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Dream Monster Run Kilkenny

It was a great day at this year’s Dream Monster Fun Run on Sunday 26th October when ghouls, ghosts and goblins all turned out in support of the Share a Dream Foundation and help raise funds for sick children.

The 5km Fun Run kicked off at 12noon at the New Park Hotel after a Zumba warm up with instructor Finn.  Mc on the day Mr Phil Cawley got everyone ready before setting them all off to run around the streets of Kilkenny.

A huge thanks to the Newpark Hotel for organising this year’s event in aid of the Share a Dream Foundation and all the wonderful people of Kilkenny for showing their support on the day.

Share a Dream can be contacted at 061200080/200083

Winner of best dressed halloween costume with Kilkenny Rose Vera Mc Grath & Daniel Mc Daid of the Newpark Hotel.




Emma's Dream comes true of Recording her own CD


14yr old Emma Keogh from Clondalkin is like most young teenagers her age she loves music and dance.  However unlike most girls her age Emma has a multitude of medical problems and has not walked in over two years.

Emma attends a different hospital every week and her worst problem is CRS or Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome in her left foot which means Emma is in pain 24/7.  As a result of this Emma suffers from very low mood and is very socially withdrawn compared to a girl her age.

Emma has recently been to the UK for treatment and surgery.  Her dad says that Emma’s condition affects the entire family and people are so ignorant of chronic pain.  Now her parents hope doctors in the UK can do more for her and make life better for Emma.

When Emma’s parents contacted Share a Dream they told them that Emma was a fantastic singer who has been in some competitions and her big dream would be to record her own CD.

So, on Friday the 5th September at 10am Emma arrived at Virtue Studios in Croke Park Industrial Estate.  There she was met by Barry and Dean from Virtue Studios who made her feel like a real pop diva as sand her heart out recording six songs until 2pm.

At 3pm and after a hectic morning Emma and her family then headed off to Nandos in Blanchardstown for some delicious food and relax before the big event that evening.

Then at 530pm Emma headed over to the Olympia Theatre were she was on the Guest list for the Original Rude Boys concert. Before taking her seat Emma had a special meeting with all three lads getting autographs and photos with them before heading into her VIP seat with her family to watch the show.

Later she returned home with some fantastic memories of her dream day.

Share a Dream would like to thank everyone involved in making this dream day for Emma in particular Nikki Hayes of Spin FM, Virtua Media, MCD, Nandos.

Colleen's Dream at the Rose of Tralee

Colleen is a Rose for the weekend at the International Rose of Tralee Festival!

Colleen Whelan from Graiguenamanagh is 14yrs old but unlike most teenagers her age has gone through a huge amount in her young lifetime.

However, Colleen loves all the Roses and how they all talk about their Irish roots and feels so proud that all the Roses have something in common their Irishness. Colleen said ”I am going to be the Kilkenny rose and win purely because of my charm and hurling skills.”

So last weekend on Friday the 15th of August Colleen had her dream come true thanks to Share a Dream where she spent the weekend with the Roses at the International Rose Festival in Tralee.

Colleen arrived to the Fels Point Hotel on Friday the 15th of August with her mum Liz, dad Sean and sister Niamh and was met by the Share a Dream committee and checked into the hotel.

After a few photos Colleen headed off to lots of shops in Tralee who all gave her a great Tralee welcome along with some beautiful gifts. Then after a delicious lunch at Yummy Cafe Colleen, her mum and sister headed off to CH Chemists to be transformed and get her make up done. Then off to the hairdressers for more transforming.

After a hectic day Colleen and her family returned to her hotel for a rest before getting ready to attend the Rose Ball later that evening.

Before the Ball commenced Colleen and her family had a private meeting with all the Roses and Daithi O’ Shea. She was later wined and dined at the Ball and treated like real VIPs and the highlight of the night was when
Colleen was introduced as the 33rd Rose.

Share a Dream would like to thank all their wonderful Tralee committee,Grace O'Donnell, the Rose of Tralee International Festival committee, Iarnroid Eireann, Fels Point, An Garda SíochánaShaws Department Stores,That's PerfectBenefit Cosmetics UKDAN FITZGERALD & SONSHilsers JewellersSwamp and everyone else involved in making this dream come true for Colleen and her family.

