A CHARITY that makes the dreams of children with life threatening conditions come true has benefited from a video project that exceeded all expectations.

Friends Adam Dicker, Joe Meneghini-Relf and Duncan Green raised an impressive £1,500.25 for the Make a Wish charity with their comedy capers in The Video of all Videos 2.

The trio, who all grew up in and around the Dorchester area, began working together five years ago and created their first DVD featuring sketches and music video parodies that raised £200 for the Kingfisher Ward at Dorset County Hospital.

They were supported by Russell Fay in the making of their sequel, which featured more of the same antics as well as some high flying fundraising challenges.

Joe did a bungee jump while Adam took on a skydive to boost the funds raised on top of selling the DVDs.

Adam said that Make a Wish had always been a charity he was aware of and the team was pleased to be bringing some festive cheer to children who may face spending Christmas in hospital.

He said: “We do take for granted the simple luxuries of having family, food and a home at Christmas – some children spend it hospital.”

Adam said the team had smashed their fundraising target of £500 and the project had also taught them some useful business skills such as how to sell goods.

Colin Quinney from Make a Wish said he was delighted to accept the cheque on the charity’s behalf and it would support the charity’s work in putting smiles on the faces of children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

He said one of the things the charity does is to provide iPads and computers to children who spend a lot of time in hospital, while it also takes children and their families on trips of a lifetime.

Mr Quinney said: “I’m absolutely delighted to receive these funds.

“The average cost of a wish for a child is about £4,000 because we try and make it really magical for them.

“They get inspiration and it is something they can be looking forward to throughout their treatment.”