Fundraising News

The grand total so far – and a big thank you!

As the New Year is traditionally a time for reflecting upon past successes and adventures, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you the total raised for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation since we began in 2012.

It is with massive thanks to the support of our generous suppliers, fundraisers, volunteers, and sponsors that we have raised an incredible £20,000 in just two years; that’s a fantastic amount towards our aim of helping as many couples as possible.

Thank you. Thank you to those of you who have abseiled and taken part in Zumba-thons; for those who have held events, fairs, dinner parties and galas in our honour; for those who have sung our praises, danced the night away, taken part in sporting events, and shared the details of our charity across the country. Thank you.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Johnsons the Cleaners, who have been accepting bridal outfits, shoes, and accessories on our behalf. We know that it’s difficult to part with such precious items, but your generosity really can change lives.

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While we’re in the business of saying thank you, we’d like to extend our gratitude to I Love Iced Magic Cakes for raising a fabulous £120 for us, and to Crediton Pet Shop for collecting £15.48 in their charity tin; there really is no donation too big or small.


And the finalists are…

While there is still time to nominate and vote for your favourite wedding suppliers from the Bristol and Somerset area, some of the evening’s finalists have just been announced; those in the running for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s Annual Awards, which will be presented during the glitzy awards ceremony on the 28th February.

These awards are presented by Naomi and her team to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the charity and its mission during the year; those who have helped to make The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation truly inspirational.

And so, without further ado, here are those fantastic finalists.

Fundraiser of the Year:

Laura Hutchings
David Stallworthy
Zoe Bromiley

Going the Extra Mile Award:

Linda Tricker
Louise Baker
David Stallworthy
Clare Luke
Alison and Justin Golby

Volunteer of the Year:

Donna Pollard
Claire Stepney
Laura Hutchings
Charlotte Cowie
Ruth Hawes
Mary Gill
Jo Robbins

Supplier of the Year:

Essentials Events Hire
The Executive Guild of Toastmasters and Town Criers
Maggie Sottero
TLC Creations
Bespoke Confetti
Donna’s Bespoke Handmade Gifts

Corporate Supporter Award:

Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Vanilla Catering
TwoBirds Bridesmaids
Carly Press

Good luck everybody – whatever happens, you’re in for an amazing and inspirational night.

As if that wasn’t enough to build the excitement of the evening, we also have some sneak-peeks of last year’s awards ceremony. The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation sure knows how to party!

Awards 2


The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards

Did you get married between the 16th December 2012, and the 16th December 2013? If so, you are eligible to nominate and vote for your wedding’s suppliers in this year’s Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards. Whether you were a fan of your flowers, fanatical about your photographer, delighted with your dress or impressed by your caterers, the awards are open to any wedding service or supplier from the Bristol and Somerset area.

Nominations for the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards close on the 7th February, while voting will be closing on the 14th February – be sure to vote for your favourite wedding supplier before time runs out!

Suppliers will be judged on the overall standard of the service they provided, the quality of their product, value for money, and their commitment to the weddings they have been a part of. Voters also have the opportunity to pass anonymous comments to each supplier, providing feedback on the service/s they offer; this is a fantastic chance for suppliers to find out what they’re doing right.

The night itself

Judged by Wedding Wishing Well Foundation founder Naomi Thomas, the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards promises to be an unforgettable occasion. Taking place on the 28th February at Wick Farm near Bath, the ceremony will toast the very cream of the local wedding industry.

Tickets to the event cost just £45, which includes a fabulous evening of entertainment, a three course dinner, and of course, a fantastic awards ceremony – be sure to buy yours soon as tickets are very limited.


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The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards; Get your tickets now!

With the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards fast approaching, tickets have now gone on sale and can be purchased here

For just £45, you will secure your seat at this fantastic new awards ceremony and enjoy what promises to be a spectacular evening for local wedding suppliers, as well as the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. Ticket prices include a tasty three course meal and a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Come and join the fun! Buy your tickets today.

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New Year Fundraising Round Up

While we are busy totting up our fundraising totals for 2013, we thought we’d share some of the efforts that have been undertaken this year already – less than two weeks into the New Year, and already you have been hard at the fundraising! We can’t thank you enough.

The Guild of Professional Wedding Services
held a wedding fair on Sunday 5th January, with all proceeds being donated to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. The event raised a fabulous £155.60, and lots of newly engaged couples were able to network with some fantastic local suppliers – we’d call that a brilliant result!

I Love Iced Magic Cakes
, meanwhile, has raised a cool £120. We were lucky enough to meet this lovely lady at the Guild’s wedding fair, and would like to say a massive thank you for all of your hard work.

An honourable mention should go to Lee Bishop, who raised £200 at his Christmas Dinner by asking guests to donate £10 to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation rather than buy each other gifts – what an amazing idea.


As always, keep your fundraising news coming in. We love to hear what you’re up to, and really appreciate your efforts. Let’s see if we can make 2014 even more successful than 2013.

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Don’t forget the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards

There are just over seven weeks to go until the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards, leaving you plenty of time to nominate and vote for your favourite local wedding service or supplier. Nominations close on February 7th 2014, while voting will finish the following week on Valentine’s Day: please be sure to register your votes by this date to give your chosen supplier a chance of being crowned at our fabulous awards ceremony on February 28th 2014.

We need your help!

Fancy yourself as a creative type? We are currently deep in thought regarding a theme for our first fantastic local wedding awards – can you help?! Please visit our Facebook page with any suggestions you may have, or post them in the comments section below.

We are also looking for raffle prizes to give away at this fantastic event. If you have an item or experience that you’d like to donate, please get in touch with us:

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Walk 4 Wife: Week One

With week two for the Walk 4 Wife well underway, please ensure that your team’s individual step counts have been submitted to for week one – don’t forget that prizes will be allocated to the highest individual step count, as well as a team prize for the group that has walked the furthest.

Good luck to those of you who are participating. We hope you’re being encouraged to walk that little bit further each day!