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TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

(a) Competition closes on Friday 23rd February

(b) You must be over 16 years of age to enter. You must also sign up to volunteer for Wish Day by the competition closing date and fulfil your commitment to volunteer on Friday 9th March

(c) One entry per person

(d) Prize consists of one pair of tickets to Harry Styles at 3Arena Dublin on Monday 16th April

(e) Prize value is €121. No cash alternative will be offered

(f) Winner will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday 13th March

(g) Name of winner will be published on Make-A-Wish Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday 14th

External Fundraising for Make-A-Wish

Terms & Conditions

1. Fundraiser agrees to provide Make-A-Wish Ireland with all net proceeds from the event no more than 30 days after the event.
2. Any anticipated expenses exceeding 50% of the anticipated revenue need to be documented and agreed with Make-A-Wish Ireland prior to the event.
3. Make-A-Wish Ireland is a licensed affiliate of Make-A-Wish Foundation® International, and owner of the registered logo. The logo is not to be used without prior approval from the charity, cannot be altered in any way, and is limited to the Republic of Ireland.
4. Any documentation incorporating the logo must be proof read by Make-A-Wish prior to distribution or publication.
5. The term of the permission granted shall be from the date Make-A-Wish approves the Fundraiser’s proposal until the conclusion of the event, provided that Make-A-Wish has the right to revoke permission if it determines, in its reasonable discretion that the event is or will likely be injurious to the brand.
6. In accordance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public*. The Fundraiser must specify the following on this form, prior to the solicitation of funds:

  • That Make-A-Wish Ireland is the benefiting organisation
  • The actual or anticipated portion of the proceeds that will benefit Make-A-Wish Ireland
  • The duration of the campaign

7. In order to avoid inadvertently jeopardising existing relationships between Make-A-Wish and its corporate supporters, the Fundraiser agrees to receive prior approval from Make-A-Wish before soliciting corporations, businesses, celebrities, sports teams or individuals that are listed on our website, for cash or in-kind donations relating to the event.
8. Fundraiser agrees to:

  • Complying with all applicable laws during the planning, promotion and conduct of the event
  • All required insurance licenses and permits will be obtained by Fundraiser and will be in force until the conclusion of the event
  • The Event will result in no cost or expense to Make-A-Wish Ireland whatsoever.
  • Indemnify and hold Make-A-Wish Ireland harmless from any claims of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to the event.

9. Fundraiser may not open a bank account in Make-A-Wish Ireland’s name, nor may it endorse or attempt to negotiate any cheques made payable to Make-A-Wish Ireland, all of which must be promptly forwarded to Make-A-Wish Ireland for processing.
10. Please note that we don’t allow our supporters to knock door-to-door.
11. Make-A-Wish Ireland accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss, injury or claim arising from this event and adequate insurances should be arranged by the organisers to provide cover for any claims that may arise.
12. All buckets used in collections MUST be sealed at all times, in accordance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public*.
13. Celebrity Ambassadors: Make-A-Wish Ambassadors have very kindly offered their time to specific scheduled annual events organised by Make-A-Wish and for the purposes of granting wishes throughout the year and are unable to be approached for any other events other than those listed. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

*Make-A-Wish Ireland is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

Planning

  • Endeavour to sell any tickets prior to an event to reduce the need for cash collection on the day of an event.
  • Make pricing of tickets or goods for sale sensible (for example, 50 cent, €1, €10, €100 etc) in order to minimise cash handling. All tickets for sale are pre-numbered and sales and takings reconciled.
  • Nominate one individual with overall responsibility for overseeing cash handling.
  • Consider ways in which cash can be held securely, for example, through the use of money belts.

At the Event

  • Issue round quantities of tickets or programmes with sellers signing for the quantity received.
  • Unsold tickets or programmes are returned and reconciled with the record of cash received from each seller.
  • Discrepancies should be investigated without delay.
  • To avoid sellers accumulating significant amounts of cash, pre-designated collectors should collect cash. Alternatively, secure cash-receiving locations should be available to sellers.
  • Collections are recorded on a summary with a signature from the sellers signifying the amount of cash collected. In certain circumstances it may not be practical for cash to be counted at interim stages during the course of an event, however, a record that a collection has been made should be evidenced by signatures from both collectors and sellers.
  • All final amounts including floats are collected and recorded from all locations at the end of an event.

Data Protection

Personal Information
In order to respond to your enquiries or manage future interactions it may be necessary to ask for personal information such as your name, address, email address and phone number. We may use this information to respond to your requests or to contact you by post, email or phone to inform you of new products, services or promotions that we offer.

If you request a service or submit content to our website we may need to contact you for additional information required to process or fulfil your request. However, unless compelled by applicable legislation, we will not provide this information to a third party without your permission, except as necessary to process your enquiry or fulfil your requests. This website may use technology that lets us collect certain technical information like your IP address, operating system, your browser type, traffic patterns and the address of any referring websites.

Security
Please note that, although no system of technology is completely infallible, Make-A-Wish Ireland has endeavoured to take appropriate measures to prevent risks of unauthorised access to or improper use of your personal information.

