Our Story

Our Story

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2008
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Our first show, 'One Night Only'

Raised £285,000.00

Future Dreams started in 2008 by mother and daughter Sylvie Hanry and Danielle Leslie. By a cruel twist of fate they were both diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Danielle just 35 and a mother of 3 young children. Tragically both women lost their lives to the disease within a year of each other in 2009. Their dream to was to make sure that nobody should ever have to face this illness on their own.

2009

ONE MORE TIME

Sylvie and Danielle had both trained at the Royal Academy of Dance and were qualified dance and performing arts teachers. After the success of One Night Only, another show raised funds by persuading the cream of theatre land to give their services for free. Since then FDs army of supporters has hosted annual lunches, auctions and fashion shows in Sylvie and Danielle's legacy, providing essential funding for breast cancer.

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ONE MORE TIME

Our second spectacular show was in memory of our founder Sylvie Henry and raised a staggering £350,000.

2011

SHES THE ONE

Our 3rd glittering sell out show was in memory of our founder Danielle Leslie and raised an outstanding £385,000.00

2013
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Lunch at the Dorchester

Our first FD lunch raised £100,000. We also launched the FD magazine, raising £70,000 with the first issue.

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Lunch at the Dorchester

Elena Glurdijidze from the ENB in a custom made Karl Largerfield Tutu performing the ‘dying swan’ performed at our first Ladies Lunch in October 2013

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Cross channel row

Brilliant volunteer rowers raised £35,000 on this great team effort across the channel.

2014

FD LUNCH AT THE DORCHESTER & THE 2ND ISSUE OF FD MAGAZINE

Raised £205,000.00

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2014 saw us partner with Breast Cancer Haven. We are also honoured to have Pamela Healy OBE, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Haven as a trustee of Future Dreams.

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Fashion Detox

This fabulous event not only spring cleaned our supporters wardrobes but raised £5500.00

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Bounce

Our ping pong players raised £26,500.00

2015
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Sushi Samba event

With guests including Sophie, Countess of Wessex, FD raised £300,000.00 on this memorable night, when our guests experienced the unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine -set in breath-taking architecture overlooking the Capital.

GOLF DAY

Raised £15,340.00

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Nail Breast Cancer

This campaign raised £12,500.00 partnering with renowned nail brands, professional distributors and companies.

2016
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Melissa Odabash/Amoena Campaign

The launch of this new post-surgery/mastectomy swimwear range designed by international swimwear designer, Melissa Odabash raised £50,000.00

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Ladies Lunch at the Savoy Hotel

Our 3rd Annual lunch, sponsored by MATCHESFASHION.COM and Estee Lauder companies, raised a fashionable £180,000.00

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FD Magazine

The fourth issue of FD featuring Yasmin Le Bon raised £60,000.00

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Fashion Show with Lily Grace

This glamourous and uplifting event had women who had been touched by breast cancer on the catwalk, and raised a staggering £40,000.00

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Lily & Lionel for FD

A beautiful scarf was designed with proceeds of £3,000.00 going towards FDs fundraising.

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2016 saw £230,000.00 raised from generous donations and sponsorships from companies such as MATCHESFASHION.COM and Estee Lauder Companies

2017
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Fight Night II

The second of our white collar boxing nights raised £375,000.00

BINGO, NAIL BREAST CANCER AND OUR 3RD MAGAZINE

Raised £63,500.00

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Royal Parks Half-Marathon and the 2017 Golf Day.

Our fantastic volunteer runners raised £25,000.00. The annual golf day raised £20,000.00

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Ginger & White contributed £2,500 with sales of all take away hot drinks for October. For the Moonwalk our girls raised £25,000.

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In 2017 Donations and sponsorships raised £45,000.00 from companies such as MATCHESFASHION.COM and Estee Lauder Companies

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Melissa Odabash and Amoena

This launch of Melissa Odabash’s second exclusive post-surgery/masectomy swimwear collection with Amoena for Future Dreams raised £50,000.00. This swimwear is sold globally

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Boob Buns

Our fun boob buns fundraiser with Karma Bread London totalled at £275.00

2018
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The Future Dreams Bouquet launched on Mother’s day in partnership with Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart

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Future Dreams has pledged its support to Breast Cancer Care by funding the print of a dedicated Secondary Breast Cancer Resource Pack. This ensures that people living with secondary breast cancer over the next two years receive only accurate and reliable information, supporting them to deal with the day to day impact of their secondary diagnosis and treatment.

Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the
UK every year, the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes
according to Breast Cancer Care. To date Future Dreams has
raised over £4.5m pledging funds towards the charities
three aims - support, awareness and research, focusing
on secondary breast cancer.