An image of our Christmas dreamers

An update on our Christmas dreamers

by Lauren Kelly   •   Wed, 15 Feb 2017

Last year we rebranded a wonderful charity called Deams2Live4.

Dreams2Live4 grant the dying wishes of adults with metastatic cancer, so that they and their families can create beautiful memories in what is otherwise a heartbreakingly difficult time. As a pro bono activity, we found it a deeply moving experience and wondered at the time how we might support them further.


And so, on behalf of our valued clients, we decided to grant a very special Christmas dream to a single mother called Manu so that she and her two daughters could have a truly magical Christmas together.

Manu family

After we sent out our cards and newsletter we were overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from our clients asking us to keep them up to date on Manu and her family, and so we wanted to share with you some photos from their very special Christmas together and let you know how they are getting on.

Child 1

(Leilani is going to look fabulous in her new jewelry!)

Child 2

(Do you think Isabella likes her gift?)

Child 3

(Don’t worry, she’s got a helmet and knee pads)

Child 4

(Something tells us the house is going to be a little noisy!)

Manu, Leilani and Isabella had the time of their lives and Manu said the girls could not stop singing all day. They were delighted by the beautiful holiday apartment in Darling Harbour as they had never stayed in such a beautiful place before, and their trip to the zoo has given them so many happy memories to take forward into the New Year.

The team at Dreams2Live4 believe that this magical experience has given Manu and the whole family a renewed sense of hope and we are so honoured to have played a small part.

About the author

Lauren Kelly

Lauren Kelly

Account Director

Lauren is a highly motivated and results driven Account Director with demonstrated experience in client management, strategic planning and project coordination.

At BrandMatters, Lauren works in the account services team, alongside the strategy and design teams, delivering best practice project management and marketing for BrandMatters clients.

With seven years in the marketing and communications field, Lauren has been responsible for the successful completion of awareness campaigns for clients such as Radisson Edwardian, Compass Group, Schwarzkopf and Samsung. At BrandMatters she has worked alongside clients including Australian Liquor Marketers (Metcash), Downer and The Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

Lauren is passionate about delivering client service that exceeds all expectations. Along with an ability to run projects smoothly she also has a strong background in copywriting, video production and sales strategy and enjoys drawing on these skills to deliver complete marketing solutions for her clients.

Lauren received her BA from the University of London, Queen Mary’s College.

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