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More fundraising news!

It’s that time again – we have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve been shown recently, and would like to share some fantastic achievements and upcoming events with you.

Upcoming fundraisers

Calling all quiz-fans; Walkabout in Exeter will be hosting a brilliant general knowledge quiz night next Friday, 25th July. Organised and hosted by the lovely Emma, the evening promises to be full of fun and trivia, with a percentage of money being donated to the Foundation. Pop in and try your luck, or have fun guessing!

We would like to say a massive thank you to the stunning Jo Cooke of Curves and Couture Bridal, who will be shaving her hair off in aid of The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. You can read Jo’s story here, and we really hope you’ll join us in supporting her as she makes this sacrifice – you can also donate via the website.

Thank you to…

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jemma Harrison for hosting a fantastic fundraiser for us recently. Her Tropic Pamper Event raised £378 for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, as well as offering a host of lovely ladies some truly relaxing treatments, and gorgeous products to buy – we can’t wait until the next one!

A massive thank you should also go out to our very own Laura Hutchings; her Music Holiday School orchestra performed a concert on 21st June and raised £228.80 for us – thank you to all involved, it was a brilliant evening.

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Our lovely Laura

Thank you, My Summer Wish! Organised by London events agency Little red Napkin and lifestyle blogger Daniela Bonetto, this fabulous event was held in aid of the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. While we have yet to tot up the amount raised, we are so excited to have been a part of it and will keep you all posted.

A special mention should go to the lovely Keri Anne, who recently ran the Race for Life with Naomi’s name on her back; we love to see the different things that people have been doing to get behind Cancer Research and the similar organisations joining in the fight against cancer; together, we can beat it.

If you’ve been inspired to raise a pound (or two) for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, please contact us on info@weddingwishingwell.org.uk – we love to hear about your fundraisers, and are thrilled that so many of you are interested in helping our special couples.

DON’T FORGET…

You can help The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation simply by attending a wedding this summer – it’s that easy! Whether you’re the bride or groom, a member of the bridal party, or a supplier, don’t forget to take a wedding selfie this summer, sending it to us via the hashtag #wedwishselfie. You can then make a donation straight to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation by texting ‘WISH09 £2’ to 70070.

A gallery of selfies can be found here.

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2014 Johnsons Campaign Launch: Giving has never felt so good!

Last year’s Wedding Amnesty, which was launched in association with Johnsons the Cleaners, was a resounding success – to say the least! Originally expected to run throughout the month of June the amnesty has now been going for a year and has, to date, received approximately 600 gowns – not to mention veils, accessories, shoes, bridesmaids dresses, suits, and mother of the bride outfits. We have been absolutely blown away by the generosity of the general public, and cannot thank Johnsons enough for engineering and supporting our campaign so readily.

With last year’s success in mind, it is with great pleasure that we can announce the official launch of the Wedding Outfit Amnesty’s second year, again run with the support of Johnsons – here’s to another amazing year of donations, each one ensuring that we can continue to help couples affected by a terminal or life-limiting illness to experience the wedding day of their dreams.

FAQs

I have a wedding dress I’d like to donate – what should I do?

The Wedding Outfit Amnesty is being launched across the UK in association with Johnsons the Cleaners – simply take your wedding dress to your nearest branch and they will ensure it reaches us safely. They’ll even dry clean your items for you, meaning that there is no need for you to fork out for this yourself.

I don’t live in the South West – can I still donate my dress?

As the Amnesty is being run across the UK it doesn’t matter where you live – whether you’re up in Scotland or across on the Isle of Wight, your dress is of equal important to us. Johnsons currently have over 320 branches across the country; please use their branch locator to find your nearest shop.

Our furthest donation is currently on its way to us – all the way from America! You can read Kimberly’s story here.

What will happen to my wedding dress once it has been donated?

Once it has been cleaned and passed on to us your wedding gown will become a part of something very special, either by being donated and used by one of our brides directly, or by being sold in our very own Bridal Boutique. Every penny raised by La Boutique goes towards funding our couples’ weddings; your donation will make a difference to so many people.

In addition to its very special Bridal Boutique in Exeter, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation has also launched its own auction site, which will sell a plethora of wedding items, from dresses and veils, to shoes and other accessories. Please visit the auction site for more information – keep an eye out for your donated items. Who knows how much they’ll raise?

My bridesmaids would like to donate their dresses too – do you only accept wedding gowns?

Not at all! While wedding dresses have always been at the fore of the Wedding Outfit Amnesty, we are equally thrilled to accept veils and shoes, bridesmaids’ dresses, suits, accessories, mother of the bride outfits, and more – in fact, anything you’d like to pass on!

For more information please email info@weddingwishingwell.org, or visit The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation and Johnsons the Cleaners. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Tropic Pamper Evening Update

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The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is delighted to have been chosen as the designated charity for this fabulous event, which is being held on Sunday 29th June 2014 between 11am 2pm at 55 Rosebarn Lane, Exeter.

