The Sweetest Thing

The Irish Mirror revealed the details of The Edge’s winning bid at the Make A Wish charity auction in Dublin. He bid EUR85,000 to see that the dream of a four-year-old girl with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, is fulfilled.

Alice Dillon’s dream is to be turned into a princess for a day. With the money raised at the auction, she will dressed in a pink gown and tiara, collected by a horse-drawn carriage, and taken to a castle, where she will be given a party for her and her friends.

To ensure that enough money was raised to make Alice’s dream come true, The Edge bid against himself several times and forced the price to go higher.

28 thoughts on “The Sweetest Thing

  1. truly a scholar and a gentleman!!! it must be a nice feeling to be able to realise somebody’s dream come true.

  2. truly a scholar and a gentleman!!! it must be a nice feeling to be able to realise somebody’s dream come true.

  3. It’s great knowing that a member of my favorite band is a caring, generous person. Hats off to The Edge.

  4. It’s great knowing that a member of my favorite band is a caring, generous person. Hats off to The Edge.

  5. I admire Edge’s willingness to spend quite a chunk of change on something like this. Still… I like how U2 is pretty quiet about their financial charitable contributions most of the time. Seems classier that way.

  6. I admire Edge’s willingness to spend quite a chunk of change on something like this. Still… I like how U2 is pretty quiet about their financial charitable contributions most of the time. Seems classier that way.

  7. That’s really generous, if not a little excessive for one day’s activities. Maybe she could use it for a week’s worth of fun.

  8. That’s really generous, if not a little excessive for one day’s activities. Maybe she could use it for a week’s worth of fun.

  9. Edge wasn’t blowing his own horn about this, it was a public auction. The Irish Mirror is blowing the horn.

  10. Edge wasn’t blowing his own horn about this, it was a public auction. The Irish Mirror is blowing the horn.

  11. I think it’s great what he did. I am glad that it was made public because I know a lot of people who think U2 (mainly Bono) just does the charity work for publicity and that they really don’t put their money where their mouth is.

  12. I think it’s great what he did. I am glad that it was made public because I know a lot of people who think U2 (mainly Bono) just does the charity work for publicity and that they really don’t put their money where their mouth is.

  13. I think it’s great what he did. I am glad that it was made public because I know a lot of people who think U2 (mainly Bono) just does the charity work for publicity and that they really don’t put their money where their mouth is.

  14. I think it’s great what he did. I am glad that it was made public because I know a lot of people who think U2 (mainly Bono) just does the charity work for publicity and that they really don’t put their money where their mouth is.

  15. Wow, that’s a really cool and considerate thing to do,…bravo The Edge. In this day and age, it’s nice to see people in this world haven’t stopped thinking of others, who are less fortunate.
    Right on!

    -Matt

  16. Wow, that’s a really cool and considerate thing to do,…bravo The Edge. In this day and age, it’s nice to see people in this world haven’t stopped thinking of others, who are less fortunate.
    Right on!

    -Matt

  17. VONB,

    You and I have a different interpretation of lucy and far2busy’s posts. The use of “still…” in lucy’s post made it seem like Edge put out a press release and far2busy agreed with her.

  18. VONB,

    You and I have a different interpretation of lucy and far2busy’s posts. The use of “still…” in lucy’s post made it seem like Edge put out a press release and far2busy agreed with her.

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