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Willard Batteries’ production of a limited-edition Willard® DREAM battery range is already bringing untold joy and hope to children in need.  Thanks to this heartfelt campaign, Willard Batteries is able to make the dreams of numerous children with life-threatening illnesses come true.

A perfect example of the positive effects resulting from the campaign is 8-year old Omphulusa, a young lady who suffers from Nephroblastoma and who had a burning desire to own a smartphone. After receiving this gift,  Omphulusa couldn’t contain her excitement and immediately started taking snaps of herself after switching her new phone on for the first time.

Omphulusa was immensely grateful and apart from the many selfies she is likely to take, she mentioned that she is looking forward to using it for playing games and contacting friends and family.

Seven-year-old Hlulani is another child whose spirits have been lifted thanks to the Willard® DREAM initiative. Hlulani, who requires a bone marrow transplant, was recently surprised with a ride-on-car that he had specifically requested.

This charming young man now enjoys countless hours cruising along in his Range Rover, which even comes with a personalised number plate.

Eight-year-old Elsche will now be able to dream of rising above her medulloblastoma diagnosis thanks to the donation from Reach For a Dream of a hoverboard and helmet. Her face lit up when she unwrapped her dream present, which was filled with all kinds of goodies.

Sechaba will now be able to fulfil his enjoyment of video games and building block thanks to the donation of a Sony PlayStation 4 as well as Lego ® blocks.  This young man does not get out much due to his battle with Leukaemia, and this generous present will hopefully keep him entertained for hours as he enjoys this present with his family and friends.

Bianca has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. This amazing, brave young lady had her wishes fulfilled when she was presented with a laptop. Apart from keeping her busy and connected with the world, she mentioned that this present will be useful in helping her complete her school work.

In addition to making the dreams of children come true,  customers who buy the limited-edition DREAM battery from one of Willard’s® retail partners also stand a chance to win one of three dream getaways at one of South Africa’s top game lodges,  where they will enjoy three days of pampering and game viewing.

Willard Batteries sales and marketing executive Corne Strydom concludes that the positive stories emanating from the recipients are proof of the difference that the campaign is making in their lives.

“It is extremely heartening to hear these positive stories and to know that the DREAM battery range is helping to change the lives of children in need by offering them light and joy. It demonstrates that the programme is fulfilling its intended goal, and giving much-needed hope and fortitude to life-threatened children.”


To find out more, visit the Willard Dream website.

Editor’s Notes

For the past 33 years, the  Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope, joy and healing to countless South African children. These children, ranging in age between three and 18 years, have used their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, renal failure and various blood disorders.

Reach For A Dream enriches children’s lives by making dreams come true, distracting them from the needles, medication and hospital environment. In addition, Reach For A Dream offers these children a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an illness.