Honey’s Dream

Honey is 18 years old and became an Ambassador for The Dream Factory after her severely disabled Sister was granted a dream. Honey saw the difference this made to her Sister and wanted to help give back by fundraising and raising awareness, so that other children could be granted their dreams.

Sadly, Honey too has her own health struggles to endure, and is under Great Ormond Street Hospital. Honey was born with a heart condition and had open heart surgery as a newborn, which left her with heart defects. Honey has developed scoliosis, which has led to her having rods inserted into her spine.

For Honey everyday tasks cause great difficulty. Honey’s medical conditions will require her to have many further operations. Despite all the challenges that Honey must face, she is determined to live her life as normally as possible. Honey loves drama, dance, and musical theatre, even with her lungs working at 50% capacity she will always try her best.

Honey is also like many teenage girls, so when asked what her dream would be she said, “to have a balayage colour, with a cut and blow dry by  a top London Hairdresser, then go shopping in Selfridges, with a makeover from Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetics and finish the day going to see The Lion King show.” The person she wanted to share her dream with was her Mum, as she has devoted her life to caring for Honey and her sister Hope.

The Dream Factory were able to grant Honey’s dream for her 18th birthday with the help of Selfridges, Daniel Galvin, Victoria Lodge Hairdressing, Charlotte Tilbury, and The Lion King – The Musical. Honey was treated like a Princess.

A message from Honey

I would like to say a huge thank you for my special day, my dream was amazing form being picked up by Russell – he was lovely and so friendly, please pass on my thanks to him for being my Chauffeur for the day.

My dream was to have a shopping trip in Selfridges, it was such a lovely experience, the staff there was so lovely and friendly.  Elana took care of me all day and took me around, I had so many treats and surprises like getting my hair done. Then I got taken down to Charlotte Tilbury make up department and had my make up done by the lovely Scarlet. Then I went for Lunch at Dolly’s which was nice.

It was then time to shop I had a Personal Shopper to help me decide and give me tips. It was then time for dinner on the rooftop at Alto, the restaurant was so beautiful, and the food was amazing. Scarlett from Charlotte Tilbury told me to go back to see her towards the end of day and she would retouch my make-up which she did and presented me with a gift of all the make-up she used on me which was a lovely surprise!! 

It was becoming the end of the day I was shopped out, but my dream hadn’t ended as I was off to the Theatre to see The Lion King, the staff at the Theatre were amazing. I would like to say a huge thank you to Ben, he took care of me and took us to the VIP Lounge and give me lots of Lion King goodies. 

We had amazing seats, and the show was fantastic, but my dream had not come to an end when the show finished, I was lucky and got to go backstage and see how everything works, which I loved as I study performing arts and want to work in theatre myself.

The whole day was such a special fun day, and I will not forget it, so many memories have been made.

Thank you, Dream Factory, for all your hard work, making my dream so special. XX

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