Dreams Come True

Bella Italia Basildon cheque presentation

On Wednesday evening our corporate team, Jo and Lauren, made their way around the M25 and through the Dartford tunnel to Basildon to meet the team at Bella Italia. Bella Italia are our new corporate partner raising money to make dreams come true over the next two years. This year alone Bella Italia are opening 25 new restaurants across the UK. For each restaurant they will hold a dry run and all the money raised on the night will go to Dreams Come True.

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Bella Italia Basildon raised a whopping £5,383.43 from their dry run, more than double the amount they were expecting. To celebrate, Jo and Lauren were invited along for a cheque presentation.

Bella Italia recognise the amazing work of Dreams Come True and will also be inviting along a dream family to all there celebrations over the next couple of years.

Jo and Lauren met with a dream family ahead of the cheque presentation. Lauren has a rare condition called EDS which means she is in pain nearly all of the time. In 2015 Lauren’s dream was fulfilled when she met Katherine Jenkins and got to see her perform live.

The experience of meeting her idol meant Lauren was even more determined than ever to take her musical grade exams. She has very recently passed her Grade 5 singing exam with merit. Well done Lauren!

Lauren came along with her wonderful Grandparents, Linda and Roger. Everyone had a fantastic evening sharing stories, eating lovely pasta and delicious gelato. We are very grateful to Lauren, her family and Bella Italia for such a wonderful evening.

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Hannah Attenburrow
Date: 12/05/2016
Author: Hannah Attenburrow
Source: Dreams Come true




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