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Wolverhampton delivers on its promise to fulfil dreams

24 February, 2017
Daniel Smith from Promise Dreams, Heidi-Lee, Rachel Jones, Promise Dreams Mascot Poppet and Connor Palmer
Daniel Smith from Promise Dreams, Heidi-Lee, Rachel Jones, Promise Dreams Mascot Poppet and Connor Palmer

Wolverhampton Specsavers has delivered on their pledge to local children’s charity, Promise Dreams, raising £1,180.

Store pledge to charity 

The team had pledged to raise £1,000 for the charity throughout 2016, with all proceeds being donated to local youngster Heidi-Lee Booth (6), who is suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Heidi-Lee relies on a wheelchair, as the rare neuromuscular disorder means her muscles are constantly weakening over time, making it exhausting for her to walk for more than a few minutes at a time. Her family approached the charity with the dream to raise enough funds to purchase a specialist piece of equipment that would allow Heidi-Lee to gain some independence.

A word from the store director 

‘The funds we’ve raised are going towards purchasing a Tomcat Trike - a tricycle designed to suit the special needs of Heidi-Lee,’ explained store director Hardip Bahia. ‘It’s exhausting for her to wheel a heavy chair around her school, but this new tricycle will mean she can move around with ease.

‘We’re so pleased that we reached our target and are honoured to hand over the cheque to the Booth family. A big thank you goes to our generous customers and the local community for supporting our fundraising efforts.’

Promise Dreams 

Launched in 2001, Promise Dreams is dedicated to providing support for terminally ill children and their families by turning dreams into reality. The charity helps to grant the wishes of terminally ill children, ranging from providing specialist equipment through to meeting their favourite celebrity.

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