Accuracy of Collected Data
Make-A-Wish Ireland will, on its own initiative or at your request, update or erase any erroneous or outdated personal data retained by us.

Thanks for signing up for Wish Day

Thank you

Thank you for your support with Wish Day, we are so delighted to have you on board. Please place this date in your diary and your local coordinator will be in touch with you the week of Wish Day.

Spread the word about Wish Day Friday 9th March in your local area and bring a friend! We need as many volunteers as possible.

Please use #WishDay on all social media. Contact Daragh@makeawish.ie with any queries.

Many thanks for your continued support and welcome to new volunteers!

 

If you would like to support Make-A-Wish you can Text WISHES to 50300 to donate €2 to Make-A-Wish Ireland. 100% of the text cost goes to Make-A-Wish, across most network providers. Some Providers apply VAT, which means a minimum of €1.80 will go to Make-A-Wish. Service Provider LIKECHARITY 076 6805278.

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Governance

We are fully committed to achieving the highest standards

As a charity seeking donations from the public we at Make-A-Wish Ireland aim to comply with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public and commit to our Donor Charter.

For further information, please refer to the information below or contact us on +353 (0)1 2052007 or info@makeawish.ie or click here to complete our contact form.

Volunteer

Get involved and volunteer

Get involved and volunteer, whilst gaining new skills, making new friends and having lots of fun. Whether you want to get involved in wish-granting, fundraising or organising events, we have a role for you!

Contact volunteering on +353 1 205 2012 or info@makeawish.ie

Volunteer

Get involved and volunteer

Get involved and volunteer, whilst gaining new skills, making new friends and having lots of fun. Whether you want to get involved in wish-granting, fundraising or organising events, we have a role for you!

Contact volunteering on +353 1 205 2012 or info@makeawish.ie

Fundraising

Use your skills, talent and expertise

What better way to use your skills, talent and expertise than to give your time to fundraise for Make-A-Wish? Work with us to raise money for seriously ill children throughout Ireland and find out how you can help below.

You can organise a fundraiser or set-up a legacy, ensuring the granting of much needed wishes.

Events

Challenge yourself, take part & get involved

There are many ways you can help Make-A-Wish grant wishes to seriously ill children throughout Ireland. From signing-up to run the marathon on our behalf to volunteering for Wish Day, your participation makes a difference.

See some of the ways you can get involved today through our events below or contact us on +353 1 205 2012 or info@makeawish.ie

Donate Gifts-in-Kind

Another great way to help Make-A-Wish

Another great way for your organisation to help Make-A-Wish is by making a donation of products or services. For example, to help us with the cost of wish travel, we are thrilled to have the support of Aer Lingus assisting us with the cost of air travel. Here are some of the ways our wish kids could benefit from your gift-in-kind donations:

  • Include a range of products that we can use to help make wishes come true.
  • The range of wishes our imaginative kids and teens make means we often need almost anything; from music products to outdoor equipment, animals – and everything in between.
  • You will be making a direct impact on a really sick child or teenager whose wish will come true thanks to your help.

For more information, contact Gareth or Marjut in the corporate team:

01 205 2012 | Gareth@makeawish.ie | Marjut@makeawish.ie

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsors are essential in helping Make-A-Wish accomplish its mission. Through the generosity of businesses ranging from family-owned local enterprises to some of the world’s largest corporations, we are able to share the power of a wish.

Make-A-Wish is dedicated to building long-term, integrated, and mutually beneficial strategic alliances with corporate sponsors. Every cause-corporate programme is designed to advance both the sponsor’s business goals and the Make-A-Wish mission.

We are grateful for each prospective sponsor’s passion for our mission and desire to work on behalf of wish kids. In order to create programs that are sustainable, we must limit our activities to those that generate significant resources and are an appropriate brand fit for the organisation.
Guidelines for consideration as a sponsor.

Make-A-Wish:

  • Will only work with companies that have been in business for at least one year.
  • Is not currently considering participation in affinity programs.
  • Does not sell, loan or distribute its mailing list or e-mail addresses to third parties.
  • Does not consider promotions that utilise direct mail, telemarketing or door-to-door.
  • Does not accept proposals that include or are within the following categories: alcoholic beverages, tobacco, adult content or firearms.

Please note: The use of the Make-A-Wish name, logo, or its licensed marks is strictly prohibited until a fully executed License Agreement is in place.

For more information, contact Gareth or Marjut in the corporate team:

01 205 2012 | Gareth@makeawish.ie | Marjut@makeawish.ie

Become A Corporate Partner

Become part of this truly magical story

Companies engage with Make-A-Wish in many different ways; from making donations, to offering goods and services, sponsoring events and campaigns, to facilitating staff fundraising events.

But one thing is common to all our corporate partners; when they see the incredibly positive impact their company can have on families and communities across the country, they want to help grant as many wishes as possible!

Whether your aim is to boost employee morale, build positive associations for your brand or to increase exposure, in the end what makes partnering with us so worthwhile is knowing you have helped bring hope, strength and joy to a child battling a life-threatening illness.

There are many ways we can work together and we are here to help. Contact Gareth, Marjut or Niall in the corporate team for ideas.

