day, Leonie caught 50 fish in total and 7 different species!”

Helen, Aimee’s mum said: “Her face says it all.” 

Christine Luckham, Dreamdrops Committee member, said: “Another brilliant, relaxed, and fun afternoon for all involved. This time we saw some real changes in the children; they were more relaxed and trusting. The parents had the opportunity to enjoy the fishing, sun and picnic – a wonderful day!”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of the Dreamdrops said: “Our first Coarse fishing event of the year was a huge success with children from the Collins Club and their families. We had such a wonderful day that we decided to hold a second event so that more local families to be involved and spend a day learning how to fish.

“It was a brilliant, sunny day, and everyone caught a fish! A big Thank You to Richard, Phillipa and the team who made this event possible. The children had a terrific time, and all of them showed real skill in what for two of them was a totally new experience. Freddie stole the show by catching the biggest fish of the day, soon after he arrived.

“These events would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, Christine Luckham and Pauline Rawlings, who were on hand to help, and our lovely Collins Club families who came along. The smiles on everyone’s faces made it an extra special day! We cannot wait for our next adventure!”

Photos:

  1. Jack and Phillipa
  2. Freddie and Richard concentrating extremely hard!
  3. Aimee, Dad Steve, and John
  4. Christine Luckham has ‘beginners’ luck’ in her first attempt at coarse fishing
  5. First time angler Freddie and Richard
  6. Picnic lunch enjoyed by all

Outstanding performance by the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic

On Saturday 2nd July, the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic gave its last performance of this season.

Pauline Rawlings, Dreamdrops Committee Member said: “It was truly wonderful, Grieg’s Piano Concerto WOW; with a Solo Pianist, and then after the interval the Choir entertained us.

“We would like to thank the Hunts Phil, for having Dreamdrops as their ongoing Charity of choice, and for allowing us to ‘shake’ a bucket after the performance to collect coins and notes towards our charity, we raised a fantastic £74.39!

“Every collection, however, small or large is always received with thanks.”


Thank you to Clover Office Supplies

Thank you to Clover Office Supplies, based in St Neots, for being a collection point for us, for used Ink Cartridges, which we recycle with Think- Inks UK to raise money for Dreamdrops.

Do you have any inkjet cartridges you would like to donate? 

To find out more about this great initiative please visit: https://dreamdropschildrenscharity.org/events/

 


Dreamdrops has received a wonderful cheque presentation from
Cllr Karl Webb, former Mayor of Huntingdon

Former Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Karl Webb and Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops

A huge Thank You to Cllr Karl Webb, the former Mayor of Huntingdon, who presented a cheque for £2,445.02 to Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops, at the Council Annual Meeting.

Dreamdrops was Cllr Webb’s chosen charity for the 20 months during his time as Mayor of Huntingdon Town Council. Anne-Marie said: “It was a tremendous surprise to receive such a wonderful donation. Cllr Webb has been incredibly generous with his time throughout his period of office, and we have appreciated that enormously.

“We felt incredibly fortunate to have Cllr Webb’s support at the events that we were able to put on, even though they, too, had to be limited in what could be undertaken to comply with all the Covid restrictions.

“Whether it was supporting children with autism and their families at fishing events, coming to help Santa hand out Christmas gifts to children with life-limiting illnesses and their siblings on cold, December nights, or helping at presentations, he has always been there to support us, and this has helped tremendously to raise the profile of our charity locally.

“The parents of the children that we care for, could not believe that he had come specially to meet them and their children. His presence has been a real highlight for many of them who have felt so isolated over the years as they continued to struggle with all the difficulties that their children face daily.

“Once again, a huge thank you to Cllr Webb for choosing Dreamdrops as his Mayoral charity during his term of office. We all felt very honoured to be chosen, and to have had the privilege of working with him over the last twenty months.”

Cllr Karl Webb added: “During my time as Mayor of Huntingdon, I was so proud to work with my friends on the Dreamdrops committee and with the families and children that Dreamdrops have supported over many years. 

“Due to the pandemic and restrictions in force, I was not able to hold as many fundraising events as I would have liked, but where restrictions did allow, I joined the Dreamdrops supporters at physical events such as fishing days and the private meetings with Santa for children who did not want to be in a crowd. I love how Dreamdrops goes above and beyond to make the children feel comfortable and safe around so many caring people. 

