Myleene Klass has joined forces with Fairy to launch the latest campaign to encourage the whole nation to help grant the wishes of children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.
The Fairy and Make-A-Wish Foundation® partnership is now in its seventh year and aims to help make even more magical wishes come true for children across the country. Whether their wish is to take a ride in a helicopter, have their very own private playground built, or to have a bedroom makeover, the charity can make it happen.
According to research by Make-A-Wish, at any one time in the UK there are around 20,000 children and young people living with life-threatening illnesses. So far this year, Make-A-Wish’s wide network of supporters and dedicated volunteers have granted wishes for over 650 children and young people. Samuel and Ella are just two of the children who have had magical wishes come true thanks to the charity.
Five year-old Samuel lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and wanted to be a fireman for a day. Samuel and his family were picked up by a limousine and taken to a local fire station where he was kitted out with a fireman’s uniform and shown the duties of a real fire fighter. He was later presented with a certificate by the Watch Manager following an assault course test.
Eight year-old Ella lives with a Spinal Tumour and wished for a day of pampering so that she could take a break from her relentless trips to the hospital, which she has had to endure since the age of two. Ella and her family were whisked off to a hotel and spa where she was ‘beautified’ ahead of a truly magical horse-drawn carriage ride around the hotel’s stunning gardens. Ella is also being featured on special packs of Fairy this Christmas.
Wishes rely on the community support from people like the Watch Manager at the fire station that Samuel visited and the owner of the hotel where Ella stayed, to help grant wishes. By buying special packs of Fairy this winter you can also help to make the magical wishes of children, like Samuel and Ella, come true.
In support of the campaign, Myleene Klass commented: “I’m delighted to be involved in the Fairy and Make-A-Wish initiative to make wishes come true for seriously ill children and young people. I urge people to get involved and help Fairy make more wishes come true. I hope lots of people feel inspired by those who have already helped so many wishes become a reality for children across the country.”
Find out how you can get involved and how to donate over at http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/