It’s World Wish Day, a day that puts big smiles on the faces of children battling life-threatening conditions.

But granting wishes wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of fundraisers.

Keira Wallace reports.


In Brisbane, the Make A Wish Foundation celebrated the annual event at King George Square.

Alex Struthers, Make A Wish Foundation: “To get a really cherished wish and give them something to hope for and the strength to carry on.”

The organisation has been making wishes come true for thousands of Queensland children over the last 34 years.

Members of the Australian Army were on hand collecting donations and helping raise much needed funds.

Lt. Col. Matthew Richardson, Enoggera Barracks: “Dig deep into your pockets because we’re a really fortunate country, we’re a really lucky country and there’s some people who aren’t doing it as well as we are, so support them because that’s how you give back to your community.”

A gold coin sausage sizzle was the order of the day.

And with the help of a few furry friends, Brisbane’s World Wish Day put smiles on the faces of grown ups and kids alike.

Keira Wallace, QUT News.