Thanks to staff at the Cash Converters store in Bedford, who really got behind the company’s fundraising initiatives, Matthew, aged two from Bedfordshire, was able to fulfil his dream of visiting Lapland just before Christmas.
Cash Converters, the UK’s number one retailer of pre-owned goods and financial services provider, has been putting some of the £250,000 it has raised for national children’s charity Dreams Come True to good use in Bedfordshire.
Matthew has a very rare neurological condition called Spino-cerebella Atxia type 7. When Matthew is feeling well he is a bright and sparky little boy and takes great interest in all that goes on around him, however, sadly his condition is deteriorating. With last year proving to be a difficult time for Matthew and his family after he was admitted to hospital on several occasions, the trip away came at an ideal time.
Matthew’s Mum Emma said: “”We want to thank Dreams Come True from the bottom of our hearts for granting our 2 ½ year old son his wish to go to Lapland. Matthew managed to experience everything the magical place had to offer, from riding with the adorable huskies to meeting Santa and the elves. We saw smiles which we haven’t seen in months and will last us for a life time. You have helped provide us with some truly amazing memories from which will undoubtedly be our last Christmas together. We are eternally grateful for your kindness.”
Cash Converters has pulled out all the stops to raise much needed funds for Dreams Come True, raising over £250,000 to date to help fulfil the dreams of terminally and seriously ill children.
Chief Executive at Cash Converters, David Patrick, said: “Cash Converters’ staff and franchise owners have really enjoyed coming together to help fulfil the dreams of children like Matthew. We are pleased to be able to help such a meaningful charity and will continue to organise fundraising events to make a difference to Dreams Come True and the children they support.”
Peter Newman, chief executive of Dreams Come True, said: “The support we get from Cash Converters really does contribute greatly to help make children’s dreams come true. We really appreciate the time and effort put into fundraising events and continue to look forward to working with Cash Converters in the future.”