Ciara Fennessy, Holly Fennessy and Aoibhinn Fox showed their support for Make-A-Wish Ireland.
Ciara’s Kitchen in Delgany, Co. Wicklow was a flurry of activity as Ciara Fennessy, Holly Fennessy and Aoibhinn Fox showed their support for Make-A-Wish Ireland’s Bake-My-Day fundraising campaign. The annual event involves the public registering to host a baking related event to raise funds for children living with serious illnesses throughout Ireland.
Bake-My-Day was introduced in 2021 and Make-A-Wish are looking to raise a targeted €50,000 this year. The campaign relies solely on the support of the public and will allow Make-A-Wish to continue to grant wishes to critically ill children around the country. The campaign kicks off on the 22nd of September as the public unite to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland by hosting a tea party or hosting a bake sale.
Commenting at the launch, Ciara Fennessy, owner of Ciara’s Kitchen, said:
“As a chef who is passionate about teaching cooking, and as a mum of two, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to get involved! For us, baking is an everyday event, but I would encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves for the day and raise some much needed funds for this wonderful children’s charity. I understand that the current climate has been extremely difficult for the charity sector and for Make-A-Wish who rely entirely on public donations to carry out their services. To know that the funds we raise can deliver wishes to so many children living with life-threatening illnesses is really something and to do so through baking and having fun is even better.”
Make-A-Wish Ireland aims to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. There are over 200 children living with life-threatening illnesses on Make-A-Wish Ireland’s waiting list for their wishes to be granted, and the funding raised during Bake-My-Day will go towards reducing this waiting list.
Susan McQuaid O’Dwyer, CEO of Make-A-Wish Ireland, said:
“As a children’s charity we want to bring joy to family life. Events like Bake-My-Day bring fun and laughter to kitchens around the country, whilst helping us grant even more wishes for special children living with life threatening illnesses. We hear time and again how the impact of a wish forms part of a child’s treatment process and recovery. These funds will go a long way in granting truly memorable wishes for our wish children and their families.”