The thought of being swept off your feet on a shopping spree and pampered like a princess for one day is a dream for many but for Alana, 16, from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, 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 was limited. This year, however, Alana wished upon a One4all star and was surprised to wake up one morning to find her dream was becoming a reality.
The One4all elves arranged a limo to collect her and mum Yvonne from their home and chauffer them to Arnotts in Dublin, where Alana was gifted €1,000 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. She was also pampered to perfection with a full makeover, including makeup application and a blow dry at Zeba hair salon to complete her look.
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 on a shopping trip and be pampered for the day really meant so much to me. Myself and my family have had a difficult few years and I sometimes get jealous of the lovely things that some people can buy, so to be able to treat myself for just one day was amazing!’