THE dream will live on.
That was the pledge from Donna’s Dream House founder Len Curtis after an arson attack gutted the sick children charity’s reception and administrative area.
But it was today revealed more than 1,200 generous donations, totalling thousands of pounds, have been handed over following the devastating fire – meaning rebuilding work can start in the next few days.
And on the eve of the anniversary of his daughter Donna’s death, Len was thrilled to be able to announce the new work will go ahead thanks to the generosity of well-wishers.
The 20-year-old died of cancer on New Year’s Day 1996 and the premises were opened in her name six years later, offering respite care for sick children and their families.
Len told The Gazette: “I just want to say a huge thank you to the people of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre – and further afield – for their help and support and letters of commitment. I want to reassure them all that the dream will live on.
“We’ll be rebuilding from January 3 as the support has been tremendous. I want to wish everyone a prosperous and happy new year.”
Donations have been made by heartbroken supporters from around the country, devastated at the news the dream house had been attacked by callous arsonists.