A local charity which grants terminally ill adults their dying wish of marrying their partners have announced that they are holding a fundraising ‘Dream Makers Ball’ in April this year in aid of ‘Gift of a Wedding’

Gift of a Wedding is a local UK charity recognised and valued for the work they undertake – providing completely free wedding services to people diagnosed with terminal illnesses, regardless of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

The charity was created, established and launched in 2013/14 by Patricia Harrison who has since been joined by professionals from the wedding, medical and charity sectors who came together to further enhance the distinctive non-profit organisation.

Victoria Wright, Events Volunteer at ‘Gift of a Wedding’, said “We hope that as many people as possible will support us by attending the ‘Dream Makers Ball”

“On the evening of 14th April 2018, we will be hosting our first-ever charity ball at Radisson Blu Edwardian – Manchester  and we are asking local businesses to kindly donate items which will be used for raffle and auction prizes. Our aim is to have a fun yet informative evening spreading the word of what we do and raising funds for the charity to continue doing what we do.”

She went on to say, “These are early days for the function, but if the initial feedback and pledges of support are anything to go by, then we’ll definitely make plans to make it an annual fixture. Over the next few years, we hope to encourage and develop further support from our wonderful local public and the business community in raising both funds and the profile of our unique charity.”

Patricia Harrison, speaking about the ‘Gift of a Wedding’ charity, added, “Not all of the wishes we receive are big things, most are quite simple, in my experience getting involved in the planning and looking forward to a special event can provide a fantastic relief from painful procedures and therapies associated with terminal illness. It is so heart-warming to see how amidst such dark times a special day can bring a ray of light!”
The Dream Makers Ball is on 14th April 2018 takes place in the centre of Manchester at the 5 star Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel.

Ticket price £65 per person, with details of sponsorship packages available – email:

There will be a drinks reception from 6.45pm then the 3 course meal will be from 7.30pm and a live band and disco until 12.30 – 1.00am 

Hosting this fabulous night of celebration, will be television weathergirl, Emma Jesson who will be conduct and compare lots of fantastic auction prizes.

If you want to know more about ‘Gift of a Wedding, then please visit their website:

Save the evening of 14th April 2018 for the social event of the year, where the charity aims to raise very much needed funds for a fantastic cause!