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13th Dec 2021

Here’s an incredible way to bring some magic to someone who needs it this Christmas

Ann Cronin

Brought to you by SPAR

If you’d love to help someone this Christmas…

With the festive season now in full swing, we’ve all got some exciting Christmas traditions that make this time of year that bit more special.

From exchanging gifts to catching up with family and friends, there are so many simple things that help make this time of year more magical.

Another important tradition is doing your bit to support a good cause, to bring a bit of extra magic to anyone who might need it this Christmas.

That’s why SPAR are asking the Irish public to support the Make-A-Wish Ireland Christmas appeal.

This year, they are asking us all to perform real magic – simply take a card, any card, debit or credit, and use it to make a donation to help grant a wish this Christmas.

All funds raised through the Christmas appeal will go towards granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, to continue bringing some hope and magic to kids all over the country.

Since 1992, Make-A-Wish Ireland has granted 2,700 wishes to Irish children with life-threatening medical conditions, to give them a well-deserved break from the routine of doctors, hospitals and treatment, and let them enjoy a little bit of hope and happiness.

But given the current Covid-19 situation, the charity has faced a number of challenges over the last few years. From cancelled and postponed fundraising events to children’s wishes getting rescheduled or reimagined, it’s not been the easiest few months for Make-A-Wish or the children they support.

That’s why this year’s Make-A-Wish Christmas Appeal is so important.

Here are just some of the incredible wishes the charity have granted for kids all over Ireland:

  • Liam got to attend a FAI football team training session
  • Jason, age 10, got to be zookeeper for a day
  • Lucy, age 16, wished to have a Russian Blue Cat
  • Ellie, age 6, wished to have outdoor play equipment
  • Nine year-old PJ got to meet Dwayne Johnson

You can donate to the Make-A-Wish Christmas appeal HERE.

Make-A-Wish is the official charity partner of SPAR Ireland, meaning you can do your bit to support the charity in SPAR stores nationwide as well.

If you want to support Make-A-Wish, SPAR have collection boxes and contactless payment terminals in more than 400 stores nationwide, plus a donation from the sales of selected SPAR Own Brand products also go towards the charity.

You can donate today at

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