Which? Partnership with Dreams Come True We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Which? Trusted Traders where their endorsed traders will help us deliver dreams to children and young people across disadvantaged communities across the UK. The partnership came about through an introduction to Which? from Shaun McKay at Splash of Colour decorators who have helped us on many dream delivery projects, particularly in Scotland and they have been Which Trusted Traders winners previously. Who are Which? Which? Trusted Traders is the UK’s largest professional network of traders with many thousands of members, all who must pass stringent criteria to be able to display their membership status. How will the partnership benefit Dreams Come True? This partnership will give us the reassurance that we are only working with reputable and trustworthy traders within the Which? Trusted Traders network. It will also give us access to one of the most comprehensive databases of traders from all types of professions, so that we can match the specific skills and experience of traders, to the exact requirements of the dream. Many of our dreams involve work and contributions from the trades, this applies to bedroom and garden makeovers where there are many types of input required. It could be anything from painting and decorating, designing bespoke wall art to joinery and many other potential requirements. For the businesses able to support, they will be helping to make dreams a reality for many children and young adults with serious illnesses and life-limiting conditions. This is a unique opportunity for traders across the UK to give something back to children within communities that need it the very most. Clare Messenger, Head of Service Delivery at Dreams Come True commented, “We are looking forward to working in partnership with Which? Trusted Traders and seeing the wonderful transformations that will make a real difference to our families. This partnership will help to transform bedrooms and gardens all over the UK for children who need our help the most. Having the expertise of Which? Trusted Traders will ensure our families receive the best makeovers possible. A bedroom designed especially for them, or a safe space to play in the garden, can be life changing for a child with a disability. For some it’s a relaxing sensory environment, and others might love a swing or slide to call their own. Together we can make their dreams come true.” Raj Kakar-Clayton, Head of Which? Trusted Traders, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Dreams Come True Charity. This is a unique relationship and we are thrilled to be able to play our part in helping seriously ill children have their dream come true. All our traders - any of whom could potentially take part in this - are of the best quality, as we aim to help to drive up standards and set new service benchmarks for UK consumers.” The partnership is set to launch from mid-March 2022, when Dreams Come True will start initiating contact with selected traders based on their location and the type of services they require. A big thank you to Shaun and his team for facilitating this new partnership.