The thought of being swept off your feet with a shopping trip and pampered like a princess for one day is a dream for many but for Alana Lewis, age 16, from Greystones, an experience like this means more than just materialistic treats.
After a tough few years for Alana’s family including financial struggles, the fun of shopping for new clothes, shoes and makeup has been limited. This year however, Alana sought the help of One4all, Ireland’s leading Gift Card company, to help make her most coveted wish come true. Christmas came early for Alana who’s dream of a day shopping in Dublin became a reality when she was woken early one morning, to find a limo outside her front door, waiting to whisk her away for a very special day of pampering!
Alana and her mum, Yvonne were chauffeured to Arnotts in Dublin, where she was gifted a €1,000 One4all Gift Card to spend as she pleased, along with a personal shopping experience to help her find the perfect clothes, shoes and accessories that she has always longed for. Not only that, but Alana was pampered to perfection with a full makeover, including makeup application and a blow dry at Zeba hair salon to complete her look.
To finish the day in style, Alana, Yvonne and sister Hanorah indulged in delicious mocktails and sweet treats at The Church, Dublin as a toast to their magical experience.
Speaking of the experience, Alana said: “This day has really been a dream come true for me! I know it might not sound like much to most people but being able to go shopping and be pampered for the day really meant so much to me. Myself and my family have had a difficult few years and so often I wished I could buy the lovely things that other people do, so to be able to treat myself for just one day was amazing! I want to say a huge thank you to One4all for making my Christmas Wish come true.”
Commenting on the Christmas wish, Rachel Delaney, group marketing manager at One4all said: “We are really delighted to be able to make Alana’s Christmas Wish come true. It’s important that we get to treat ourselves every so often, and to be able to treat Alana to such a special day put a smile on all of our faces. We’re looking forward to making more wishes come true this month and spreading Christmas cheer all across the country!”
Over the past month, the Irish public were invited to submit their Christmas wish, big or small to One4all, to be in with a chance of winning a prize like no other – memories that will last a lifetime! To celebrate the season of goodwill, One4all with the help of Christmas Wishes ambassador, Simon Delaney will be granting Christmas wishes throughout December. Recently, One4all granted a Christmas wish for Vivienne Foley and her mother-in-law Nancy Foley from Co. Cork, treating her to an extra special Christmas dinner surrounded by family. See the video here.
One4all will be fulfilling more Christmas wishes in the coming weeks, making more dreams of worthy winners come to life!