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Dreams Come True is a UK children's charity whose aim is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 30 years they have fulfilled dreams for more than 6,000 children and young people.

In 2016 Mairead was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and was offered the chance to pick the holiday of her dreams. She is a veterinary student with a passion for animals so didn’t hesitate to choose a safari in Africa. She spoke with her family and friends and they agreed that Kenya was a very good option, particularly with a relaxing beach stay at the end of the safari.

Dreams Come True contacted us to see if we could help to make Mairead’s dream become a reality. We were absolutely delighted to help in any way we could, particularly as we are also passionate about wildlife and Kenya. We organised the safari with the addition of a hot-air balloon ride over the Masai Mara, plus a relaxing 5 nights beach stay in Mombasa.

It was beyond a pleasure to work with Dreams Come True to make Mairead’s trip, in her words: “honestly one of the best experiences of my life”.

We at Somak would like to thank Dreams Come True for their unstinting work in bringing pleasure to these unwell children and young adults.

Mairead very kindly allowed us to interview her after her trip - read what she had to say here

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