Fundraising News

Your wedding can make a difference

Choose a Wedding Wishing Well Foundation Gift List and make all the difference to a special couple today.

If you are getting married this year and have yet to register for a gift list, or have everything that you need to begin your married life together, please consider dedicating your special day to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

Celebrate your love by donating to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s gift list is the perfect way to remember loved ones who cannot be at your special day, as well as honouring the commitment that you are making to one another. Help a couple affected by a terminal or life-limiting illness to experience their own special day, and share a slice of your happiness.

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s gift list is available with a choice of five poems that you can send out to guests (or you could try writing your own!), as well as a website link that makes donating quick and easy.

A little inspiration

Meet Davina and Justin, the first couple to sign up for a WWWF gift list. Their friends and family raised a phenomenal amount for the Foundation last year; why not see if you can match their total at your own special day?

Please click here to apply for a Wedding Wishing Well Foundation gift list; your wedding can make all the difference.

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Fundraising News

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation Gift List

Introducing Davina and Justin, the very first couple to sign up to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s Gift List. The couple got married on Saturday, 5th October 2013 and, to date, have raised £1,155 for TWWWF – an incredible amount that will enable the charity to help even more couples to have the wedding day of their dreams.


Of their family and friends’ fantastic effort, Davina says, “I could not be prouder of my amazing family, friends and work colleagues who have helped us to raise this incredible amount for such a fantastic cause…THANK YOU SO MUCH.”

If you are due to get married soon, and have been searching for unique Gift List ideas, consider following in Davina and Justin’s footsteps. The donations given by your friends and family can help other brides and grooms to experience a wedding day every bit as special, and memorable, as your own.


So how does the Wedding Wishing Well Gift List work? These days, more couples than ever are living together and building their homes prior to marriage – rather than struggling to name items that you need (or risking receiving yet another toaster…), why not ask your friends and family to instead make a donation to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation on your behalf? Every penny of their donations will go towards helping couples affected by terminal and life-limiting illness to tie the knot.

Naomi Thomas, founder of the charity, says, ‘Whatever the reason, incorporating charitable giving into your wedding lets couples share what’s important to them when time is really of the essence’.


Remember: Your day can make a difference.

Sign up for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s Gift List for your special day, and help couples affected by terminal and life limiting illness to enjoy the wedding they deserve.

Already married? The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is also grateful for any wedding-related items that you may be able to donate. Please take bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, shoes, jewellery and accessories, and groomsmen’s’ outfits to your nearest Johnson’s Cleaners and become part of the Wedding Outfit Amnesty.

Events, Fundraising News

The Wedding Show 12th – 13th October, Westpoint Arena, Exeter


Billed as the South West’s premier bridal experience the Westpoint Wedding Show will be taking place this weekend (12th-13th October), with over 150 fantastic stands offering inspiration, discounts, and samples to couples planning their nuptials.


This most prestigious of wedding shows features helpful demonstrations and daily catwalk shows, showcasing lines from the likes of Sassi Holford, Kate Walker Bridal, Pirouette and Serenity, Catwalk 09, Coast, and Frilly Frocks, as well as Lugets, Moss Bros, and Jonathan Hawkes for the grooms in the audience. Other highlights include a licensed Champagne Bar, Casino Corner and inspirational makeovers, while many of the exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts to couples at the show. As if that wasn’t enough, every entrant to the show will receive a complimentary show guide and goodie bag, packed full of surprises.


This year’s WestPoint Wedding Show is particularly exciting for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, as we will be exhibiting for the very first time. Come and visit Naomi Thomas and the team and find out a little more about the work we do, while discovering how you (and your wedding day) can provide the valuable support we need. Our Wedding Wishing Well Gift List gives couples, and their guests, a chance to fundraise as they celebrate their special day; instead of receiving gifts, consider asking your guests to donate to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation instead, and help couples affected by terminal illness to enjoy the wedding day they deserve.


So whether you’re searching for a photographer, florist, confectioner or entertainer, or just want to pop in and say, “hello” to Naomi and the team, come along to the Westpoint Arena this weekend – it’s guaranteed to be a jam-packed weekend.


The Westpoint Wedding Show is open from 10-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost £5 when booked in advance, or £7.50 on the door. Group tickets for four people can be purchased in advance for £15.


For further information about this fantastic event, please visit Tickets can be purchased by calling 01803 860753, or by visiting

Written By Louise Baker at Avocet Editorial