15 February 2016
By Tom Collins
To date, 160 children from Cork have had their wishes come through with Make-A-Wish® Ireland since the organisation started in Ireland in 1992. Each year, Make-A-Wish ensures that wishes are granted to children who are battling life threatening medical conditions such as cancer, brain tumours, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and many others.
Make-A-Wish is 100% funded through donations and fundraising and to support the ongoing work with children from Cork and throughout Ireland, Make-A-Wish need the help of volunteers in Cork to keep the great work going. Wish Day will take place on Friday 8th April and Make-A-Wish is seeking the help of 130 volunteers throughout Cork to give just a few hours of their time to support Make-A-Wish.
Irene Timmins Head of Fundraising for Make-A-Wish said, “On Wish Day, Friday 8th April, volunteers throughout Cork will be raising awareness for the work of Make-A-Wish while also helping to raise funds through the sale of beautifully designed badges. A successful Wish Day will enable us to grant more wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions. We have brave children on our waiting list from Cork and with the support of people from throughout the community, Make-A-Wish can grant the wishes to these deserving children.”
Wish Day will take place across Ireland on Friday 8th April and Make-A-Wish volunteers will be located throughout Cork. To sign up to volunteer visit www.makeawish.ie or contact Barbara Kilbride on (01) 2052012 / firstname.lastname@example.org