The Make A Wish Foundation exist for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a life-changing bedroom makeover; the wishes are varied, personal and, most importantly, magical.
We’ve been working with Make A Wish since 2012 and during this time have raised over £10,000 by recycling used inkjet & toner cartridges. We are proud to support this very special charity who go above and beyond to grant very special wishes to very special children; their dreams made a reality at a time when they need it most. Make A Wish believe that a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope.
Abbie, aged 13, is living with chronic kidney failure as well as scoliosis. She was born with only one small kidney and within the first five days of her life she had two operations. In 2012 Abbie also had a 7 hour spinal operation which unfortunately hasn’t straightened her spine and at present she is wearing a spinal brace to try to prevent further spinal surgery. This makes day-to-day life difficult for Abbie but she still always manages to have a smile on her face.
Make A Wish asked Abbie what she wanted for her wish, she simply said that more than anything she wanted to take her whole class to the cinema followed by a meal at Nandos but if that was too expensive she would be happy to go to KFC. She often recalls fond memories of a class trip to the cinema last year.
Abbie is very quiet and was apprehensive when her renal consultant put her forward for a wish because she doesn’t like being the centre of attention. That’s why she was so excited at being able to share the wish with her classmates.
Abbie’s simple wish is a reflection of her humble personality, saying that if she couldn’t have her first wish, she would like new books for her class as she wanted to make sure all her class could benefit from her wish.
Make A Wish decided that Abbie needed a special wish for being such an extraordinary girl. On the day of her wish a Hummer arrived at her school to pick up her class of 14 and take them in style to the cinema. They were greeted with a red carpet at the cinema and given popcorn and a drink before watching Despicable Me 3 in their own private screening. After the cinema, she and her class had lunch at Nandos before returning to school in the Hummer.
Help Make A Wish grant more wishes to little miracles like Abbie. Join us by recycling your inkjet & toner cartridges to raise vital funds for this exceptional charity.