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LATEST PICS: LauraLynn families hit the red carpet for LauraLynn Oscars Ceremony

Sunday, 23rd April 2017: The Oscars were in town and for eight LauraLynn families it has been a very special weekend as they attended the screening of their short films at the second annual LauraLynn Oscars Night.

Hosted by entrepreneur and well known business woman, Marissa Carter, the event at the Odeon cinema, Charlestown featured the screening of eight short films starring the children of LauraLynn and their families. Each film was directed and produced by the children and families along with the support of Windmill Lane Studios and script writers from Fair City.
From a Transformer themed movie to Superman, Paw Patrol, Strictly Come Dancing, eight awards were presented on the night for Best Adapted Movie, Best Comedy, Best Action Movie, Best Reality Entertainment, Best Animated Real Life Short, Best Adventure, Best Fantasy and Best Drama.

Speaking at the event, Marissa Carter said, “it was an honour to host the LauraLynn Oscars on behalf of these incredible children and their families. They’ve all worked so hard over the past few weeks screenwriting, producing and acting, of course, and have created some brilliant short films. It’s fantastic that we can give them a true red carpet experience.”
Working with families and siblings is a key area of support at LauraLynn. As part of the ongoing support for the family LauraLynn’s multidisciplinary team includes a music therapist, play specialist and psychologist. A core part of the team’s activity is creating engaging memory making activities for the children and their families.

Sharon Morrow, CEO of LauraLynn said, “At LauraLynn we have a wide variety of support programmes that help not just the child but also the entire family and siblings are important part of that. To grow up in a family with a child that has a life-limiting condition can be a challenge, not just for the child but also for the parents. What we try and do is to bring siblings together and give them chance to meet with other children in similar situations. It’s important that they have the chance to just be children and this support can have massive positive impacts on the entire family.”

Pictures: Conor McCabe Photography

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