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Local author Wendy Hobbs was recently invited to visit St Athan Primary School in the Vale of Glamorgan to read excerpts from ‘Claudia’s Special Wish’ - a book she wrote to raise funds for the wonderful Dreams & Wishes charity.

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During her visit, Wendy was introduced to the pupils during a special assembly and we were delighted to accept an invitation to continue to support the charity by gifting each pupil with their own copy of Wendy’s enchanting story. 

Dreams & Wishes, established by Tony Curtis MBE is dedicated to helping make the dreams of seriously ill children and their families come true by organising and arranging trips, activities and special events. Their work is truly inspirational, helping make the very challenging times those affected are facing more tolerable by providing special moments and memories for all involved.

St Athan Primary School’s Headteacher, Louise Haynes, was delighted to welcome Wendy to the school and very appreciative of the special surprise we had arranged.

“Wendy and I recently met at the launch of the St Athan Community Hub and Library (SACHAL), a charity run community library run by local people. Wendy was one of five published authors lending their support by reading excerpts from their books to visitors at the event. I was very impressed with Wendy’s popularity with the children and the delightful story she has written so I invited her to visit the school to inspire our pupils.

“The visit has been a complete success and when Tristan Lewis, Business Development Manager for Howells Solicitors told me that they were gifting a copy of Wendy’s book to each of our pupils everyone involved with the school were thrilled to bits. It is particularly satisfying knowing that the children and families supported by Dreams & Wishes will also benefit.”

“Commenting on their decision to make this donation, Tristan Lewis said, “We have previously lent our support to fund raise for Dreams & Wishes. The charity is very special in so many ways, and we know that all monies raised is used for its intended purpose and has such a positive impact. As Louise said, in this instance, the pupils at St Athan Primary School and those looked after by Dreams & Wishes will all remember Wendy’s visit .”

To learn more about Howells’ work with Wendy and a previous school visit, please read ‘We’ve Helped a Local Author Donate 240 Books to a Primary School’.

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