Dreams come true for lucky youngsters

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Delighted youngsters had their Christmas wishes granted as part of a £10,000 festive campaign by Junction 32 Shopping Outlet.

Shoppers were invited to drop their dreams into at the centre’s wishing machine throughout December.

Generous Corey McNichol - who only asked for ‘everyone to be happy’ - was granted an iPod Touch, some Lego and a teddy bear for his sister and a selection box for each of his classmates.

Nine-year-old Sienna Singleton, who has a heart condition, received a laptop so she can Skype the friends she has made during her many hospital stays and Jack Shelton, two, got a selection of Fireman Sam goodies.

Kerry Singleton, Sienna’s mum, said: “Sienna absolutely loved visiting the wishing machine and the wishmakers made such a fuss of helping her decide what to wish for.

“She was so shocked to find her wish was actually being granted and is excited to start speaking to her friends over Skype. I really can’t thank Junction 32 enough for making Sienna’s wish come true.”

The scheme saw wishes granted to deserving people, schools, foodbanks and animal homes.

Abigale Stones Crowley, seven, asked for a telescope to see Santa arriving, Daniel Cook, four, asked for a Spiderman outfit and goodies while Hayden Spencer, aged nine, received a large box of Moaoms to share with his sister and Lego Dimensions. Maddison Eyre got a ballet barre, Joey Verbakel, four, got a guitar and keyboard and sisters Evie and Kara Bettley were gifted a Barcelona FC kit and Playdoh.

Poppy Smith asked for a Zoomer Kitty, as did Lexi Grace Renwick, who was also granted a £125 spa voucher for her mum.

Lisa Measures, marketing manager, said: “We had such a wonderful start to the Christmas period here at Junction 32, courtesy of our wishmakers and magnificent wishing machine.

“As Christmas is all about giving it’s been lovely to give a little extra to our local community and see so many Christmas wishes being granted.”