How would you describe Write Dreams and its goal in one sentence?
Write Dreams is a kidlit auction to raise funds for Donna's Dream House, a charity that helps terminally ill children, to recover from an arson attack shortly before Christmas.
What inspired you to start the auction?
Last year we organized Write Hope, to raise money for Save The Children, after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. While this is a much smaller scale disaster, it happened a lot closer to home for one of us. Luna lives only a busride away from Blackpool and was horrified to hear about the arson attack, that destroyed a good part of the Dream House. She asked us to help set up Write Dreams and we were more than happy to oblige. Luna and I both know how important it is to make happy memories when there's time. She lost both parents by the time she was 13, and at the same age I had spent a lot of time in hospitals already. Amanda, on the other hand, knows how deep seeded the fear of one of her children contracting a terminal illness can be for a mother.
What is Donna's Dream House?
Donna’s Dream House is a holiday home for children and teenagers with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, situated in the heart of Blackpool, UK. The Dream House is run completely by volunteers and encourages and sparks the imagination. It’s how any child would imagine the perfect holiday to be. It’s full of light and laughter, fun and - most importantly - life. Since it's start, Donna's Dream House has hosted and helped almost 380 families. 300 of those children have now sadly passed away, but the families who are left behind will always cherish the memories from Donna’s Dream House.
The auction is currently ongoing and ends later this week, so don't forget to check it out!
-----The Golden Eagle