Make-A-Wish is gearing-up for its second annual Wish Band Day on Thursday 10 April. This is the one day a year that Make-A-Wish volunteers from all over Ireland come together in streets and shopping centres to sell “Wish Bands” – wristbands in four colours: red, blue, white and green – supporters can choose their favourite team or county colours.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness for the work the charity does and to raise the funds we need to continue with our mission. The first Wish Band Day in 2013 was a huge success, raising €53,000 to help Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. This year we have doubled our target to €100,000. It’s ambitious, but with your help, we can do it.
Make-A-Wish have been working together with the Camogie Association for the last year and a half and know that your support will make a huge difference.
There are over 200 eligible Wish Children waiting to have their wish granted and because the charity receives no government funding whatsoever, Make-A-Wish needs your help to raise the funds which are essential to grant their wishes.
Volunteers are needed on every street in Ireland, so if you can give just a few hours of your time on Thursday 10 April, why not sign-up to join the Make-A-Wish “Band of Heroes” and join the team of fantastic volunteers in your local area. Gather your friends, have fun, and help make a real difference to a child’s life.
Alternatively, if you think your club, school or workplace would be able to take a small box of 50 wish bands to sell, let us know and we can arrange for delivery.
To find out more, visit makeawish.ie or contact Lisa McEntee in Make-A-Wish on (01) 205-2007 or e-mail email@example.com.