Make a Wish Ireland

Cannonball Charity for 2017

Make-A-Wish® Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years who are living with life-threatening medical conditions, enriching the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routine of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since inception in 1992 over 2,000 wishes have been granted in Ireland. Make-A-Wish believes a wish can have a lasting impact on a child's life. A wish can create moments of joy – and memories that last a life-time.


Make-A-Wish receives no government funding and depends on the generosity of the general public to continue granting wishes. Make-A-Wish is signed up to the Triple Lock for Charities which includes the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland; SORP, the Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting and Reporting by Charities; and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

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