Left to right: Demi Labuschagne, a 10-year-old fighting Osteosarcoma, recently visited Finfoot Lake Reserve, a Dream Hotels and Resorts property in the Greater Pilanesberg area,  with her aunt and primary caregiver Belinda Labuschagne, Doemie Marais (her aunt’s husband), Josh Marais, (10-month-old brother) and Ashley Marais (3-year-old sister). 

Dream Hotels and Resorts Partner with Reach For A Dream to Bring Hope and Joy to Sick Children

Johannesburg, South Africa – 3 October 2023: Dream Hotels and Resorts through its NPC Touching Dreams (“Dream”) has partnered with Reach For A Dream to bring joy and hope to children and their families affected by life-threatening illnesses.

Under the partnership, Dream Hotels and Resorts will be actively involved in supporting Reach For A Dream’s projects and fundraisers. This includes supplying prizes for the non-profit organisation’s fundraisers, hosting dream outings at its resorts and hotels, and providing holidays across local destinations to fulfil the dreams of critically ill children, among others. 

As one of its national projects, Touching Dreams reflects Dream Hotels and Resorts internal values on social responsibility, allowing it to help those who need it most. This collaboration underscores Dream Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to giving back to the community and aligns with its ethos of creating unforgettable experiences.

“We are thrilled to partner with Reach For A Dream,” says Weston Dickson, Chairman at Dream Hotels and Resorts. “We are on a mission to drive real change and foster a strong sense of hope and resilience as we help turn these children’s dreams into reality. As we’ve learnt over the years, even one simple act of kindness can completely change someone’s life, and through this partnership, our aim is to do just that.”

Reach For A Dream is a non-profit organization that has been inspiring hope for 35 years by fulfilling the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses. Whether it’s taking a plunge in a swimming pool, seeing a rhino, or going to the beach for the first time – these magical moments grant these youngsters and their loved one’s moments of joy and a respite from the physical and mental toll of their medical treatments. More importantly, these fulfilled dreams stir up much-needed courage and hope, helping these little ones believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for.

Julia Sotirianakos, Chief Executive Officer at Reach For A Dream, says the partnership represents a shared vision to create magical experiences and lasting memories for children who need it the most. “We are delighted to welcome Dream Hotels and Resorts through its NPC Touching Dreams as our partner. Not only will they provide an amazing opportunity for our families to stay in beautiful locations across the country, but it also means we can offer unforgettable experiences for our dreamers with their generous support of outings. This is a meaningful collaboration that will give hope and joy to children who need it the most. We can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces!”