"Yes, I'm going to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with 34 other co workers in September 2011 for The Make a Wish Foundation UK (British Gas charity of the year). Just received a story on how Make-A-Wish help a young girl meet up with her Idol Kylie! It's just an example of how your donation is used when you give and help people like Lauren from Glasgow.
Lauren, 16, has Batten’s Disease, a genetic disorder of the nervous system. She is blind and her memory and speech are deteriorating but, despite her condition, Lauren (who owns every Kylie album) has memorized all the lyrics to her favorite songs and doesn’t let her illness prevent her from performing her favorites in front of audiences at home.
In the past, before her condition deteriorated, when she was not recording CDs at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh or performing in a school show, Lauren could be found on her karaoke machine doing what she loves best – singing Kylie Minogue songs.
Her special day began as she was whisked off by Make-A-Wish in a limousine to Girlz Night, a popular beauty salon in Glasgow, where she was pampered before finally meeting her pop idol at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow and enjoying the live concert afterwards. She was thrilled to actually meet the Australian superstar in person, and it made the concert an unforgettable experience!
This is going to be a lifetime event and doing it for charity makes it even better. I know £2500 is a lot to raise but with your help I hope to make it happen. Many thanks for any donations, it's most appreciated."
And to help kick off the fundraising, check out PEAK at The Store on 15th July (11pm-3am, £5), where all proceeds go to the Make a Wish foundation. Even if you can't muster the strength for charity mountain-climbing, you can at least have a spin on the dancefloor to breaks, electro, hip-hop and more from Lee Jefferies, Ian iB Brandon, Morphamish and Texture.