Children's theme park, Gulliver's, have handed over more than £12,000 to children's charity Dreams Come True after marathon fundraising efforts.
Four of Gulliver's Theme Parks staff members completed the Virgin London Marathon: Dean Kimberley, Director of Guest Services for Gulliver's; Nick Hurst, Graphics Designer at Gulliver's World; Scott Clark, Duty Manager at Gulliver's Kingdom; and Wayne Walker, Fitter at Gulliver's Land.
Staff, friends, family and customers sponsored the runners via text and an online fundraising page, while families also donated money through charity buckets located around all three Gulliver's theme parks.
The total raised amounts to £12,578. Thanks to the generosity of Gulliver's customers, friends and family, Harley Jones' dream will now come true!
Harley is a seven-year-old boy from Derbyshire who suffers from a life-limiting condition, Hydrocephalus, which is fluid on the brain. Harley has a shunt fitted which drains the fluid, meaning he will have frequent hospital trips for the rest of his life. Harley's dream is to go to Disney Land, Paris, in October this year.
Two more children will also benefit from the money raised by Gulliver's. Dean Kimberley, director of guest services at the theme park chain, was one of five staff members who completed the marathon.
"Thank you to everyone who helped us to raise an incredible amount for a wonderful cause. The generosity of the local people, customers, as well as our friends and family, is really overwhelming and we are really happy that we'll be able to make three wonderful children's' dreams come true."
For more information about Gulliver's Theme Parks visit www.gulliversfun.co.uk
For more information about Dreams Come True visit www.dreamscometrue.uk.com