01 205 2012 | Gareth@makeawish.ie | Marjut@makeawish.ie | Niall@makeawish.ie

Wishmakers At Work

A unique opportunity for your company to have a positive impact

We do not receive any government funding and rely solely on the generosity and support of individuals. Corporate partnerships are valuable support for us, and help us grant more wishes each year. We can only continue granting wishes thanks to the incredible support of our business partners throughout Ireland.

Wishmakers At Work® is the Make-A-Wish® workplace giving programme that enables employees to plan and coordinate fundraising programs to help grant wishes. This is a unique opportunity for your company to have a positive impact on the lives of people in communities that matter to you.

For more information, contact Gareth or Marjut in the corporate team:

01 205 2012 | Gareth@makeawish.ie | Marjut@makeawish.ie

Corporate Partnerships

Companies helping grant wishes

We love working with companies of all sizes, and there are lots of fun and engaging ways for your company to get involved with Make-A-Wish.

There are many ways we can work together and we are here to help. Contact Gareth or Marjut in the corporate team for ideas.

01 205 2012 | Gareth@makeawish.ie | Marjut@makeawish.ie | Niall@makeawish.ie

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Meet Our Volunteers

Meet Our Volunteers

Volunteering with us is a very special and rewarding experience, you are making a real difference to a child and their families lives.

We currently have over 200 dedicated volunteers in all 26 counties of Ireland and we value every single one of them. Meet some of volunteers and hear their story.

 

Fiona Buckley, Co. Cork

Fiona Buckley has been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish for over 4 years. She has been dedicated from day one. 2 years ago, she took on the role as Lead volunteer in Cork.

Cork has one of largest volunteer bases and she has successfully coordinated wish visits and fundraisers across the county. She has proved an invaluable asset to the staff in the office.

Fiona also works full time as a Primary School Teacher in Cork but still manages to find the time help grant magical wish across they county.

What does it mean to be a volunteer for Make-A-Wish?

“It's hard to put into words the excitement that goes with the wishes. The children and families that we are fortunate enough to meet are truly inspiring. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to help bring something positive to these children and their families during such a difficult time.”

"I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to help bring something positive to these children and their families during such a difficult time."

 

Martina Greene, Co. Roscommon 

Martina has been a volunteer for Make-A-Wish for over 10 years and has given 100% from day one.

She has always promoted Make-A-Wish in home county, Roscommon, and surrounding counties in Connacht. Fellow volunteers have described her passion for Make-A-Wish as infectious. 

How did you get involved in Make-A-Wish?

"I was living in Galway and my friend was involved and I thought it sounded like an amazing thing to do. I love children so it was a bonus to help in some way to help bring some magic into their lives. Hands down, it has been one of the best decisions of my life."

Favourite part of volunteering for Make-A-Wish?

"It's a massive privilege to meet these very brave children and their families at such a difficult time in their lives. I always say you get way more out of it than you put into it."

 

Sue Cave, Co Clare 

Sue has helped grant wishes, train new wish granters, organised local fundraisers (including an 80’s disco night), presented school talks and organised local collections for Wish Day. 

She forms great relations with the wish families, promotes Make-A-Wish in her local community, great communicator with the office & has driven the length and breadth of Clare.

Why volunteer for Make-A-Wish?

“Make-A-Wish brings joy not only to the wish child but to the whole family. This is what makes volunteering for Make-A-Wish so special.”

Volunteer Roles

We need your help

Becoming a volunteer with Make-A-Wish is a very worthwhile and rewarding experience. We are currently recruiting Wish Granting volunteers in the following counties:

Carlow, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford and Westmeath

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Daragh on 01 2052012 or email volunteer@makeawish.ie.

Wish Day

Wish Day is Friday 9th March 2018! 

Wish Day is heading for its 6th year and the event has gone from strength to strength with thanks to Make-A-Wish volunteers and the generosity of the Irish public.

Wish Day raised over €120,000 in 2017 just as Make-A-Wish granted its 2,000th wish. We are so grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who signed up to raise money for the charity in their local area.

By volunteering on Wish Day, you play an essential part in creating positive memories for children battling life-threatening illnesses.

Wish Day Volunteers

To sign-up to volunteer on Wish Day in your local area, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

Sign up before Friday 23rd February to be in with a chance to win Harry Styles concert tickets. See terms and conditions HERE

Challenge Yourself

Are you up for the Challenge?

Make-A-Wish wants to bring supporters together to challenge themselves to reach their full potential – all while helping brave children battling life threatening medical conditions, to receive their one true wish!

The sky’s the limit –your challenge can be anything from a skydive, marathon, triathlon, swim or obstacle race. Just sign up to one of the events listed here , or for those feeling adventurous, you can create your very own fitness challenge!

Whatever way you choose to challenge yourself, be sure to let us know, so that we can give you the support you need to make your fundraising and fitness training a success. To sign up your challenge, please fill out the form below or call the office on 01 205 2012 for further details.

Challenge Sign-up form

Gift Donations

Beautiful and meaningful gifts for any occasion

Charitable donations make beautiful and meaningful gifts for any occasion. By donating to Make-A-Wish Ireland in lieu of a traditional birthday, wedding, or retirement gift, you are helping us continue granting wishes to children in Ireland who are living with life-threatening illnesses.