According to Colleen’s mum Liz “Colleen is so excited and we are in shock as to everything that has been organised for us and the Tralee people are so kind. It is really special and we would like to thank the Share a Dream Foundation.”

Dean's Soccer Dream

12 yr old Dean Kelly from Askeaton who suffers with a rare illness took over the role of Soccer Manager at the Jeff Power Memorial Tournament in Portland Park, last Saturday 9th August.

Dean and his family were treated like a real VIPs for the day, being met by the Mayor of Limerick, Michael Sheahan, and the organisers on arrival and brought upstairs for some refreshments and photos. Dean was presented with his special soccer medal. He enjoyed all the various kids activities on day: kids concert, face painting, soccer, etc.

Later, Dean surveyed his team on the pitch before bringing them in for a serious team talk ahead of the quarter finals. After giving the team hell in the dressing room Dean lead out the squad to Tina Turners "Simply the best" for kick off of the game. Dean's team won the quarter finals but sadly didn't qualify for the semis, however his team put on a brave performance.

Before Dean left organisers of day, the Power family presented Dean with his own special tournament trophy and a bouquet of flowers for mum Davida. Later Dean and his family had a delicious dinner at Highway restaurant.

According to mum Davida, they had a wonderful family day and were treated like royalty and will never forget it. She thanked Share a Dream so much for Dean's dream day.

Finally, Share a Dream would like to thank warmly the Power Family and all their commitee, the Mayor of Limerick Michael Sheahan, the Dance Academy, Highway restaurant all our amazing volunteers and anyone else who supported...

Megan's Princess Dream

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6yr old Megan from Westbury Limerick suffers from an undiagnosed condition and has suffered a lot in her short but traumatic young life.

Like all little girls Megan loves Princesses and dreams of one day being a real Princess….

So when her mum decided to contact the Share a Dream Foundation to see if they could make Megan’s fondest dream come true of being pampered for a day like a Princess the Dream Team got to work!

Can you imagine the absolute joy on little Megan’s face when the Dream Machine pulled up outside her house and out stepped Princess Keara to spend the day with Megan to ensure it was truly a Dream come true……

A Princess has to look her very best so Megan was presented with a beautiful Princess Dress then a beautician and hair dresser went to work on Princess Megan and her Mum to ensure that she looked amazing for her special day.

Later a stretch limo arrived accompanied by a local Garda escort to collect Princess Megan, Princess Keara and all the family for a tour of Limerick.

Princess Megan then was brought to the Crescent Shopping centrewhere she met her five Ladies in waiting to look after her every need before doing a walk about in the Crescent Shopping centre.

Princess Megan visited Next, Zara, Sketchers, Art & Hobby, Claire’s, Fields Jewellers, Shaws, Mr Simms Sweet shop, Tescos, Penneys, Inglot and Costa Coffee  where she was treated like royalty and received an abundance of beautiful gifts.

Princess Megan then went to the gorgeous Clarion Hotel for a delicious dinner with her family before retiring home for some beauty sleep and dream of her wonderful Princess for a day!

According to Megan’s mum - it was an unbelievable day which she will always remember for the rest of her life and she thanked Share a Dream for the fantastic the work done by them for the hundreds of very sick children all over Ireland.

Please support Share a Dream in anyway as we rely totally on the goodness of the community for our very survival.
Contact us:
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Sarah's Dream

Sarah O' Sullivan from Askeaton, who is 14 years old and in a wheelchair saw her dream come true. Her dream was to design her own room, changing it from a functional room 'to make it a comfortable and girly room'.

With the help of all the people below Sarah's room is now fabulous.
We would to thank all involved that made Sarah's dream happen!
  • Taliya Savaheli - Designer
  • Megan Leonard - Harvey Normans
  • Phill - Jutzler
  • Robert Hickey - Heiton Buckley
  • David - Colorworx
  • Chris Kiely and the B&Q team.
  • Ian and team at Hickey Fabrics
  • Sean Meade
  • Enda Murray
  • Gerry Daly
This wouldn't have been possible without all the support and contributions.


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