Blooms The Chemist’s pharmacists, team members and support office are fundraising for Make-A-Wish Australia to help sick kids’ fulfil their dreams.
The pharmacy chain is hosting a multitude of fundraising events and activities to support the charity’s ‘Wear It Blue To Make Wishes Come True’ campaign.
Today Blooms The Chemist is the World Wish Day ‘Matched Giving Partner’. So from 8am for 12 hours (or until funds are exhausted) the pharmacy will match every dollar raised by Make-A-Wish Australia up to a total of $15,000.
Blooms The Chemist stores host morning teas to help sick kids
In addition, stores will be hosting ‘Wear It Blue To Make Wishes Come True’ morning teas across its national network, selling baked goods and encouraging customers to join in their donation efforts.
Blooms has already raise almost $1.7 million in donations.
Emmanuel Vavoulas, CEO, Blooms The Chemist, said “Make-A-Wish Australia is a very important partner for everyone at Blooms The Chemist.
“Since our partnership began in 2016, we’ve taken every opportunity to support the charity and encourage not only our staff, but our partners, suppliers and customers to join us in our fundraising efforts.”
The money raised helps grant the wishes of more than 900 critically ill children currently on their Wish Journey, including the wish of six-year-old Manny, who was diagnosed with Wilms tumour.
Manny’s wish is to visit a Magical Lane where the butterflies and fairies live for a big fairy adventure. Marie, Manny’s mum, said that the wish has given Manny something to look forward to.
“The wish lets Manny know that she is so special, and for everything that she went through, this is what she gets at the end,” Marie said.
Australian charity has more than 900 kids to help
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 550,000 wishes globally. In Australia, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 10,000 wishes and currently has over 900 children on their wish journey.
Make-A-Wish Australia’s CEO, Sally Bateman, said “As a registered Australian charity, Make-A-Wish Australia receives no government funding, so we are reliant on support and donations from our corporate partners, ambassadors and the wider Australian community to make life-changing wishes come true.”