It has been a very strange and worrying week here in Ireland as the Coronavirus continues to spread in Europe. It has resulted in schools and colleges closing here for the next two weeks and everyone has been affected in one way or another. No doubt restrictions will continue beyond the two weeks. It’s going to be a tough few months.
Everyone will have different challenges to face but I feel sorry for Charities who rely so heavily on fundraising to support the vital work they do in the community. Make-A-Wish foundation cancelled their annual fundraising day on 13th March in the interests of health and safety as a result of Coronavirus.
Make-A-Wish Ireland are a wonderful charity who grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. They have granted more than 2,600 wishes to children across Ireland since 1992. Last year they granted 181 wishes. As they say,
‘A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.’
I don’t have any affiliation with Make-A-Wish but I do work for a charity and I know the work that goes into fundraising and how important fundraising is to enable them to continue to operate. According to their website, Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding, and relies overwhelmingly on the kindness of the Irish public to continue granting wishes. So having to cancel a fundraising day such as this one will have a significant impact on the work that they will be able to do this year.
So if like me, you would like to support Make-A-Wish Ireland from the safety of your home, you can text ‘MYWISH’ to 50300 to donate €4. Let’s continue to support each other, albeit from a distance. Supporting each other will help us all get through the next number of weeks and months.
For more information on Make-A-Wish Ireland visit their website at http://www.makeawish.ie.
#makeawish #irishcharities #charity #supporteachother #donate