THURROCK-BASED Wyldecrest Parks has just chosen Dreams Come True as its 2016 Charity of the Year to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary.
Valued at around Â£200 million and owned by the popular and successful entrepreneur Alfie Best, the company based in West Thurrock is one of the largest park home operators in the UK, with 46 residential and holiday mobile home sites spread across England, Scotland and Wales, including 3 retirement parks within Essex, located in Hockley, Romford and Buckhurst Hill.
After a successful and prosperous 2015, in which the business registered remarkable growth by acquiring more than 30% of its actual nationwide portfolio, strongly invested on its parks’ development and showed an impressive sales increase, the bar is set high. By the end of the year, Wyldecrest Parks aims to own 53 parks in the country and then become the leader within its sector.
Throughout 2016, the Essex-based company, which has won the 2015 LondonlovesExcellence Retail & Property Award, will be supporting Dreams Come True’s cause with numerous fundraising activities.
"We want to make a wave around this cause – a wave of generosity and solidarity," explains Alfie Best, "We’re so proud and happy to be supporting this charity, especially throughout a year so important to us, as we’re celebrating our company’s 15th anniversary. We would love to raise the bar and fulfil 15 dreams but, at least, we intend to do everything possible to reach as many children as we can. Wyldecrest Parks hopes to have everyone’s support and personally I couldn’t be more delighted with this partnership!" says the Wyldecrest Parks’ Chairman.
The company’s charity partner works hard to fulfil the dreams of children and young people aged between 2 and 21 years old with serious and life-limiting conditions. Whatever the dream may be, the experience of fulfilling a dream has a profound impact on the children, their families, friends and carers, providing a positive focus amongst countless hospital appointments and lengthy treatments, creating joyful memories for families to treasure in difficult times.
"Dreams Come True Charity is delighted to be chosen by Wyldecrest Parks as their charity partner for their 15th anniversary year. Our work fulfilling the dreams of life-threatened and life-limited children fits so well with Wyldecrest’s ethos of fulfilling the dreams of their customers. We are really looking forward to working with them to raise funds that will make dreams come true for many very special children," says Peter Newman, the charity’s chief executive.
Eryn, 5 years old, from Waltham Abbey, has a genetic disorder and is non-verbal. Her dream is to meet any of the Disney characters and she’s just one of the children on the list, waiting for her dream to turn into reality.
Wyldecrest Parks is appealing for everyone’s contribution throughout the year to help this dream and so many others. If you’d like to make a donation, you can either visit www.wyldecrestparks.com/about-us/dreams-come-true/ or text WYLD15 plus the amount you wish to donate to 70070 (for example WYLD15Â£5). Wyldecrest Parks is also available to help and support local fundraising activities towards this cause: you can contact the company with your ideas/suggestions on email@example.com