7 April 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Wish Day will take place this Friday (8th April) in Cork with a large number of volunteers and supporters involved in activities throughout the city and county, to celebrate and support the work of Make-A-Wish Ireland.
Make-A-Wish volunteers in Cork City Centre, Ballincollig, Fermoy, Macroom, Mahon Point, Mallow, Midleton will be raising awareness for the work of Make-A-Wish while also raising funds in Cork through the sale of specially designed Make-A-Wish badges.
Make-A-Wish Ireland is funded exclusively through fundraising and donations and since the organisation was established, 160 children from Cork with life threatening illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy have had their wishes come through with Make-A-Wish.
According to Irene Timmins, Head of Fundraising for Make-A-Wish, “Make-A-Wish volunteers will be visible throughout Cork on Wish Day, Friday 8th April. I would like to thank every single volunteer who is giving up their time on the day to help the charity raise money for brave children in Cork and across Ireland. So if you see the Make-A-Wish volunteers, be sure to support them, safe in the knowledge that your generosity will help deserving children on our waiting list.”