Join us to help families

FOR THE KIDS: Wangaratta Make-A-Wish Foundation members Judy Youings (left), Carole Breust (front) and Debbie Robison are keen to recruit more volunteers. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

THEY’RE all mums with their own children, but they still find time to help local families with a child suffering a life-threatening illness.

It’s something Wangaratta’s Make-A-Wish Foundation has been doing for 25 years, but with membership now down to just four, more helping hands are being sought.

Debbie Robison has been with the local branch since the start and said there is something special about being able to help provide a child their special wish.

“I remember seeing an article in the Chronicle in 1990…Julie Brown wanted to start a branch here and it sounded like a lovely idea…and it certainly has been,” said Debbie.

“We’ve been involved in more than 40 wishes…everything from providing trips to Disneyland, the Gold Coast, Ireland and Thailand to supplying bikes, computers, and even meeting Delta Goodrem in concert and the cast of Home and Away on location.

“It’s such a nice way to be involved, meet and help people within our community.”

The local branch in inviting all interested parties to a volunteer recruitment session this Thursday, from 5.45pm to 6.45pm, at the Precinct Bar and Restaurant in Faithfull Street.

Anyone seeking more details can call 1800 032 260.

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