In return for your generous donation, we will send you out one of our A4 Make-A-Wish Ireland certs as proof of your contribution. We will include your intended recipients name on the cert, and your donation amount if you so choose. 

We will also send you out a Make-A-Wish card, which you can fill out with a personalised message of your own.

For more information get in contact with Niall and he’d be happy to help: niall@makeawish.ie / 01 2052012

Wedding Favours

The most special time of your life

Your wedding day is one of the most special times of your life. It’s an opportunity to create and celebrate amazing memories that last forever. For our brave children, their wish is also an extraordinary moment that creates a lifelong memory.

By donating to Make-A-Wish Ireland in lieu of traditional wedding favours, you are helping us in our goal of granting a wish to every eligible child in Ireland.

In return for your amazing donation we will send you our beautiful A6 tent cards, which are a great addition to your tables and represent your contribution to Make-A-Wish Ireland. If you choose, we will also assign your donation to a wish being granted within your county.

We ask for a minimum donation of €150 and we recommend 2-3 cards per table.

For more information please contact Rachel on 01 205 2012 or email rachel@makeawish.ie.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

1. General

1.1 This website is operated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ireland. Your access to this website is subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read them carefully, as by using this website you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions in full. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please refrain from using our website.

1.2 These terms of use shall be governed by the laws of Ireland. The courts of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of or in connection with these terms and conditions.

2. Intellectual Property (including copyright)

2.1 The information, content and/or graphics, texts, images, logos and software (the “Materials”) contained on this website are either owned or licensed by us and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All ownership rights in the Material remain with us or the relevant third party.

3. Website Use

3.1 Use of this website for the purposes of browsing and/or submitting information to us is permitted. Any other use of the Materials including any form of copying or reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication or display of the Material, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.

3.2 For the avoidance of doubt, no hypertext linking from any third party website to this website is permitted without our express written consent.

4. Website Access

4.1 We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that our website is fully operational at all times. However, due to the nature of interactive services and the internet generally, we cannot guarantee that this website will be free from delays, interruptions or errors and access to this website may be suspended (whether by us or due to external causes) temporarily and/or without notice. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from our website not being available (whether for internal processing reasons or otherwise).

5. Information

5.1 The information provided on our website is provided for information purposes only. Whilst all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that any information contained on the website is correct, we give no representations or warranties, express or implied in relation to its accuracy or completeness.

6. Limitation of Liability

6.1 Due to the fact that we cannot guarantee that our website will be fault free or that the information contained on our website will be correct, we do not accept any liability for any damage or loss suffered by you (whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential loss, including loss of profits) arising as a result of your use of our website or the information contained therein (including any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in such information) or any faults, interruptions or delays in connection with the website

7. Links to Other Websites

7.1 We provide external links to other websites which are operated by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience only. When you access any other website you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over the content or availability or privacy practices of that website. Our inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators.

8. Website Services

8.1 In order to gain access to certain parts of our website, you or your employer will be required to register with us. If you choose or you are provided with a password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. You agree that any information you submit via our website using your password will be done with due care and diligence. You also agree to notify us immediately if your password is lost or misused.

9. Indemnity

9.1. You agree to indemnify and keep us indemnified in respect of all loss or damage suffered by us in connection with your use of this website and in respect of all claims or legal proceedings brought or threatened against us by any third party in connection with your use of this website.

10. Data Collection

10.1 Any personal data collected on our website will be processed in accordance with our privacy policy. Please read this privacy statement carefully as by using our website you consent to such processing.

11. Variation

11.1 We may revise these terms and conditions and/or our privacy statement from time to time. Please check both our terms and conditions and privacy statement regularly to take notice of any changes that we make as by continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Privacy Policy

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Ireland – Privacy Policy

By accessing and using this website, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please exit from this website.

Non-Personal Information Collected Automatically

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Ireland is committed to the protection of the privacy of its website visitors. Please note that we monitor statistics about our users, traffic patterns, and website performance information, but these statistics are not shared with third-parties and do not include any personally identifying information.

Personal Information

In order to respond to your enquiries or manage future interactive user functions it may be necessary to ask for personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. We may use this information to respond to your requests or to contact you via mail, e-mail or phone to inform you of new products, services or promotions that we offer. If you request a service or submit content to this website we may need to contact you for additional information required to process or fulfil your request. However, unless compelled by applicable legislation, we will not provide this information to a third party without your permission, except as necessary to process your enquiry or fulfil your requests. This website may use technology that lets us collect certain technical information like your IP address, operating system, your browser type, traffic patterns and the address of any referring websites.

Security

Please note that, although no system of technology is completely infallible, Make-A-Wish Foundation® Ireland has endeavoured to take appropriate measures to prevent risks of unauthorised access to or improper use of your personal information.

Accuracy of Collected Data

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Ireland will, on its own initiative or at your request, update or erase any erroneous or outdated personal data retained in connection with the operation of this webite.

