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Golf Classic 2017 – 8th September

Dream-A-Way Golf Classic 2017 We invite you to join us at our 22nd Annual Golf Classic on The Oaks Championship Course at the superb Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club in glorious Devon on Friday 8th September 2017. This will be …


Exeter Police & Hospital Players donate £2,500

Following the success of the Exeter Police & Hospital Players 30th Anniversary Panto - Alice in Wonderland - in January, our Jeff was delighted to accept their £2,500 donation cheque for Dream-A-Way. The show was a was a great success …

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Bucket Collection at Sainsbury’s Pinhoe – can you help?

Friday 5th May. Saturday 6th May. Sunday 7th May  10am - 4pm Volunteers required to smile and shake a bucket on all three days. Please consider donating an hour of your time and let me know your preferred date and …

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LV= helps to provide another cracking Easter for our guests!

Over the last 7 years the staff at LV= in Exeter have collected Easter Eggs to support the work of Dream-A-Way. Jeff said : “This is an amazing effort and this year’s collection has taken LV’s Easter Egg total over …

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Express & Echo Corporate Charity Golf Day

Join us for the Express & Echo Corporate Charity Golf Day at the stunning Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club on Friday June 9th 2017    


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The Co-op Local Community Fund – update

Huge thanks to the customers and staff of the Exeter Co-op stores in Sidwell Street, Fore Street, Pennsylvania Road and Queen Street. Thanks to their brilliant support we now have an amazing £2,637.11 to spend on replacement sets of patio …

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Waitrose Sidmouth Customers & Staff coin it for Dream-A-Way!

Huge thanks to the customers and staff of Waitrose Sidmouth! Photo: Maxy Maxwell Mike Rock, Chairman of our Sidmouth Friends of Dream-A-Way was delighted to receive a cheque for £285 resulting from a month of collecting green coins via the Waitrose …


Can you lend a hand?

Can you lend a hand? We are always looking for volunteers to help us with events or support us through sponsorship Opportunities coming up include: May 6th – Exeter City V Carlisle bucket collection September 8th – Annual Gold Classic …


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE DREAM TEAM

The Trustees, committee and everyone at Dream-A-Way take great pleasure in giving you a heartfelt THANK YOU for your very generous support 2016 has been another very successful year and has marked many milestones. We were formed in 1993 and 6 …


DREAM-A-WAY’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY GOLF CLASSIC RAISES OVER £18,000

DREAM-A-WAY’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY GOLF CLASSIC RAISES OVER £18,000   Dream-A-Way were absolutely delighted to celebrate their 21st annual golf day at wonderful Woodbury Park recently on a day which proved record breaking in many ways. They are hugely grateful for the massive generosity of …


Wiggo Signed Shirt to be auctioned for Dream-A-Way

During the tour of Britain, Sidmouth was host to the start of the stage that ended up at Haytor.   The Marine’s Landlord, Phil Borrett, is an ex-professional cyclist and friend of Bradley, Mark Cavendish, and Team Wiggins. So when …


Milestone for Dream-A-Way with 10,000 Caravan Guest!

We are delighted to announce a major milestone for Exeter’s best loved Charity. The lovely Dunn family who have just returned from a wonderful holiday recently at beautiful Devon Cliffs. This was even more special as they became our 10,000th …


Dream-A-Way Celebrates Partnership with Sainburys

Sainsbury’s Pinhoe Road names Dream-A-Way as their new Local Charity of the Year Following an online and in-store customer vote, Sainsbury’s Pinhoe Road has announced that Dream-A-Way will be the store’s new Local Charity of the Year for 2016 – …


Wałęsa Family Writes a Huge Letter of Thanks to Dream-A-Way

Without Your Help we could not do the work we do – Jeff Merrett MBE   Dream-A-Way helps many families  and we have many thanks from our clients for the grants we provide. But this letter really touched our hearts …


8 Men, 6 Oars, 1 Boat and their own Ale – Raising Money For Dream-A-Way

Dream-A-Way have been truly honoured by 8 gentlemen who have chosen us as their chosen charity to raise funds by rowing in a boat from England to Belgium!! Rowing from the port of Ramsgate and landing in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. They are …


New Caravan Unveiled at Sandy Bay

  DREAM-A-WAY LAUNCH THEIR BRAND NEW CARAVAN AT SANDY BAY   Local charity, Dream-A-Way proudly revealed their latest beautiful holiday home at Devon Cliffs, Sandy Bay.   Our brand new fully accessible holiday home, an Atlas Harvest, was officially opened …


Vote Dream-A-Way at Sainsburys

We need your vote to become Charity Of The Year for Sainsburys at Pinhoe and Dawlish Voting starts on Monday 13th June and you can vote in store or online Click here to visit the Sainsburys website and select either …


Stephen Morris is Walking the streets for Dream-A-Way

UPDATE HERE STEPHEN MORRIS – DREAM-A-WAY 2016 BECAUSE I CAN CHALLENGE – WALKING THE STREETS My first contact with Dream A Way was back in 2009 when it was the Lord Mayor of Exeter’s Charity of the Year. I was …


Magical Mystery Tour for 2016 Because I can Challenge

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THE 2016 BECAUSE I CAN CHALLENGE Forty excited guests recently departed from Exeter on Dream-A-Way’s third magical mystery tour aboard our Dartline coach Following an interesting and scenic South Devon coastal route our group …


Pop-Up Chef.. Again a Success

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens recently proudly hosted the top pop up chef, Rob Dawe who produced a stunning 6 course Spring tasting Menu for 45 guests Thanks to the generosity of Valerie Lister  and Rob almost £500 was raised for …