Celebrity mother of two, Myleene Klass has joined forces with Fairy and Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK to launch the latest campaign to encourage the people of Swindon to help grant the wishes of children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.
This is the second year that Myleene Klass has worked with the partnership to help raise awareness of the great work Make-A-Wish does throughout the year and to encourage people in the area to get involved. Children like Joe Wilding, from Swindon, have benefitted from the charity’s work in the past year.
Seven-year-old Joe was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour 18 months ago and he wished to not just meet the Prime Minister, but to actually do his job!
Not an easy wish to grant, but Make-A-Wish made it happen for Joe who met Prime Minister David Cameron at No. 10 Downing Street and took over the reins.
Having knocked on the famous black door, Joe was given a special tour and even got to sit in the PM’s chair – until Mr Cameron came in to meet him and playfully said: “And you know you’re sitting in my chair…!”
Joe and the PM spent some time discussing very important matters, such as whether Mr Cameron had fun at the Royal Wedding and what his favourite football team was (answer: Aston Villa). Joe then proceeded to put forward some policies he would like to see on the PM’s agenda, such as chocolate cake for breakfast for every child in school, free electrical items for six months and no litter. The PM was very much in agreement on the last item.
Joe’s mum, Nicola, said: “Essentially he just likes being bossy!” She went on to say: “This is something we could never have organised, the memories will last forever.”
Prime Minister, David Cameron said: “I’m honoured to have been able to help grant Joe’s wish, it was an absolute pleasure to meet him – and he did a great job as PM.”
The Fairy and Make-A-Wish partnership is now in its eighth year and aims to help make even more magical wishes come true for children across the country. Whether their wish is to be Prime Minister for a day, take part in a ride in a helicopter rescue, or ride a bicycle around a garden, the charity can make it happen.
According to research by Make-A-Wish, at any one time in the UK there are around 20,000 children and young people living with life-threatening illnesses. So far this year, with the help of a wide network of supporters and dedicated volunteers Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for over 750 children and young people. Joe is just one of the children who has had magical wishes come true, thanks to the charity.
This winter, we can all help to grant the wishes of children like Joe. Please look out for special packs of Fairy in stores, and you can also visit www.facebookcom/fairydish.
For each person who likes the facebook page, Fairy will make a 50p donation to Make-A-Wish (up to a maximum of £20,000).
Pictured: Myleene Klass is joined by Joe Wilding (aged 7) and Hanya Sajad (aged 6) to launch the Fairy Make-A-Wish campaign to help make even more wishes come true for children and young-people living with life threatening illnesses