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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.


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, 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



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.


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.”

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!


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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Naomi’s cycle challenge; an update

We thought you may like a little update from the Alcoa in Motion Family Bike Ride, which took place on Sunday 25th May. Starting at the Alcoa Howmet building in Kestrel Way, Naomi and her fellow riders took on a series of cycle paths towards Exmouth Seafront, where a picnic and games were laid on.


Naomi says, “I hadn’t ridden a bike for so long, which itself provided a massive challenge! I also had to take into account the physical toll that this challenge would have. Up until now I have predominately challenged myself mentally – this was whole experience! My cancer is located in my spine and pelvis, which puts a massive strain on my back, so I knew that the ride wasn’t going to be easy at all. Our route of 11 miles turned out to be nearer 14.5 miles, plus I was pulling Devon in a trailer behind me. The day ended up being a much bigger challenge than first expected, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of those who rode alongside me. I am so proud of what we achieved.”

And so you should be, Naomi! Naomi raised a fantastic £593 in sponsorship money, and was presented with a grant for $2,500 by Alcoa in Motion – a massive boost to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

A gallery of photos can be found here. Of course, it’s still not too late to show your support for Naomi and her cycling companions. If you can spare any money, no matter how small or large the donation, please click here.

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Making music for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

We love to hear about the events that are being held in aid of the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, and are excited to be able to tell you about an upcoming concert that will be raising much-needed funds for us.

On Saturday 21st June at Southernhay Church, Exeter, an orchestra comprising local children will be performing for your pleasure – we can’t wait! Tickets are just £3.50 per adult and £2 for children. The concert will start at 6.45pm, so don’t be late! If you are keen to come along, or would like to buy a raffle ticket or donate a prize then please get in touch.

Please come along and support some young, wonderfully talented musicians. It promises to be a fantastic evening.

For more information please contact our wonderful volunteer, Laura, on

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Alcoans in Motion Family Bike Ride


There is still time to enter the Alcoans in Motion Family Bike Ride, which will be taking place on Sunday 25th May. All money raised will be donated to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation – getting on your bike will never have felt so good!

The bike ride will leave from Alcoa Howmet, Kestrel Way at 10am, and Darts Farm, Topsham at 11am, following the cycle path to the beautiful Exmouth Sea Front, where there will be games for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your picnic, it’s going to be a great occasion!

Please contact Naomi and her team on for more information. This is a free event, and includes a free t-shirt for all participants.