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About The Foundation

Micheal Leyster presents Wexford Man of the Year Award to Shay Kinsella
Micheal Leyster presents Wexford Man of the Year Award to Shay Kinsella
The Share a Dream Foundation was founded by Shay Kinsella in 1989 after meeting a beautiful 7 year old girl who was fighting a terrible uphill battle with Leukaemia. Seeing what this little girl (and her family) was going through in her fight to hang onto life and find some quality of life was heart wrenching for Shay.

He wondered if she had ever done anything special in her short but traumatic young life and when he was told her greatest dream was to go to Disneyland, Shay set about making her dream come true.

Sadly, however this little girl passed away before Shay was able to help realise her dream and this left him devastated. At that moment he promised that he would do everything he could to bring a little magic into the lives of sick and disabled children all over Ireland and so was born the “Share a Dream Foundation”. Now in its 27th year, the Share a Dream Foundation has worked with thousands of children North and South to help their dreams come true and give them a break away from hospitals, painful treatments, loneliness and fear.

Shay with Nicola in Disneyland
Shay with Nicola in Disneyland
Each year Share A Dream Foundation helps hundreds of families throughout Ireland to escape from their everyday lives and just have fun. We hold Concerts, Trips to Disneyland, the National Children of Courage Awards and Dream Ball, Family Holidays and help make many individual dreams come true for terminally ill children.

Text BEEP to 50300 to donate €4
Text costs €4. 100% of text cost goes to Share A Dream across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means a minimum of €3.25 will go to Share A Dream. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.

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shareadream Shay Kinsella @shareadream talks to Fran Curry @TippFM about Dreamland & the Magic of Christmas. dreamland.ie https://t.co/9XkbTgbQ8y
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shareadream @ClareFM Big thanks to all the team for chatting to Shay Kinsella this morning about Dreamland & the Magic of Chris… https://t.co/CLc5Ad5DMv
shareadream It's going to be wet & windy so don't be outside come on down to Dreamland and get in out of the cold. Super fun fo… https://t.co/jMdAmhJaV5
shareadream Students from Shannon hotel College of Catering volunteering for the "Magic of Christmas" in Dreamland. dreamland.ie https://t.co/NarOl4uEm5
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