Help make sick kids’ wishes come true
■ The Make A Wish Foundation is calling for more help in Karratha as volunteer numbers have dwindled significantly in the past year.
Karratha volunteer and recruitment co-ordinator Judy Wright said the foundation had helped many children in Karratha realise their dreams.
“What we’re really after is people who would like to put up their hand and help the lives of children with life-threatening diseases,” she said.
“We not only have a Make A Wish child here at the moment, but we also have children from Karratha who have fought back and are now having children of their own.
“It’s lovely to see some of these Make A Wish children grow up.”
Make A Wish area co-ordinator Sue Pickering said the foundation was also hoping to provide more awareness in the Pilbara.
“Last year we granted more than 500 wishes, this year we’re hoping to grant 600 wishes and by another seven years they would like to grant 2000 wishes,” she said.
“There are six children diag- nosed with a life-threatening disease every day.”
Ms Pickering said the Karratha community had been supportive of the cause.
Mrs Wright said anyone wanting to volunteer could call her on 0439 932 104.
Make A Wish volunteer and recruitment co-ordinator Judy Wright and area co-ordinator Sue Pickering.