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Croagh Patrick Climb in Memory of Oisín
This April, Make-A-Wish Ireland granted Oisín’s wish to go to the aquarium in Galway. Oisín and his family were whisked off in a helicopter and enjoyed a day of entertainment and fun with his classmates in Galway.
Oisín passed away shortly after his wish was granted, having shown incredible bravery throughout his three-and-a-half year battle with cancer. On July 26th 2016, a group of family and friends climbed Croagh Patrick in memory of Oisín.
“If our muscles ache and our feet pain us, let’s try to remember not just Oisín but all the wonderful children who fought so hard for their short lives and left too soon. It will be a tough task for us but if Oisín could complete this task on this day in 2015, we can do it!” – Olga Kennedy, Oisín’s mum
We would like to say a huge thank you to Olga and the Kennedy family for organising this event in aid of Make-A-Wish Ireland. They raised an incredible €18,537 which will help us Make Memories that last many lifetimes for children battling life-threatening illnesses.
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. 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 1,800 wishes in Ireland. We believe 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.
The ‘Kids for Wish Kids Schools Entrepreneurship Awards’ are open to all secondary school students in the Republic of Ireland and are designed to help translate the ingenuity, energy and business acumen of young people into magical wishes for brave children who are battling life threatening illness.
The School Mentor role will assist students in their project, helping to teach them new skill sets, building student’s confidence and encouraging them to think outside the box. The winning students and their mentor will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony in Dublin. Date: September to end of December 2015
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The School Visit Representative roleinvolves visiting Primary and Secondary schools around Ireland and informing students on the work that Make-A-Wish do and how they can help. In some cases, we offer a cheque presentation to schools that have raised money, to thank students personally for their hard work. Date: Throughout the school year
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