Visitor Identification

From time to time ‘cookies’ may be placed on your computer to allow us to identify you. This allows us to personalise the site for the user and view how and when specific users visit the site, helping us to improve the website. The use of cookies is an industry standard. Cookies are stored on your computer and used only to view information on your hard drive that was put there by a cookie from this website. If you do not wish to receive cookies you may set your web browser to prevent them.

Changes

Make-A-Wish Foundation® Ireland may change access to this website, or any content, at any time with or without notice.

How do I cancel my Monthly Donation?

Cancelling your monthly donation

If you have chosen to donate monthly to Make-A-Wish Ireland, we are very grateful for your ongoing support. Monthly donations are a lifeline for the charity as they allow us to plan for the future and grant as many special wishes as possible to brave children across Ireland. 

If you wish to cancel your monthly donation, please email info@makeawish.ie with your name, address and details of your donation or fill out our contact form and we will ensure your donation is cancelled promptly. 

Many thanks for your support!

Complaints Procedure

Complaints Procedure

Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the general public and our supporters are of the highest possible standard.

We listen and respond to the views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve.

Make-A-Wish welcome both positive and negative feedback.

View our full Complaints Policy

Donor Charter

Donor Charter

As a charity seeking donations from the public we at Make-A-Wish, aim to comply with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

Our pledge is to treat all our donors with respect, honesty and openness.

We commit to being accountable and transparent so that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Make-A-Wish.

We commit that you, our donors and prospective donors will:

Be informed of Make-A-Wish’s mission, how it intends to use donated resources, and its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purpose.

Be informed of the identity of those serving on our governing board and that the board will exercise prudent judgement in its governing responsibilities at all times.

Have access to the organisation’s most recent financial statements.

Be assured that your gifts will be used for the purpose of our mission statement.

Receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

Be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

Expect that all relationships with individuals representing the organisation will be dealt with professionally.

Be informed whether those seeking donations are employees, volunteers or third party agencies.

Have easily available the agreed procedures for making and responding to complaints.

Have the opportunity for any names to be removed from mailing lists and to be informed if the organisation intends to share its mailing list with third parties.

Receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers to questions you might have of the organisation.

Read more about our compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising by clicking on the button below.

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Guidelines

Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public

Make-A-Wish is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

Make-A-Wish is committed to complying with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public and has formally adopted the guidelines at a meeting of the governing body.

Make-A-Wish confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public by a statement to that effect in its annual report.

Make-A-Wish has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

Make-A-Wish regularly monitors compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.

The Make-A-Wish considers the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public when planning all fundraising activities.

The Make-A-Wish provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.

The Make-A-Wish has appointed the Head of Fundraising to be responsible for compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

The Make-A-Wish ensures that staff are provided with the relevant information on the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public and their implementation.

The Make-A-Wish has a feedback and complaints procedure which is consistent with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. Feedback is recorded for review by the Fundraising Department and is responded to effectively and efficiently.

The Make-A-Wish prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which the organisation is independent of its funding sources.

The Make-A-Wish ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.

The Make-A-Wish is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

For more information on the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public, the full Guidelines are available to read here bu clicking the button below.

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports

Your support is very valuable to Make-A-Wish Ireland and we appreciate all the support that you give. It is important to us that we are open and transparent with our supporters in acknowledgement of their generosity. Our latest Annual Reports can be viewed below.

Annual Reports

Universities & Colleges

Universities & Colleges

Make-A-Wish are so appreciative of the support we receive from Universities and Colleges, as the donations make a significant difference to the lives of children battling illnesses such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart conditions, brain tumours, muscular dystrophy and many others. We would love the opportunity to partner with you to make a difference in the lives of children who truly deserve it. 

From running of events on campus to sourcing venues, Make-A-Wish would like to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved.

Please call 012052012 or email mary@makeawish.ie for more information.

 

First Holy Communion & Confirmation

First Holy Communion & Confirmation

At Make-A-Wish we are often moved by how often children want to support our cause. A First Holy Communion or Confirmation offers children the chance to share their special day with our brave wish children.

By facilitating pupils to donate some of the money they receive to Make-A-Wish, it not only helps make a significant difference to the lives of children across Ireland who spend each day battling life-threatening medical conditions, but hopefully starts a habit of giving which might last a lifetime. 

Download our posters below and let us know if a student or class is interested in helping to create magical memories by emailing mary@makeawish.ie

Every child / class who helps make a difference, will not only receive a special certificate – but their very own Make-A-Wish teddy bear!    

 

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Kids for Wish Kids

Kids for Wish Kids

The Kids for Wish Kids Awards, sponsored by SSE Airtricity and Peter Mark, is designed to encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, build their confidence and create a greater level of social enterprise. Students can take part by developing a mini-company, running an event or taking part in a challenge; and their project can involve an individual or group effort.

 

Now in its fourth year, we are delighted to announce a new business savvy judging panel of experts; Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director of SSE Ireland; Ruth Brett, Marketing Director, Woodie’s; Louise Keaveney, Director, Peter Mark; Gerry Prizeman, Make-A-Wish (Chairperson), Founder and Principal of Prizeman Consulting; and John Halligan T.D. Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

 

 

Application process:

Entries should be submitted to Mary Quille: mary@makeawish.ie or posted to Make-A-Wish, 2 Leopardstown Business Centre, Ballyogan Avenue, Leopardstown, Dublin 18. 

