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Louisa and Phoebe had a dream of going to Dublin. After hard work and determination, working their fingers to the bone until they were blistered and bleeding, they managed to scrape together enough money to finally live out their dream and take a trip to their favourite city in the world for two nights in June.
They ventured to the airport, and arrived in Dublin in the early hours of the morning. From the moment they stepped off the plane and heard the sweet Irish accent ringing in their ears, a feeling they never before felt rushed through them: a feeling of belonging and hope. They proceeded to make their way around the city: one could say they “painted the town green”, and with the help of their good friend Brendon, they learned the ins and outs of Dublin life and discerned that this was the life for them.
However, heartbreakingly, this was not enough. Although they agreed that their two nights in the city were some of the best nights of their lives, Phoebe and Louisa realised that as human beings, Dublin is where they belong on this earth, and going back to their dreary, monotonous lives in England was simply not an option.
Sadly, their flight back was non-refundable, and having worked so hard to pay for it, Phoebe and Louisa came to the depressing conclusion that they must return to the land of Ket and Easton, where their lives seemed unstimulating and colourless in comparison to the lifestyle led in their favourite city on earth. As they solemnly landed in Stansted, Phoebe and Louisa came to the sobering realisation that they simply would not be able to return to their true home for a long long time due to being so broke and an extreme lack of funds coming into their bank accounts, and this thought was enough to make them contemplate jumping out of the plane on the way home.
And this is where the help of JustGiving comes into play. Phoebe and Louisa are anguished and in serious need of your aid. With a number of small donations, they will be able to see out their dreams once more in the captivating city of Dublin, adventuring in the unearthly hours of the morning, meeting citizens of many cultures throughout their stay, and most importantly meet the Irish husband of their dreams.
We urge you to reach deep into your pockets and donate, and we appreciate any money that may be able to be spared; from the smallest of donations to those more generous. Thank you all for taking the time to read our story, and we hope that in the near future we will have the funds to make our dreams possible once again.
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