Dreams that do come true

Adele Rennie is pictured with Sean, Karen and John from Scotland Gas Network who fund-raised for the Dreamz 4 u, allowing Adele to meet her favourite pop band, JLS.
Adele Rennie is pictured with Sean, Karen and John from Scotland Gas Network who fund-raised for the Dreamz 4 u, allowing Adele to meet her favourite pop band, JLS.

Dreams do come true, something that one teenager from Brechin has just found out (writes Shona Beaton).

Adele Rennie, a fan of pop band JLS, had always dreamed of meeting her pop idols. Now thanks to the charity Dreamz4U that is exactly what she is going to do.

Adele, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, was presented with tickets which will not only allow her to watch the boy-band perform at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh but will meet them back-stage after the show.

Lee-Ann Alexander from Dreamz4U explained: “Adele spends a lot of her time in Ninewells and we met her when we were at the children’s ward at Ninewells handing out Easter eggs.

“At the time she was wearing a JLS jumper and that got Jim Michie, chief executive of Dreamz4U, thinking.

“We managed to get tickets organised for Adele to meet JLS and it then went from there.

“Scottish Gas Network raised money for Dreamz4U and that money has gone towards this dream. When Adele was presented with the tickets she was all over the place. Once she had settled down from that surprise we then informed her that she was also going to get to meet the band members.

“There were a lot of tears.”

Jim Michie set up the charity Dreamz4U in April 2007 to make sick and disabled children’s dreams come true.

The charity which runs across Scotland has made over 500 children’s dreams come true.

Dreams has ranged from enabled a child to make sausage rolls to a girl getting the chance to travel to New York to watch Lady Gaga in concert.

Adele is now looking forward to attending the concert on July 1.

For a photograph turn to page nineteen.