02 Dec Holly's Dream Come True…
L-R Cinderella, Andrew Pearce, (back) Holly’s mum Wendy,
Rob Pearce (centre) Holly Joiner Mason
Creatiques Bridal Boutique in Albert Road, Southsea, surprised, Holly Joiner-Mason, by granting her wish to be a princess for a day.
Holly, 25 from Portchester, suffers with a medical condition called ‘Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome’, a combination of medical problems which can vary in every case.
The surprise was organised after Holly’s mum, Wendy, mentioned to the co-owners of the bridal shop, Andrew and Rob Pearce, about her daughter’s condition and her wish to travel to Disneyland to meet a Disney princess and be a princess for a day herself.
Sadly, Holly’s condition is now terminal, there is no more the doctors can do and she will not be able to make the trip to Disney, so Rob and Andrew arranged for Cinderella to come to the store, courtesy of my little princess parties and hand deliver Holly’s very own Justin Alexander bridal gown (as a gift from the designer himself), boxed and gift wrapped especially for her by Boxed Bridal.
It didn’t stop there, John Snowden, professional photographer was asked to come along to photograph the whole event as a keepsake for Holly to remember her day.
Holly, princess for a day with her sister Ellie-May, Andrew went on to create a hair design for Holly and dressed her as a real princess complete with her own sparkling tiara.
Wendy, Holly’s mum, said, “Holly was choked up and speechless on the day, which doesn’t often happen. The whole experience for her was amazing. She said it was the best day of her life. She felt like every women should feel on her wedding day, like a true princess.
“Holly’s sister Ellie-May and I are truly amazed and humbled at such genuine kindness shown by everyone involved for all their hard work.”
Also on Holly’s wish list, is to raise awareness of her condition and raise funds to buy an Accu Vein for Queen Alexander Hospital urology unit.
Accu Vein is a vein finder and vein illumination device which can make venipuncture, blood draw, and IV insertion easier and quicker and less uncomfortable for patients.
After spending almost four months in hospital this year, having multiple I.V. Cannula’s, a very painful and uncomfortable process, Holly is determined to raise funds for this expensive piece of portable equipment for the unit, which could help children, elderly and anyone with similar issues in the future.
Miss G (aka Andrew Pearce) will be performing on the 20th March 2015, at the Sailors Home Club, Queens Street, Portsea on behalf of Holly’s charity appeal to help raise the £12,000 needed to buy the portable Accu Vein for QA Hospital.
If you want to know more about how you can donate to Holly’s cause, please contact Wendy Joiner-Mason on
02392 785723 or visit www.gofundme.com/happyholly Holly already has a cheque for £1,000.
If you’d like tickets for the Miss G show please visit www.fabulous-missg.co.uk