As many of you know, as part of our Christmas gift to our clients, each year we aim to grant a wish for a family in need as part of our ongoing support of the charity Dreams2Live4. Dreams2Live4 is a national charity who provide hope to people struggling with metastatic cancer, meaning cancer that has spread. They provide hope and reflief to hundreds of patients throughout the year and, as you can imagine, Christmas is certainly a time where there services are in high demand.
Last year, we met Manu, a mother of 2 who desperately wanted to provide her children with a magical Christmas that they could remember forever, we provided them with a once in a lifetime trip to Taronga Zoo as well as a festive feast and lots of toys from Santa.
This year we meet Charles, his wife and his 2 sons. Throughout the year Charles has been in pallative care, but he is being allowed to go home to spend the festive season surrounded by family. Whilst his family is his true love now, his first love was music. As an ex-musician, his wish is to play guitar for his family on Christmas day, so they can escape the heartache of his dreadful illness just for a moment.
In Charles' words:
“Music is my outlet and has been since I was a young kid, guitar is my instrument of choice. I am self taught and have always got by on my Yamaha guitars which are fine, but it has always been my dream to own a Cole Clarke 12 string guitar, but as life goes on I have never found the opportunity or want to spent that money on myself. I'm truly happy with what I have, but it’s always been a nice dream.
Apart from living without this horrid mean disease and being there for my kids as they grow up, a chance to own this guitar, and play for my family on Christmas day would mean the absolute world to me. Thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart."
We are so pleased to be able to give Charles and his family the gift of music filled memories this Christmas.
To learn more about Dreams2Live4 and how you can support the work they do, visit their website www.dreams2live4.com