LauraLynn families hold glitzy red carpet Oscars Night 5 years ago

LauraLynn families hold glitzy red carpet Oscars Night

It was a very special weekend for eight LauraLynn families as they attended the screening of their short films at the second annual LauraLynn Oscars Night.

Hosted by top Irish tanrepreneur, Marissa Carter, the event at the Odeon cinema 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, and 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.

Marissa Carter said it was an honour to host the LauraLynn Oscars,

"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."

The charity's CEO, Sharon Morrow, commented that a core part of the team's activity is creating engaging memory making activities for the children and their families.

"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.”

Pictured at the LauraLynn Oscars Ceremony at the Odeon cinema, Charlestown were volunteers from Mount Anville Secondary School Elle Kearns and Alli Cregan with MC Marissa Carter.

The Oscars were in town yesterday as eight LauraLynn families attended the screening of their short films at the second annual LauraLynn Oscars Night.

Movie star Lauren Shaw (age 13) from Clondalkin cheered on by volunteers Mount Anville Secondary School, Goatstown.

MC Marissa Carter welcoming movie star Lauren Shaw (age 13) from Clondalkin.

Lauren Shaw (age 13) with family members and supporting actors Gramham Nolan, Carla O'Brien, Chirsty Coakley, Rachel Coakley, Susanne Shaw, Billy Shaw and Billy O'Brien from Clondalkin.

Ronan and Teresa Dunne from Tullamore with their children Eoghan (age 5), Keelin (age 9) and Ciara (age 7).

Joanne and Andy Byrne with their son Cian (age 3) from Finglas, Dublin.

Ronan Dunne from Tullamore with his son Eoghan (age 5).

Oliver (age 8), Hollie (age 6) and Maura (age 8) Quail .

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