Dreams That Came True


Thank you to all of our loyal supporters and charity shop customers for their continued support.

Due to this in December 2018 we were in a position to be able to grant a wish for a mum in Heywood who has Epilepsy, to fund a tablet for her 10 year old son for Christmas so he has the ability to keep in touch and face-time his mum when she is hospitalised due to her seizures.

He is his mum's main carer, and the tablet will now give him the ability to escape into his own world for a short period and the be the ten year old boy he should be.

"Thank you to each and everyone of our supporters and customers, without your support we wouldn't be in a position to grant wishes for patients and their families throughout the UK, along with funding potentially life-saving equipment. We are so pleased that we were able to carry out this grant and wish the Mum and her Son all the very best for the future."

Sarah Osborne-Green - Fable's Operations Manager.
For more information about our Dream Factory and Medical Equipment Grant projects please contact Sarah by e-mailing sarah-fable@btconnect.com or by calling 0114 2755335.


 

Wishes and Dreams Really Can Come True.

Sheffield based Fable Epilepsy Charity are pleased to announce that we were able to arrange for Sheffield patient Miles Winskill who is an avid diver to meet his hero, ‘Double World Champion Diver’ Tom Daley.

On Monday the 1st of April, Miles travelled to London accompanied by his Father and visited the London Aquatic Centre to watch Tom train and then had the opportunity to meet with him afterwards. Tom spent time with Miles chatting and signed his book and happily took part in photographs with him.

Miles, who has Epilepsy and Sturge Weber Symdrome doesn’t let it control him and is keen diver and watches and follows the progress of his Hero ‘Tom’.
“We are so pleased that we have been able to arrange for Miles to meet Tom, who inspires him to continue with his dreams by becoming a diver. We are very grateful to Tom for taking the time out of his hectic schedule. Our wishes and dreams project called ‘Fable Dream Factory’ endeavor to create special moments by granting patients their wishes and dreams, these are not always possible to arrange but on this occasion I am very proud to be involved in making Mile’s wish come true. From what I understand from his parents that he is still smiling about it, this makes it all worthwhile.”

Sarah Osborne-Green ‘Operations Manager’

The family were truly grateful for this opportunity and Miles said to us ‘Thank you so much for arranging for me to meet my hero”.

 

 

We are very grateful to everyone who continues to be a supporter of our cause. One of our projects is to grant wishes and dreams for those affected by Epilepsy.

We have been able to support a family and in particular their son ‘Tommy’ who’s dream was to see the Paw Patrol Live concert in Newcastle. We funded the tickets for Tommy, his sister and parents to attend the show which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Tommy’s mum had to say
“Tommy had a blast at Paw Patrol Live, the experience helped him bond with his sister and helped him forget about his Epilepsy for a few hours. Thank you so much for your support.”

“We are so pleased that we could support this family, by helping them create a memory they will look back on. Fable Dream Factory project is aimed at creating special moments for those affected by Epilepsy and we endeavour to fulfil all applications we receive. We couldn’t do this without the help of our supporters and for that I personally thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of Fable for your support.” Sarah Osborne-Green – Operations Manager

 

Kitty Anne Harris always dreamed of having a complete makeover, with the help of Leanna Grant from CurvaMag, Yours Clothing,
Bev from Plan B Hair and Studio 197 we were able to make this dream a reality.

Kitty had the works, hair, make up, clothes and the photo shoot. Kitty will feature in the January issue of CurvaMag and as an added bonus she got to keep all the outfits and accessories. We cannot thank everyone enough for helping us put the biggest smile on Kitty’s face.

 

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Adrian Thompson always dreamed of driving a steam engine but sadly due to his epilepsy he was always turned down but thanks to the Elsecar Heritage Railway and their Footplate Experience Course we were able to make this dream a reality.

 

Rachel Lidster (far right) meets her idol Paul Hollywood at his show in Halifax sponsored by Yorkshire Bank

Lifelong  Sheffield United Fan Andrew Quinton meets his idols.

 

Chill Factore

A group of children along with their parents all affected by epilepsy in one way or another were treated to a visit to the Chill Factore in Manchester where they got to meet Father Christmas and receive a gift after playing in the snow. Snow balling, sledging and just a great deal of fun was the order of the day.
The outing was kindly sponsored by “The friends of Children’s Charities” to whom we are extremely grateful.
www.friendsforchildrenscharities.org.uk

It was an amazing day and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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Kitty’s dream was to have a make over and with the help of the online magazine Curvisa we made her dream come true with a visit to a studio in Birmingham.

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Two young Sheffield Wednesday fans get a tour around the ground and watch a match from the comfort of a box where lunch was served at half time. Thank you to the staff at SWFC for helping us make this dream come true.

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Pamper Session with Kaisha & Isobel – Sheffield

We had a lovely morning with Isobel and Kaisha in the Fable office, the girls were pampered by Kelsey and Louise.

Thank you so much for looking after them, your support is truly appreciated and We're pleased to hear the girls enjoyed it and have made friends, which is a fantastic result.

If anyone else is interested in making friends to support each other with your epilepsy please contact Sarah by emailing Sarah-fable@btconnect.com or by calling the office on 0114 2755335 x

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We are pleased to be able to create a special moment for 9 year old Kaisha from Sheffield through the charity’s Dream Factory Project.

Kaisha Brady who was diagnosed with the condition 18 months ago, is still trying to come to terms with her Epilepsy. Her mum made an application to our dream factory project for a laptop to help Kaisha with her studies, and to help prepare her when she sits her sats,

. This will also give her the freedom ...to research more about the condition and allow her the opportunity to contact others others in a similar situation.

Fable are only too pleased to be able to grant this wish with the help of their corporate partner ‘Irwin Mitchell Solicitors’, who kindly agreed to sponsor the Laptop.

“We’re honoured to be able to support a wonderful local charity like Fable in making Kaisha’s wish come true. At Irwin Mitchell we have seen first-hand from our clients the effects of epilepsy and how sufferers can often feel isolated as a result of the condition. We hope that her new laptop will help Kaisha learn more about her condition, reach out to others who share in it for support and of course help in her future studies.”
Tom Mather – Partner at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.

 

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