Blooms The Chemist pharmacists, team members and support office staff turned out in force for the ‘Wear It Blue To Make Wishes Come True’ campaign, raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Australia charity.

Blooms The Chemist raised more than $45,000 from a range of fundraising activities and through its role as a World Wish Day ‘Matched Giving Partner’, which ensures Make-A-Wish Australia continues to make critically ill children’s wishes come true.

“Make-A-Wish Australia is an important partner for everyone at Blooms The Chemist,” Blooms The Chemist CEO, Emmanuel Vavoulas said.

“Since our partnership began in 2016, we’ve taken every opportunity to support the charity and encourage our staff, partners, suppliers, and customers to join us in our fundraising efforts. Our pharmacies not only offer exceptional healthcare services and expert care in their local communities, but they also connect with our customers and collectively come together to support important charitable causes like this.

“We’re delighted to have raised more than $45,000 and thank our staff and our local communities for their generosity and support. These funds will ensure Make-A-Wish Australia can continue to make more sick children’s wishes come true.”

The funds raised are crucial to helping grant the wishes of the over 900 children currently on their Wish Journey, including the wish of six-year-old Manny, who was diagnosed with Wilms tumour. Manny’s wish is to visit a Magical Lane where the butterflies and fairies live for a big fairy adventure.

Make-A-Wish Australia CEO, Sally Bateman emphasised the importance of partners like Blooms The Chemist to ensure the charity continues its important work.  

“We are so grateful to Blooms The Chemist for its long-term partnership and for its incredible support throughout our World Wish Day campaign,” she said.

“As our ‘Matched-Giving Partner’ and adopter of our inaugural ‘Wear It Blue to Make Wishes Come True’ activity, they have been an incredible support for our fundraising efforts. As a registered Australian charity, Make-A-Wish Australia receives no government funding, so we are reliant on support and donations from our corporate partners, ambassadors and the wider Australian community to make life-changing wishes come true.”