Welcome to our website for our Hopes & Wishes Charity Events. I wanted to take a moment of your time to just share with you why Sally and I are passionate about our charitable work, why we got involved in what are some great causes, and why we need your support to raise even more funds to make many more dreams come true for some very special children and young carers.
We have been fundraising, with you, since 2013, and over the years we have had support from so many people. Thus far, and with your amazing support and help, we are so proud to share that together we have raised now north of £50,000 for children’s charities. Thank you to everyone that has attended our events and who have helped us along the way. Here’s to the next £50,000!
Why would we give our time, energy & effort to raise money?
In life you can sometimes get lucky and find yourself in a position where you can choose your lifestyle. You can work hard and reap the rewards and you can also fall on hard times and face many challenges as a result. What you cannot predict, with any certainty, is the hand that you are dealt with regards to your health and wellbeing.
Sally and I found ourselves in the position some years ago to have our health and to have managed to create a lifestyle that worked for us and to put us in a position where we wanted to give something back. As a result, we made the decision to spend time helping others less fortunate than ourselves and with the help of family, friends, and all of you, we launched the Hopes & Wishes Charitable Events environment, with the intent to raise as much monies for great causes as we could.
Our chosen Charity - The Genie's Wish
Our children are everything to us and we are grateful that they are well and growing. Some children are dealt a hand which means their time with us is short and this is where Sally and I wanted to target our time to ‘give something back’.
We chose The Genie's Wish as our chosen charity for several reasons:
- It’s a UK charity that focuses on UK children and UK young carers
- The work they do to make individual dreams a reality, for amazing people, who maybe are not with us for much longer, is life changing
- The Charity is led by two amazing people who we have known for more than ten years now
- We know that many of you who have supported our journey thus far also believe in the Charitable cause we champion, and therefore continuing to support a Charity in this space was key to us and with respect to you all
So what can you do?
Keep supporting us through continuing to attend our amazing events and in parallel have a great time in supporting this amazing charity.
All details for the event are on the Hopes & Wishes website and on our Facebook page, and if you want to get further involved and do your own fundraising for this awesome cause we can introduce you to the charity.
We so look forward to welcoming you back to our journey together. Covid has impacted so many people, in so many differing ways and we do hope, like us, that you want to get back to having some fun and raising some money for a great cause in parallel.
Andrew and Sally Powell