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Charity Partnership makes dreams come true

23 November 2010

Charles Church’s 300th dream for charity partner, Dreams Come True, has now been realised.

17 year old Emma Jones who was diagnosed with a bone tumour, Ewing’s Sarcoma, in her pelvis and lungs dreamed of converting a small outhouse at her home into a room of her own where she could spend time with her friends and forget about her illness and the gruelling treatments which she has to endure.

Dreams Come True were told about Emma’s dream by a family friend and Charles Church stepped in to make Emma’s dream come true. She is now enjoying her specially designed personal space, which provides a living area that she can socialise in with her friends as well as a private space she can retreat to for time on her own.

Emma’s mum Tracey has been overwhelmed by the input Emma has been able to have in the building’s new features, with Charles Church Yorkshire’s Managing Director Wayne Gradwell taking notes of her requirements when he first visited the family to determine what making Emma’s dream come true would entail.

Tracey says: “We are so grateful and so thankful to both the charity and Charles Church for helping to make Emma’s dream a reality. We call Emma’s outhouse the bottom room and often spend time in there as a family with Emma when she hasn’t got her friends round. It has also given Emma the space she has needed when she has just wanted to get away from everything, and relax by watching a dvd.”

During the eight year period Dreams Come True and Charles Church have worked together with employees the luxury homebuilder has raised in excess of £600,000 for the organisation undertaking a number of fundraising challenges to help reach this milestone figure and boost the charity’s much needed funds. These include parachute jumps, participation in the Dreams Come True Dream Mile, involvement with endurance expeditions and auctions, as well as numerous office and site based initiatives.

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