“My thanks go to all at Dreamdrops for inviting me into their fold. I have always supported this charity and will continue to do so in the future, regardless of my role on the Town Council.”


Generous donation of £500 will help local children

A cheque for £500 was presented to Dreamdrops by Mr Stanton Lewis, on behalf of the staff at the Fenland Crematorium.

Staff offered families the opportunity to remember their loved ones who had died during the last year, with a memorial star on a Christmas tree at the Crematorium. The money raised was by families donating for their star.

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops said: “Being able to remember someone in this way must have meant a lot to the families concerned, and we are extremely grateful to them for kindly supporting ‘Dreamdrops’ at the same time.”

“Dreamdrops are currently working on a joint project with Hinchingbrooke Hospital to make the new paediatric Emergency Department feel more child-friendly and this wonderful donation will go towards this project. The area will have a lot of wall-art depicting seaside underwater scenes to entertain the children, as well as some comfortable chairs for parents to sit on in the treatment cubicles, and some 3D pain distraction units put into place.

“On behalf of the ‘Dreamdrops’ committee, I would be very grateful if you would pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone who raised this money to help our local sick children. Thank you.”


Dreamdrops helping to support local families

Dreamdrops were delighted to be able to help a local mum who is in need of support.

With the help of the committee, friends, and family of committee members the charity was able to donate items such as a cot, Moses’ basket, bath and baby clothes.

These wonderful donations will be a great help to mum and her new-born baby.


Local Collins Club children have a wonderful day Coarse Fishing!

Saturday 28th May 2022 saw the first fishing event this year for Dreamdrops Children’s Charity, who are part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Charitable Trust, hosted again under The Fly-Fishing Academy umbrella and by their familiar Instructors, who are almost becoming household names!

Richard and Philipa Winser were ably assisted by; John Clark, Chair of the Hertfordshire MTSFC Fishing Charity, with their Schools Liaison Officer, Ginnette Waters, and Alan Scothern, the Secretary of Abbots Ripton Angling Society. Finally, the line-up would not be complete without including Roger Adams, a seasoned all-round fishing veteran.

Richard said: “For this event we were using a new venue with the kind permission of Lord and Lady de Ramsey; Broadlands Lake, Abbotts Ripton which is operated by the Abbots Ripton Angling Society as one of their coarse fishing lakes. We are incredibly grateful for their support.

“This was a departure from fly fishing for trout, which we have previously undertaken with the Dreamdrops group, but it allowed us to introduce a light-hearted competition element, which was transparent, fair and with ABSOLUTELY no cheating whatsoever!”

Phillipa remarked: “With Richard as the arbiter, deciding the winners for each category, what could have possibly been fairer…?!”

Prizes were awarded for: the first fish caught, the most fish caught, the person who was the best at unpicking tangles (caused by an instructor) the most allusive fish, the most patient angler, and the cleverest fish (that evaded capture)!

Coarse fishing involves the use of bait and different methods, such as fishing with a float, so there were lots of new tactics to master.

The fish are carefully returned afterwards, so a great emphasis is placed on safe handling of them, the environment around them, and fish welfare.

Fishing instructor John Clark said “We were looking forward immensely to seeing six of our Dreamdrops anglers again, Aimee and I have fished together on each previous occasion. We were also excited to meet some new faces. For three participants, it was the first-time fishing with us. It was great to catch up.”

Aimee’s mum, Helen said: “Thank you for today, Aimee and Steve thoroughly enjoyed it all again, despite not catching a fish! Also thank you for the coin it is incredibly special. Thank you.”

Karen, Jack’s mum said: “This was Jack’s first-time fishing, and we had a lovely day. Jack enjoyed it, he caught two fish and it was very well organised.”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of the Dreamdrops said: “What an amazing start to the Summer with our first outdoor event of the year for the children from the Collins Club. We are extremely grateful to Lady de Ramsey and to the Abbots Ripton Angling Society for allowing the children to fish such a beautiful lake.

“The children had a wonderful time learning about coarse fishing, and they all had fun taking part in the competition, which was hotly contested. They enjoyed a picnic lunch, and the afternoon concluded with them being presented with their prizes, certificates, and rosettes. It was a most enjoyable day, and even the sun shone throughout!

“Well done to everyone who caught a fish, and a huge thank you to Richard, Phillipa and the team who made this a day to remember. Also, a big thank you, as always, to all our wonderful volunteers who helped on the day and to our lovely Collins Club families.

