Make-A-Wish Foundation Warns Of 'Heartbreaking' Reduction In Services Following Drop In Donations
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has warned that it may have to heavily reduce the number of wishes it grants to sick children this year, following a 30 per cent drop in the amount of donations made to the charity.
The Foundation, which grants the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions, revealed today that they have seen a major decrease in the level of donations made since the CRC and Rehab scandal.
Make-A-Wish granted 210 wishes in 2013, up 63 per cent from 2012. However, it warned today that figure could drop to about 150 in 2014 due to the lack of funding.
“It is heartbreaking that we are unable to fulfill the wishes of some very seriously ill children as a result of those controversies but that is the case,” said CEO of Make-a-Wish Susan O’Dwyer.
"Unfortunately we expect the number of wishes we are able to grant for seriously ill children in 2014 to fall significantly."