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Jackie Lee: Make-A-Wish Australia: Westfield Local Heroes 2018

How Jackie helps make children’s wishes come true

When Jackie Lee went looking for a good cause to support, she found the perfect fit with Make-A-Wish Australia, a charity that brings joy to seriously ill children.

No wish is too bizarre or outrageous for Jackie and her colleagues and they always do their best to make it come true.
“I love that mindset,” says Jackie.

The $10,000 Westfield Local Heroes grant has assisted Make-A-Wish the ability to begin the wish journey with over 680 children. The wish journey includes uncovering the wish, giving the child a wish coin- a promise that their wish will come true one day, designing the wish and ultimately implementing it.

The grant enabled the South West Sydney branch that Jackie Lee volunteers at to provide one lucky child with the dream family holiday in Surfers Paradise, somewhere he had always wanted to go.

Jackie says, “Our goal is to grant wishes to every child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness,” and with the Westfield Local Heroes grant, Make-A-Wish is on their way to achieving that goal.

For further information on the Westfield Local Heroes program, click here.

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