Dreams Come True

Lauren 's dream has been fulfilled!

Lauren

Name: Lauren
Age: 18
Date Fulfilled: 18/09/2015
Status: Dream Fulfilled
Summary: Musical-loving Lauren was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Lauren’s outlook depends on the response to her chemotherapy, but the 18-year-old still approaches the future with an infectious air of positivity and excitement, and has now started a nursing course.
For years Lauren, from Derbyshire, had dreamed of going to the West End to see Mamma Mia. Her friend Jack was an “amazing” source of support throughout her treatment and, thanks to your generosity, we were able to send the two of them on Lauren’s dream trip to the capital.



Lauren 's Dream Story

Lauren 's dream come true

Musical-loving Lauren was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Lauren’s outlook depends on the response to her chemotherapy, but the 18-year-old still approaches the future with an infectious air of positivity and excitement, and has now started a nursing course.

For years Lauren, from Derbyshire, had dreamed of going to the West End to see Mamma Mia. Her friend Jack was an “amazing” source of support throughout her treatment and, thanks to your generosity, we were able to send the two of them on Lauren’s dream trip to the capital.

The jam-packed weekend was Lauren’s first trip away without her parents, and was full of sight-seeing all the attractions Lauren had dreamed of visiting.

After arriving in London, Lauren and Jack’s first challenge was to figure out the tube – no mean feat! They made it to their hotel successfully, before heading off to the London Dungeons, an amazing experience! Then after seeing the sights of the capital from above on the famous London Eye, dinner and cocktails were next on Lauren’s dream list, at one of Jamie’s Oliver’s Italian restaurants.

Ready for the long-awaited highlight of their trip, Lauren and Jack spent the Saturday wandering around Covent Garden, watching a street performer, before heading to the Novello Theatre to watch Mamma Mia.

As an extra treat, a backstage tour with the stage manager Nathan had been arranged for the interval! Lauren said that it was amazing to see how much was packed in at the back of the theatre, and just how many costumes changes and props are required to make the show the huge success that it is. Another surprise was then in store – the cast met her and Jack on the stage, and were more than happy to chat and have their photos taken.

 “My wish for years was to go and see Mamma Mia in London with Jack who has been amazing whilst I was going through my treatment.

After we had been showed round the cast started coming down and everyone was so lovely. We told them where we were sitting and every so often they would look and wave/smile which was really nice.

Thank you for everything that you sorted out, it was such an amazing weekend!”

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Lauren 's Story in Pictures


Lauren 's Dream

Date: 18/09/2015
Status: Dream Fulfilled




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