Help make sick kids’ wishes come true

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ 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.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Make A Wish vol­un­teer and re­cruit­ment co-or­di­na­tor Judy Wright and area co-or­di­na­tor Sue Pick­er­ing.

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