“We also presented a special Platinum Jubilee Commemorative coin to each child, marking The Queen’s 70 years on the throne, which made the weekend extra special!”

Photo collage comprising:

  1. Joshua Quinn with Wendy Baker, with his Platinum Jubilee Commemorative coin
  2. Jack Todd, first time fisher
  3. Aimee, dad Steve, middle: Instructor John, right: Ben and son Joshua
  4. Rose, Daisy, Wendy Baker, Shay, and Lily
  5. Elinor the dog with Daisy and Rose
  6. Shay Bell, first time fisher
  7. Aimee collecting her award
  8. Jack Todd and Wendy Baker, with his Platinum Jubilee Commemorative coin

Community Award presented to local company, idash!

Idash presentation: L-R: Mike Andrews, Vice Chairman, Dreamdrops, Wendy Baker, Dreamdrops committee member, Mick Marks, Managing Director, idash, Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman, Dreamdrops and Chris Elt, Business Development Direct, idash.

Dreamdrops were delighted to present their first Community Award to idash Ltd.

This new award recognises individuals, families and organisations who go above and beyond in either helping to raise funds for ‘Dreamdrops’ or providing exceptional support to the charity, which can go a long way to relieving the stress of a child being nursed either in hospital or in the local community, at what can often be a difficult time for the whole family.

During the second Covid lockdown last year, ‘Dreamdrops’ decided to organise, what turned into a whole community project, to provide computers and tablets to school children across Huntingdonshire who were having to be “home schooled” during the pandemic but did not have access to I.T. equipment.

Working with local partners idash Ltd and Cambs-Pat UK Ltd, along with local community support groups across the market towns in Huntingdonshire, (Huntingdonshire Community Group, Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust, the Riverport Women’s Institute in St Ives, and St. Neots Community Support), the Rotary Club of Huntingdon (Youth Group), the Rotary Club of St Marys St Neots (President’s and Youth Funds), Argos and also supported by members of the public, who generously donated their used machines, together we were able to provide laptops and tablets to all the schools that urgently needed them.

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops said: “Whilst we are incredibly grateful to everyone who pulled together to make the project such a success, one company stood out, as not only did they provide the project with engineers working on it full time for three months, but they also salvaged spare parts from redundant machines that could not be updated and re-used them to repair and upgrade other machines, thus saving the whole project thousands of pounds. In addition, they freely provided technical help and expertise, and were constantly on hand to give support when needed. 

“Their commitment to supporting local children with their schooling at such a difficult time for so many, was overwhelming, and this is what earned idash Ltd the first Dreamdrops Community Award.”

Dreamdrops community award

Mick Marks, Managing Director, idash said: “idash are very proud to receive the very first Dreamdrops Community Award. idash received the award in recognition of community service and supporting the Dreamdrops Children’s Charity.

“idash joined forces with Dreamdrops and took the 100’s of laptops and devices provided by the public and local businesses, carried out the relevant data protection actions, and refurbished the devices and made them usable again.

“This is a lovely surprise, and it is a fantastic feeling to receive the first of these awards.”


Two wonderful Easter Egg donations for local children

Dreamdrops has received two wonderful Easter egg donations for local children.

Jordan Mason, Sharon Mason, and Connor Payton, Don’t Panic Pizzas

Jordan Mason, ‘Dreamdrops’ committee member and his mum, Sharon, from Don’t Panic Pizza, donated an amazing 48 Easter eggs for children who are being cared for in the community by the Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s Specialist Community Nursing team.

Jordan said: “Dreamdrops is a phenomenal local charity with an outstanding committee, an organisation that shows strong leadership and team work to deliver on the promise of making a real difference to the children and families who they support.

“Supporting people in times of need and hardship is something all of us at Don’t Panic care about deeply, which is why they are our charity of choice this year. A few easter eggs is the least we could do to show our support. We look forward to working closer with all at ‘Dreamdrops’ moving forward.”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of ‘Dreamdrops’ said: “What a wonderful surprise for so many children to receive one of these lovely Easter eggs.  Some of the children are not able to be out and about in the community due to their poor health, and this often means they miss out on many things in life that we can take for granted. 

“To know that Jordan, his mum and everyone at Don’t Panic Pizza have thought of them will mean a huge amount to the children and their families.”

Easter Egg donation from Tesco, Sapley, Huntingdon

‘Dreamdrops’ also received a second donation of 27 Easter eggs from Tesco, Sapley, Huntingdon. Their kind donation will be passed to the children at The Collins Club.

