At Strata, we are passionate about supporting great causes and giving back to others. That’s why every year we make a fundraising commitment to one outstanding charity and pledge to do all we can to raise money to support the cause.
This year we are thrilled to announce that our Charity of the Year is… When You Wish Upon A Star!
Founded in 1990 by Barbara White, the charity offers children with life threatening illnesses the chance to have their wishes come true. Whether that’s meeting Snow White at Disneyland or swimming with dolphins, the team at When You Wish Upon A Star strive hard to make it happen.
Since the charity formed 25 years ago it has helped grant the wishes of over 14,500 brave and courageous children and their families. The events they organise allow children to escape their worries and let their imaginations run wild, even if it is just for one day.
You can find out more about this fantastic charity and see some the great work they do in this short video of when The Wish Express pulled into Hogwarts.
To show our support to this amazing charity, we have packed our calendar with special events and activities to help raise as much money as we can to ensure as many wishes come true as possible.
This year will see members of the Strata team take part in the region's most prestigious running events, such as the Great Yorkshire Run and the Great North Run. They will cycle to every one of Strata's 16 live developments and attempt the Three Peak Challenge Yorkshire, where they will hike Yorkshire's highest mountains within 12 hours.
Alongside this, we will also be hosting regular events such as our Charity Summer Ball, which will provide an opportunity to showcase our progress and garner support for the second half of the campaign. Proceeds from the event will also go towards supporting this great cause.
Our Chief Executive, Andrew Weaver, said, “We are delighted to announce When You Wish Upon A Star as our nominated charity for 2015. The charity helps make wishes come true for children who have life threatening illnesses. We have worked with them in the past and found them terrific people who are driven in their quest to make a difference in this extremely worthwhile cause.”
So stay tuned as we will be keeping you up to date with our fundraising efforts throughout the year and this will hopefully inspire others to give generously to this wonderful charity.
Please take a minute to look at the When You Wish Upon A Star website and Facebook page for further information regarding its charity work.