Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong was founded in 1989 as Wishing Well, under the administration of Keswick Foundation. In 1998 it registered as a non-profit charity organisation managed by a group of enthusiastic directors, and became a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation International, which has its headquarters in USA. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong was set up to grant one special wish to children in Hong Kong* who are suffering from a serious or life threatening illness. By doing so, we hope to bring them joy and hope, and create wonderful memories for them and their parents.
All applications made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong require referrals from doctors. The Foundation also keeps in contact with nurses, medical care professionals and social workers of various hospitals and healthcare organisations, so that they can recommend our service to those children and parents in need.
Over the last 14 years, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong has received tremendous support from different sectors of the society, which in turn has benefited many wish children and their families. Wishes range from the small, like a little toy, to the big, such as traveling abroad. Also popular are wishes for children to meet with their favourite idols. A lot of famous celebrities have helped us fulfill the wishes of the children by making time in their busy schedules. With the excitement of having their dream realised, many children became more joyful and are more optimistic in fighting their illnesses.
* For those who are receiving medical treatment in Hong Kong