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*** NO REPROUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 23/4/2017 : The Oscars were in town yesterday as eight LauraLynn families attended the screening of their short films at the second annual LauraLynn Oscars Night. 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. 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. Picture Conor McCabe Photography. MEDIA CONTACT : Michelle Tritschler, MKC Communications mobile 086 3846630 or email [email protected]

The Oscars came to town and for eight deserving families this weekend.

Children’s charity LauraLynn organised the special event for eight children with life limiting conditions.

MC’d by top entrepreneur and Snapchat queen Marissa Carter, the dazzling event took place at the Odeon Cinema in Charlestown, where children got to walk the red carpet in style.

Special: Eight children got to walk the red carpet | Conor McCabe Photography

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.”

Big day: Marissa Carter hosted the event | Conor McCabe Photography

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.

You can donated to LauraLynn Children’s Hospice right HERE.