Once submitted, entries will be sent to our panel of judges and the winners will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony in Dublin.

 

Entrants will be judged on: 

  1. Creativity / Entrepreneurship
  2. Marketing / Communications
  3. Commerciality
  4. Sustainability (*new category sponsored by SSE Airtricity)
  5. Funds Raised

*The Sustainability Award recognises ethical, responsible and balanced decision-making, as well as a commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

 

 

2016/17 Awards Winners

 

Fundraising Ideas:

Get Creative: Use your skill or talent to drum up ways to fundraise.

Get Physical: Ever wanted to take part in a fitness challenge? You could take part in a marathon, organise a walk, or even set a Guinness World Record attempt. Recordsetter.com list world records that have been attempted so why not see if there is one you can break?

Get Smart: Organise tutorials or cookery classes, or even invite guest speakers on topics of interest.

Get Arty: Design and sell a product in your local community or school. This can be anything from jewellery, personalised t-shirts, CD’s or the latest craze.

For further details, contact Mary Quille, School Fundraising Officer at mary@makeawish.ie or call the office on 01 205 2012.

 

Resources

www.thinkbusiness.ie

www.ey.com/StartingYourOwnPrivateBusiness

 

Online Fundraising

EveryDayHero

idonate.ie

JustGiving.com

 

Sponsors

 

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Schools & Colleges

What can you do to help?

There are so many ways that your school can get involved and help support Make-A-Wish Ireland, from registering to take part in one of our own events like our hugely popular Kids for Wish Kids Awards or Wish Day, to having a non-unifrom day or cakes sale.

If you would like further information, or need any help at all, please contact Mary Quille on 01 205 2012 or email mary@makeawish.ie and find out how you can help to make the magical wishes come true for children across Ireland living with life-threatening medical conditions!

Legacies

Legacies

Join a growing number of people who have decided to include a gift to Make-A-Wish in their will. You can make a difference by giving the gift of hope for tomorrow.

A legacy is when you leave a sum of money in your will to a charitable cause. How much you choose to leave is up to you, but every single legacy, no matter how large or small, will make a significant difference to the children of Make-A-Wish Ireland.

Leaving a legacy to Make-A-Wish in your will allows you to give a wonderful gift, without affecting your financial situation today.

When making a will, you have the unique chance to provide for an organisation that you care about and leave a lasting contribution. Make-A-Wish, our wish families and our volunteers thank you for considering us.

Download our Legacy Brochure below for more information.

 

Download Legacy Brochure

 

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Buy Gifts

Shop & help grant magical wishes

Make-A-Wish Ireland have provided a selection of quality products for you to purchase online. These work perfectly as gifts, stocking fillers, or even a little something for yourself. All proceeds go towards granting wishes for seriously ill children throughout Ireland.

Click on the products below to read more details or to make a purchase. All prices include postage and packaging. Please note we can only ship to addresses in Ireland.

Corporate Donation

Become a corporate supporter and donate today

Donate

Every donation is hugely important to Make-A-Wish as we receive no government funding and rely completely on the generosity of companies and individuals to continue granting brave children’s wishes. 

Your support will help us create special memories that stay with our wish children and their families forever.

Please help us grant more wishes by making a corporate donation.

Donate

Corporate Partners

Our Proud Corporate Partners

Make-A-Wish have worked with companies of all sizes, and can provide lots of fun and engaging ways for your company to get involved. From making donations, to offering goods and services, sponsoring events and campaigns, to facilitating staff fundraising events, we'll find the best format for you to engage with our wish granting. 

See some of our existing Corporate Partners below - you'll be in good company!

Why Choose Make a Wish?

Why Choose Make a Wish?

We love working with companies of all sizes, and there are lots of fun and engaging ways for your company to get involved with Make-A-Wish.

Companies engage with Make-A-Wish in many different ways; from making donations, to offering goods and services, sponsoring events and campaigns, to facilitating staff fundraising events. But one thing is common to all our corporate partners; when they see the incredibly positive impact their company can have on families and communities across the country, they want to help grant as many wishes as possible!

Whether your aim is to boost employee morale, build positive associations for your brand or to increase exposure, in the end what makes partnering with us so worthwhile is knowing you have helped bring hope, strength and joy to a child battling a life-threatening illness.

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Organise A Fundraiser

Organise A Fundraiser

Make-A-Wish Ireland receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity and support of individuals like you. We’re always looking for new and exciting fundraising events to support, so if you have an interesting idea then we’d love to hear from you.

Fundraising Idea: Bake Sale

Bake Sales are a really fun way to raise funds. All you need to do is decide when and where you're going to sell your treats, and then get baking. Whether you bake cookies, buns, pastries, or a little bit of everything, make sure you have enough for everyone in the area you're planning to sell - your neighbourhood, class, or office. When it comes to setting the price for what you've baked, make sure and keep it fair. If you need a Make-A-Wish Ireland collection bucket to hold the money you make, just ask Niall and he'll send one out to you. Lastly, don't forget to tell people in advance that you're having a bake sale or else they may not have money with them on the day of your event. That's it, have fun and happy baking! 

