Make a Wish children meet the
cast of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the
annual Make a Wish Christmas panto show at the
Lisburn Civic Centre, Alan Lewis - Photopress PR
CHILDREN from across Northern Ireland had a
very special treat on Sunday when they attended Make A-Wish
Foundation's annual Christmas pantomime and fun day held at the
Island Hall Civic Centre in Lisburn.
The leading wish granting charity for
children with life-threatening illnesses hosted a magical day of
festive fun for over 50 wish children and their friends and
family from across Northern Ireland," and even enlisted TV
presenter John Daly to kick off the proceedings.
Some 350 people came together for the event
to enjoy an afternoon of treats which included face painting,
performances from youth dance group Move It Pro-Excel, and
juggling, unicycling from circus performing supremos Babcock and
Santa himself also made an appearance to
welcome visitors in his Christmas Grotto.
After a special lunch, guests settled down
for an enchanting performance of the
'Goldilocks and the three bears' pantomime by the Lisnagarvey
Darren Fowler, Regional Manager at
Make-A-Wish Northern Ireland, said: "This year's pantomime was
absolutely fantastic. Everyone had a great time and there was a
really magical atmosphere.
"It's such a privilege to be able to bring
wish children together from across Northern Ireland. I'm already
looking forward to next year!"
Make-A-Wish is currently celebrating its 21st
With the help of more than 600 volunteers,
and corporate, celebrity and individual sponsors around the
country, Make-A-Wish has granted over 4,500 wishes since 1986
and aims to grant its 5,000th wish by the end its 21st year.
Last year Make-A-Wish Northern Ireland
granted 35 some wishes and hopes to reach 50 by the end of 2007.
It has recently launched a fresh recruitment drive in the
province, and is opening its books once
again for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer and helping
to grant more magical wishes.
For more information about MakeA-Wish or volunteering with
the charity please contact Darren Fowler on 02890 805580 or
Darren.Fowler@makeawish.org.uk. To make a donation go to