2 new fundraisers have joined the team for When You Wish Upon A Star covering the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire areas.

Regional Fundraisers Ruth Wallbank and Helen Rook have recently joined the team at When You Wish Upon A Star and will be using their experience and knowledge in raising the profile of the charity in the area. Their work will support granting wishes for local children suffering with life threatening illnesses. 

Having granted over 17,500 wishes since their story began in 1990, the charity has expanded to include trips to Lapland to meet Father Christmas as well as visits from a favourite Disney character and purchasing specially adapted equipment.

Ruth said ‘The impact these wishes have on children and their families is huge. We come in at a time where a family may be struggling to make ends meet, their lives have been turned upside-down and they are often spending huge parts of the week in and out of hospitals. If we can give a family even just a day of quality time together, they can make precious memories with their brave children that will last a lifetime.’  

Helen said ‘The role at When You Wish Upon A Star is very exciting for us as we have lot’s of scope to raise awareness and expand our supporter base in the area. We have plans for our own fundraisers as well as inspiring and supporting new and existing donors with their fundraising activities too, not to mention big plans for our 30th anniversary in 2020! You can keep up to date by following our Facebook page facebook.com/WhenYouWishLincsAndYorks/’

If you are interested in supporting the charity and playing a part in granting wishes for children, please do get in touch. It could be hosting a tea party, running a quiz night or perhaps your organisation want to sponsor one of the existing events. The charity relies solely on donations, so every penny counts towards delivering magical experiences and days out for children when they need it the most. Ruth and Helen would welcome the opportunity to deliver a presentation including stories of the wishes granted so far.

To find out more about how you can have an impact, please contact Helen on helen.rook@whenyouwish.org.uk or Ruth on ruth.wallbank@whenyouwish.org.uk 

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