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28 July 2015

South West cider-makers once again help Dream-A-Way Charity

AS THEY have done so very generously in the past, once again the country’s favourite cider maker, Thatchers – sponsors too of course of our fabled Big Bank – have donated a match ball sponsorship to Exeter’s own Dream-A-Way charity.

The charity runs without incurring any administrative overheads, relying totally on volunteer management and assistance. This enables all the funds raised to go towards the charity’s aim of providing respite and breaks for extremely ill children and their families in the region.

If you would like to help or be involved with Dream-A-Way’s work, visit

By donating the sponsorship, Thatchers have enabled the event to be used both for fund-raising by the charity or as a much deserved and needed break for those who help the charity the most – it provides for a rare chance for the volunteers to get together around one table.

Jeff Merrett, whose vision and drive founded the charity, said: “Thatchers have been extremely kind to Dream-A-Way in the past and we are thrilled that once more they have been so generous.”

Chris Milton, Sales Director of Thatchers and great supporter of football in the region, added: “We are a family company whose roots are in Somerset and Devon and we have a large and growing number of orchards in the West Country.

“Dream-A-Way is to be admired because of the lack of running cost and for the award-winning work that it does. The volunteers who are Dream-A-Way, through our links with Exeter City, deserve our support, and we, as a company, are just happy that we can help in this small way, together with Bruce Henderson and the team at Exeter City FC."

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