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Dream-A-Way celebrates 20th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 11:30 16 August 2013

Dream-A-Way celebrates 20th anniversary

Dream-A-Way celebrates 20th anniversary

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Exeter-based charity Dream-A-Way is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The Duchess of Cornwall paid the Charity a visitThe Duchess of Cornwall paid the Charity a visit

Launched in 1993, the charity has been providing holidays and days out for over 8,000 people with disabilities across Devon and Cornwall.

It all began with ten friends discussing how they could help people without high administration costs. 20 years on the charity prides itself on 99% of all funds raised going directly towards helping others.

In 1999 the charity purchased its first luxury caravan at the Haven Holiday Park at Devon Cliffs, Sandy Bay. Since then, it has been able to purchase seven more caravans at the same site. In 2012 it purchased its ninth luxury caravan, this time in Ladram Bay near Budleigh Salterton.

But the charity does not just provide caravan holidays; Dream-A-Way has also helped send families, groups, and individuals all around the world, including Disney World Florida and Lanzarote.

Opening of the charity's newest caravanOpening of the charity's newest caravan

The charity has come a long way in the past 20 years, and in 2010 it reached £1million in fundraising, two years after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

This year it was announced to be Charity of the Year at the Devon County Show and received a visit from the Duchess of Cornwall.

To celebrate, Dream-A-Way will be holding a special 20th Birthday Ball at Sandy Park, Exeter, on Friday 4 October. Music acts, dinner, and an ‘amazing money-can’t-buy’ auction will all contribute to the much deserved celebrations.

Full details and booking are available on dream-a-way.org

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