Wednesday 18 January 2017

WATCH: Heart-wrenching new Make-A-Wish video is guaranteed to make you think

Published 08/08/2016 | 20:52

Their new campaign focuses on how Make-A-Wish grant wishes last many lifetimes.
Their new campaign focuses on how Make-A-Wish grant wishes last many lifetimes.

Make-A-Wish Ireland has launched its new #MakeMemories campaign and it's guaranteed to make you think.

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Make-A-Wish Ireland grants wishes for children aged between 3 and 17, with a life-threatening medical condition.

Their new campaign focuses on how Make-A-Wish grant wishes last many lifetimes.

Once a child is nominated to Make-A-Wish Ireland the team of staff and volunteers take over to work with the child, their siblings and family to help make their wish come true.

Susan O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish Ireland said that Make-A-Wish wanted to be able to help fulfil the wishes of every child that is referred.

She said: "To allow Make-A-Wish to continue to make these memories we need the continued support and generosity of the Irish public, communities, businesses and organisations. As a charity Make-A-Wish Ireland receives 100% of its funding from this fundraising activity."

Wishes that children in Ireland have experienced include Niamh Gavin (12) and her wish was to get a wand in Harry Potter Land in Universal Florida, Matthew Power (10) had his wish granted to go on a sun holiday with his family, Maeve Harkin (14) wanted to meet her favourite brand, The Script and Gavin Dennehy (18) who got to meet his childhood sporting hero Christiano Ronaldo in 2010. 

Since it was founded in Make-A-Wish Ireland has granted wishes to over 1900 children in Ireland with life threatening illnesses.

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