Anne-Marie continued: “The second donation from Tesco will be passed to The Collins Club, a support group we provide to local families with autistic children.  This will be a lovely gift for them to receive and we thank everyone at Tesco for thinking of them.

“For those children who are unable to have Easter eggs, ‘Dreamdrops’ has provided some fluffy easter bunnies and toys to make them smile.”

 

 

 


£500 donation from Waitrose, St Ives

A huge thank you to Waitrose in St Ives for their wonderful donation of £500.

The donation was supported by the Waitrose Community Matters Campaign as part of their Health and Wellbeing concept.  After finding out about Dreamdrops they wanted to help support local children both in hospital and in the community.

Photo: Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops receiving the £500 donation from Joanne Mitton, Waitrose Community Champion.


Hunts Philharmonic held at Hinchingbrooke Performing
Arts Centre, Huntingdon

The Hunts Philharmonic held a second concert at the Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Huntingdon, in March and £130.75 was raised through bucket collections. 

Another spectacular event, enjoyed by all. 

Thank you to Christine Luckham, Sianade Bell and Pauline Rawlings for giving up their Saturday evening to help raise money for dreamdrops.


£82.91 raised by The Wednesday Group, St Neots

In February Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of dreamdrops gave a talk about the charity’s work to the ladies of The Wednesday Group, who meet in the Community Room at Hanover Court, Eaton Ford near St Neots.

They kindly donated a collection of £82.91 from that morning to dreamdrops, thank you ladies for your continued support.


Hunts Philharmonic Concert held at St Mary’s Church, Godmanchester

Thank you to Mike Andrews, Martin Becker and his wife Josephine, for looking after the bucket collections at the Hunts Phil Concert, held in March, at St Mary’s Church, Godmanchester.

The concert was a huge success, and the Hunts Phil gave a wonderful performance! 

The night raised £58.29 for the charity.


Epic rowing challenge raises money for local children

Some of St Neots Rowing Club taking part in their epic challenge! Credit: Trevor Rickwood

St Neots Rowing Club have raised an amazing £3,887 for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s charity, Dreamdrops!

The money was raised by members of the rowing club taking part in a 24-hour rowing challenge! This epic challenge was completed on indoor rowing machines by three teams. A team of six who rowed for 10 minutes on and 50 minutes off for 24 hours, a team of four who rowed 20 minutes on and 60 minutes off for 24 hours and a team of two who rowed 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for 24 hours.

Jacqui Round, head coach at St Neots rowing club said: “We raised money for dreamdrops, as we wanted to support a local charity who may have been hit hard during Covid and also a charity who work with local children.”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops said: “Many congratulations to everyone who took part in the Rowing Marathon. It must have been incredibly hard to keep going at times – particularly in the small hours after midnight!

“I am not surprised that you all felt extremely sore and tired afterwards, as it is a tremendous feat. I hope that you all also felt a terrific sense of achievement too, as you certainly should, after such an amazing undertaking. The money raised will be used to provide specialist sensory equipment for the Paediatrics Emergency Department at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

“We cannot thank you enough for doing this for ‘dreamdrops.’ When we saw how much you have managed to raise, we were absolutely stunned. It is truly wonderful!



Hail Weston Pre-School Donation

A huge thank you to Hail Weston Pre-School for their fantastic donation of equipment and supplies to our charity Dreamdrops.

Sadly, Hail Weston Pre-School closed their doors during the pandemic, but they wanted to make sure that local children would benefit from their amazing donation.

The wonderful selection of items donated will hugely benefit local Children’s NHS services across Huntingdonshire.  We cannot thank them enough for thinking of Dreamdrops!



HCRfm104 make Dreamdrops their charity of the month for February!

We are thrilled to announce that Anne-Marie Hamilton’s, Chairman of Dreamdrops, interview with HCR104fm will be broadcast on Friday 11th February at 7pm.

The interview will also be available via the internet, by visiting: www.hcrfm.co.uk and pressing the Listen Live button.  After the broadcast, the programme can be heard by going to the website’s “Listen Again” facility and scrolling through to 11th Feb at 7pm.

This is wonderful news for the charity!  You can also read all about the charity on their website here: https://www.hcrfm.co.uk/charity-of-the-month/hcrs-february-charity-of-the-month-is-dreamdrops/


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