David Wood catches up with Make-A-Wish Hobart branch Vice President, Amanda Street  on World Wish Day on 29 April.

 

The day is a special celebration for many Tasmanian families, as it marks the beginnings of Make-A-Wish, the children’s charity that makes the wishes of children and teenagers fighting life-threatening medical conditions come true.

 

The very first wish happened in the USA 1980 when two state troopers in Arizona rallied their colleagues and the community to grant the wish of five-year-old Chris Greicius, battling leukaemia, who wished to be a police officer.

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Make-A-Wish is now the largest wish granting organisation in the world, bringing hope, strength and joy to really sick children in almost 50 countries.

To acknowledge World Wish Day, the Hobart branch have launched the ticket sales for their upcoming ball to be held on Saturday 30 July .

Amanda Street, Vice President of the Hobart branch says she is proud to be a part of the Hobart branch and looks forward to World Wish day each year.

The 2016 Make-A-Wish ball on Saturday 30 July. Tickets can be purchased by calling  1300 795 257 or online http://tixtas.com.au/Home.aspx#events

 

For information on how you can sponsor the event, please contact the Hobart branch via hobartmakeawish@hotmail.com