Fundraising Idea: Quiz Night

Quiz Nights are a fun and inexpensive way to raise funds. The first step is to find a suitable venue that’s available on a good date. Weekend evenings are good as people can travel to the venue at their leisure. If you are hosting your quiz during the week then make sure your start time allows for people to reach the venue after work. When choosing a venue, make sure that it’s conveniently located, has enough space, and that it is quiet enough for your questions to be heard. When choosing your questions for the night, make sure and use a wide variety of topics to give everyone a chance. You can also mix in ‘sound’ and ‘picture’ rounds to keep things interesting. Once all that is ready, you need to promote your event. Social Media is a handy avenue for this, as are posters in local stores, bars, and cafés. Also, don’t forget to send us all the details so we can help!

For help with these ideas, or any others you may have, contact Rachel: rachel@makeawish.ie / 01 2052012

If you would like to organise a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, please get in touch.

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The Wish Process

The Wish Process

Step 1 – Referral

Do you know a child fighting a life-threatening condition, who could benefit from a magical wish?

We accept wish referrals from parents or guardians, medical professionals – or even the children themselves. If you have any questions about the wish process, call us on 01 205 2011 or email wishes@makeawish.ie and we'll be happy to help.

There are two ways to refer a child for a wish:

You can download our referral form and post it back to us. It is important that a parent sign the Form. Please return the form to: Make-A-Wish Ireland, or scan and email it back to wishes@makeawish.ie

Download a referral form

or:

Call the office on 01 205 2011 and request a form by post.

Step 2 – Eligibility

To have their wish granted, a child needs to be aged between 3 and 17 years, and living with a life-threatening medical condition

The child’s treating consultant makes the final determination of whether the child is medically eligible to receive a wish and whether the child is able to participate in the wish.

Step 3 – The Wish

If the child is eligible, Make-A-Wish sends some paperwork to the wish child and family to complete, to learn more about the wish child.

When we receive this information, we'll arrange for our specially trained volunteers to visit the child to find out what their wish is.

Once a child’s wish is approved and authorised by the treating consultant, the wish team sets out to make it come true.

Step 4 – Granting the Wish

After talking with the child, Make-A-Wish set out to create a magical wish experience for the child that will last a lifetime. Every effort is made to include the immediate family in the child’s wish. The wish experience often touches dozens, and sometimes hundreds of people who either help co-ordinate or are directly involved in the wish.

The wish experiences created by us are made possible only through the support of generous donors and volunteers across the country.

View our wishes to see how other children have benefited from Make-A-Wish Ireland's service.

Our Wishes

FAQS

Our Wishes FAQs

If you need answers to your queries, please free to contact us and a member of our team will get back to you with a reply. We have provided answers to some of the more common questions below.

Wishes

Wishes granted with your help

A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Wherever possible, we invite the whole immediate family to share in the wish, to experience moments of joy and make memories to last a life-time. 

We have granted over 2,000 wishes in Ireland, and every wish is unique. Here are just a few of their stories. If you would like to help grant more wishes like these, please donate now.

Careers

Why you should join Make-A-Wish

Are you up for a challenge? Are you a go-getter, with plenty of confidence and energy? Are you passionate our cause? If you can answer yes to these questions then Make-A-Wish wants to hear from you. All Make-A- Wish employees work as a team, with one common goal: to grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Ireland has granted over 2,000 wishes since its inception in 1992. 

All current open vacancies for Make-A-Wish Ireland are listed below. If there are no jobs listed then there are currently no vacancies. If you are interested in volunteering with Make-A-Wish, you can find out more here.

Contact us

Get In Touch

We love to hear from you so contact us to keep in touch, to ask a question, to send a suggestion or comment, to look for information or to volunteer for an event.

We'll get back to you as quickly as possible with a reply.

Our Team, Board and Ambassadors

Our Team, Board and Ambassadors

Make-A-Wish® Ireland has a dedicated Team, Board and Ambassadors who work tirelessly to ensure that the dreams and wishes of thousands of children with life-threatening medical conditions are granted. Our Board provide invaluable expertise and leadership, whilst our specially selected Ambassadors are committed to sharing the Make-A-Wish story. Our Wish Team, along with our valued volunteers, ensure that wish comes true in exactly the way the children imagined it (or better!). 

Thank you for your donation

Thank You

On behalf of our wish children and their families, thank you for your donation.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to grant the wishes of children aged 3 to 17 years who have life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since inception in 1992 we have granted over 2,000 wishes in Ireland. We believe a wish can have a lasting impact on a child’s life. A wish involves the whole family and can create moments of joy – and memories that last a life-time.

Our values serve as the map to attain our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in Ireland. They are a clear guide to our priorities and lead the way in everything we do:

  • Professionalism
  • Transparency
  • Happiness
  • Passion
  • Family Centric
  • Transformative

Visit the Our Wishes section to read some of the unique stories and memories that a wish can create for the families we serve.