Designed to pamper guests in every way possible the event will feature mini facials, mini makeovers, hand treatments, raffles, giveaways, gifts, and discounts, eyebrow and lash demonstrations. This is a fantastic opportunity to be well and truly spoiled while trying out (and perhaps buying) some fantastic organic and cruelty-free products.

The first fifteen visitors to the event will receive a free Tropic Goody Bag, as will anyone who places an order on the day, while a free welcome drink and cupcake awaits all guests – you won’t want to miss out!

There will be a small entry fee of £3 for the event, which will include entry to the raffle. All proceeds are to be donated to deserving local charity The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. The event will also feature an auction and sealed bid competition, providing the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Additional raffle tickets will be priced at just £2 per strip.

Please see the event’s Facebook Page for more information, including address details.

Raffle Donations

Organiser Jemma Harrison is currently in search of some fantastic raffle donations. If you have the perfect prize, or would be able to donate a cake or sweet treat for sale on the day, please contact Jemma on 07747848140.

There will also be the opportunity to donate your wedding dress, accessories, bridesmaid outfits or other wedding-related items on the day. Simply bring your items along.

About Tropic Skincare.

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Supporting The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation; My Summer Wish

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is thrilled to be supported by fabulous shopping event, My Summer Wish, which will be taking place on 28th June in Chelsea, London.

Lifestyle blogger Daniela Bonetto was inspired to organise My Summer Wish following her own wedding, and her wish to donate her dress to help those in need. A quick internet search put her in touch with Naomi and the rest, as they say, is history.

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My Summer Wish is a chic and charitable Pop- Up shopping event featuring fabulous luxury brands in the heart of Chelsea.

This new charitable initiative, founded by London based events agency, Little Red Napkin, and lifestyle blogger Daniela from The Ink Edition, in collaboration with The Wishing Well Foundation is organising a morning of shopping and get-together for like-minded ladies & gents wanting to prepare themselves for the summer months.

Housed at Beaufort House on the trendy Kings Road, it will see luxury suppliers creating a fabulous marketplace where true bargains are to be had. Each supplier will showcase and sell their merchandise at cost price in order to donate the profits to the charity.”

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You can find out more about My Summer Wish here, including a list of confirmed and proposed suppliers. All funds raised will be donated to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

We can’t wait to see you there.

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Upcoming Wedding Fairs

If you’re getting married and are still searching for a fabulous florist, fantastic photographer, or that dream wedding dress, then a wedding fair is the ideal place to find a whole host of great suppliers and inspiration for your big day.

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is delighted to be supported by many of these fairs, including the Griffens Carnival Club Wedding Fair, which is being held at Blake Hall, Bridgwater, on 21st September 2014. Admission is just £1, with proceeds being donated to the Foundation. We so grateful for the donations we receive from wedding fairs, and would struggle without their support, donations, and the awareness that they raise. Thank you!

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Details of future wedding fairs, as well as fundraising events, can be found here. Make sure you check regularly, as we are constantly adding new events.

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The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards; an update!

It’s official, we have a date and venue for your diaries!

The 2015 Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards will be held on February 27th 2015 at The Bristol Hotel, an absolutely fantastic venue for our ceremony. Ticket prices, as well as the date they will be on sale, will be revealed shortly. Don’t delay, as there will be an Early Bird special for those who buy their tickets first.

Could you become a corporate sponsor?

Meanwhile, we are looking for corporate sponsors to support the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards. Could that be you? We are delighted to once again have the backing of Wedding Monkey for the 2015 awards, but we’d love to be able to raise even more for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation at next year’s event. If you feel you’d be able to offer a joint partnership as sponsor, please contact nfo@bristolandsomersetweddingawards.co.uk.

Be in the know

To keep up to date with the latest Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards news, please visit the dedicated website, or the Facebook page. There are constant updates regarding the suppliers who have entered the awards; will you see your name among them?

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A little teaser for you…

If you happened to be in Exeter last weekend, you may well have witnessed a rather exciting sight – that of some rather stunning ladies modelling each and every bridal gown that has been donated to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. Donations have come in thick and fast, both via our Johnsons campaign, and from the very generous brides who have supported us directly; we really can’t thank everyone enough. Each dress is either passed on to one of our brides, or sold in La Boutique to enable us to fund more weddings – the support shown by Johnsons and the general public has been immense, so thank you.

While we’d love to tell you all about the photo shoot, not to mention the exciting campaigns that are behind it, we really can’t say anything…not yet, anyway! You’ll have to be patient for just a little while longer, and keep your eyes peeled for further announcements regarding this exciting project.

In the mean time, though, here is a little taste of what’s to come…You won’t be disappointed, we promise.

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A HUGE ‘thank you’ to Tasha Newland of Ikon Works Photography, to Pumpkin and Pye for their stunning floral arrangements, and to Photography Floor & Backdrops for their gorgeous backgrounds. We’d also like to thank Tracy Pallari, and Heather Manning of Beautiful Daze Hair and Makeup for their fantastic work at the weekend.