Olly Murs makes dream come true for Leeds youngster

12 year old Dominic from Leeds is currently living with Morquio Disease.
12 year old Dominic from Leeds is currently living with Morquio Disease.
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A seriously ill boy from Leeds had his dreams come true when he was able to meet X-Factor star Olly Murs.

Dominic Nowland-Wall, from Moor Allerton is currently living with Morquio Disease. His condition requires enzyme replacement therapy at Manchester Children’s Hospital every week.

However the youngster is music-mad, and loves Olly very much in particular.

The 12 year old loves music and his greatest wish was to meet Olly Murs. The singer has been an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine since 2012 and regularly gives up his time to help grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK.

The exclusive meeting took place at he Grosvenor Hotel, London Victoria, where Olly spent some time chatting to Dominic before posing for photos.

When it was Dominic’s turn to ask his idol a question, Dominic asked him “How long does it take to do your hair?!” to which Olly replied “It takes my hairdresser about half an hour, with LOTS of hairspray!”

Olly added: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet such an amazing bunch of kids with Rays of Sunshine. They all had such enthusiasm and it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with them. I love being an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine – they do incredible work putting smiles on the faces of children just like Dominic and I hope to be involved for many years to come.”

The 12 year old boy’s wish was made possible with the help of Rays of Sunshine’s corporate partners, Red Rock Entertainment, a film investment company, based at the world famous Elstree Studios in Borehamwood. Red Rock Entertainment supports Rays of Sunshine by sponsoring wishes and enabling our wish children to take part in some exclusive behind the scenes experiences within the film industry.

For more information about Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk.

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