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23 Aug 2016
Stagecoach East Midlands hosted the Skegness Seasiders’ Dream Tea Party at the bus station on Richmond Drive to raise money for Dreams Come True, which helps children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions to fulfill a dream.
£1,000 has been raised for the children’s charity from the tea party. Families enjoyed face painting, teas, coffees and cakes, magic shows, balloon modeling, music and tombola.
In addition, children and adults alike played ‘Splat the Manager’. Stagecoach East Midlands Operations Manager, Ian Naylor, bravely volunteered to be pelted with sponges and encouraged other team members to take part too.
Popular character buses, the Skegness Seasiders, were in service as usual along the seafront so people could attend the party with ease. The Seasiders will continue to be in service until 30 October.
The tea party allowed people to collect Skegness Seasider souvenirs whilst helping to raise money for charity. Party goers could buy storybooks, t-shirts, caps and stationery at the party with all proceeds going to Dreams Come True.
Michelle Hargreaves, Stagecoach East Midlands Managing Director, said: “The Skegness Dream Tea Party was a great success and we were pleased to see so many people come along and support Dreams Come True.”
“As a company, we always strive to support local charities and communities so by holding the tea party, people could come along, find out about the work that Dreams Come True do and help raise money for Dreams’ children.”
Helen Brownstone, Director of Fundraising and Marketing for Dreams Come True, said: “We are delighted and very grateful for Stagecoach East Midlands’ support for Dreams Come True. Children all over the UK with serious and life-limiting conditions will benefit from money raised from Dream Teas.”