Why Volunteer?

There are few experiences more powerful than making a wish come true

Make-A-Wish Ireland welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and we currently have over 200 dedicated volunteers in all 26 counties of Ireland. By volunteering you can gain new skills, make new friends and have fun, all while enjoying the sense of reward that comes from making a difference and knowing you're helping to make wishes come true.

Without our volunteers, we would not be able to grant the wishes that we do, making so many wonderful memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Make-A-Wish volunteers grant wishes, raise money, and support our work across the country.

Volunteer Roles

 Wishgranting: Volunteers assist in determining a child’s one true wish and assisting in the Wishgranting process

Fundraising: Volunteers support key fundraising events, hold their own fundraisers and help to raise awareness of the charity throughout the country.

School Visit Representatives: Volunteers visit schools on our behalf, presenting to students about Make-A-Wish Ireland and represent us at cheque presentations. 

Office administration: Assistance with administrative duties in the office.

Meet our volunteers See Volunteer FAQ

Get Involved

How to make a wish come true today

There are many ways to get involved and to help with granting wishes to seriously ill children throughout Ireland. Whether you donate, volunteer, organise a fundraiser, take part in an event, become a corporate parnter or get your school or college involved, we're hugely grateful and will support you in any way we can. See some suggestions below on how you can assist Make-A-Wish grant dreams to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Upcoming Events

About Us

Make-A-Wish Ireland

Make-A-Wish® Ireland has one simple aim – we grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Since arriving in Ireland in 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,000 brave children. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. 

In all possible cases Make-A-Wish ensures that all immediate family members can participate in the child’s wish. In doing so we provide long-lasting and happy memories for those relatives, whatever the future may hold.

As a well-respected and popular children’s charity, we are fully committed to providing the maximum level of care and enjoyment for our children and their families. We achieve this through a combination of professionalism, attention to detail and sensitivity. Nothing is too much trouble for our children.

We receive no government funding, and rely overwhelmingly on the kindness of people like you to continue with our work and succeed in our aims.

With your generosity we can make a real difference to a child’s life.

View the video below to see how it all began.

How it all began

During a long night-time stakeout kneeling in some desert weeds in the spring of 1980, U.S. Customs Agent Tommy Austin tells Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Ron Cox his problem. His wife’s friend Linda has a small son named Chris Greicius who is probably going to die of leukemia. The seven-year-old boy yearns to be a police officer “to catch bad guys” with Austin. Running into bureaucratic hesitation at Customs, Austin asks Cox if maybe DPS can do something. “I’ll rent a helicopter myself if I have to,” Austin says.

Cox takes the request to DPS spokesman Allan Schmidt and he gives Schmidt carte blanche to grant Chris’ wish.  Soon Austin receives a call from Chris’ mom saying that she doesn’t think he can hang on much longer.

“None of us had any idea what we were getting into at the time,” Schmidt will recall 30 years later. On April 29, Chris comes from Scottsdale Memorial Hospital to the empty lot by DPS. There he and his parents are given a tour.  That’s when Lt. Col. Dick Schaefer gives the boy a “Smokey Bear” hat and one of his own old badges, and Chris becomes Arizona’s first and only honorary DPS officer.

Everyone who meets the beaming boy chewing bubble gum wants to help.  At the end of the day, some of those involved meet in a spontaneous group hug and realise they don’t want the day to be the end of it. They also know they don’t have much time. Two of them, Cox and Eaves, go to John’s Uniforms and order one Chris’ size.  Employees work all night to have it ready the next day.  A group of officers take the uniform to his house, where Shankwitz sets up cones for Chris to steer his battery-powered motorcycle through to qualify for a motorcycle officer’s wings.

But when they return the next day to present the wings to Chris, he’s gone back into the hospital. With his DPS gifts all around him, clutching his new wings, Chris gives a last smile for the men who have done so much for him in such a short time. He passes May 3.

“He was only seven years, 269 days old when he died. But he taught me about being a man. Even though he was only a boy. I can tell you that because of meeting Chris, I am an entirely different man.” – Tommy Austin, Make-A-Wish co-founder, about our first wish kid, Chris Greicius.

“It’s been more than 30 years since my son Chris received his wish, and I am still amazed and inspired how one little boy’s dream to be a policeman has touched the lives of so many thousands of people. ” - Linda Pauling, Chris Greicius's mother

 

Make-A-Wish International

Make-A-Wish Ireland is an affiliate of the international Make-A-Wish family. The organisation started in America in 1980 with the first wish child Christopher James Greicius.

There are now 40 affiliates of Make-A-Wish International. All affiliates are autonomous in the way we raise funds. The money we raise in Ireland is spent granting the wishes of children all over Ireland. In addition we are able to use our contacts with the other international chapters of Make-A-Wish when we need their help; this is known as a wish assist.

Every 17 minutes, Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Last year 30,000 wishes were granted around the world.

Make-A-Wish International grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish America grants the wishes of children in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 65 chapters, while Make-A-Wish International serves children outside the United States in nearly 50 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and over 40,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish has granted more than 415,000 wishes worldwide since inception. 

For more information about Make-A-Wish International please click here