Manorview team make dream come true for terminally ill children.


After 3 years of fundraising, 70 families jetted off to Lapland with their children, thanks to the fundraising work of the Manorview team who raised £95,000 to take them all for a magical Lapland experience at the beginning of December.

The fundraising started in early 2020 just before Covid hit but that year they organised virtual fundraisers, and walked the distance of Route 66 (2,448 miles) by taking walks and hikes in their local areas and tracking the distance via phones and fitness devices.

In 2021, the team raised funds to walk or run a total distance of 10,000km – imagining they were walking through various places in Europe to get to Lapland! The team later took part in events, like 10k runs, half marathons and Tough Mudder. Brave members of Team Manorview even took to the air to take part in a sky-dive, taking sponsorship from friends and family to inspire them to take the leap!

The business also supported the fundraising efforts, with £1 from every sale of a special charity cocktail going towards the funds. Team members also get a paid day to support charity each year, and many team members used this to take part in their fundraising activities.

The money raised was provided to When You Wish Upon a Star, a charity who organise trips for children facing life threatening or terminal illnesses.

“We wanted to set a really ambitious goal that we knew would fund something incredible for Wish children and their families. Funding the trip to Lapland was something we all got excited by, and we knew that the thought of happy kids meeting Santa and making memories would fuel us through the many fundraising challenges.” said Katrine, a member of the Manorview team.

Katrine, who is part of the team at Manorview venue Boclair House, said, “Raising nearly £100,000 is no easy task! But the team really kept each other going throughout it all. We just kept thinking of how amazing it would be to see the kids get to Lapland!”

Four people representing Team Manorview – Juliet, Katrine, Steve, and Scott, all attended the Lapland trip. Steve, who works in Manorview’s property team said, “Seeing the fundraising efforts pay off was just amazing. These families deserve every joy and happiness, and it was incredible witnessing this special and magical time. The team at the charity do an incredible job of organising this, and we are so happy that we were able to fund the trip to ensure it could happen!”

Emma-Kate Wyrley Birch from When You Wish Upon a Star said, “The donation made by The Manorview Group was extremely generous, we are very grateful to all their team members who took part in so many initiatives to raise the funds. As a non government funded charity we rely on donations and fundraising to ensure we can continue to grant the wishes of children who truly deserve joy.”


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