The Carter brothers are using this down time to help the highly deserving charity Make-A-Wish to raise funds to enable them to continue to make ‘wishes’ come true for children across the country.
Make-A-Wish Ireland grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and heart conditions. No two wishes are alike, because no two sick children are alike. From the humble to the seemingly impossible. Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,600 brave children across Ireland. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding and relies generosity of the Irish public to continue granting wishes.
Susan O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish Ireland, says "2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and at Make-A-Wish Ireland, we have had to contend with fundraising events being cancelled, and planned wishes having to be rescheduled and re-imagined. But we are inspired by our wish children, who deal with uncertainty, isolation and difficult treatment journeys and still hope for the magic of a wish come true - to just be a child for a day. COVID-19 has brought significant disruption to our ability to grant wishes, which means that by the end of the year, we expect to have around 250 seriously ill children waiting for their wishes to be granted. Now more than ever, these children need what Make-A-Wish can bring in the form of hope, strength, and the all-important smile."
Nathan and Jake have teamed up with Fortune Competitions to offer one lucky fan the opportunity to win a private concert with both the Carter brothers – double trouble! The prize can be used for a birthday party, a wedding or something more intimate, like an acoustic session in a living room - the two brothers will travel to any of the 32 counties of Ireland to deliver this prize in person!
Nathan said “the charity grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions - myself and Jake really hope we can raise enough money to ensure that a few more wishes can be granted in the months ahead”.
Jake says “it couldn’t be easier to enter – go online, answer the question, purchase your ticket, and you’re in with a chance to win this amazing prize. With every entry you will receive an entry number which will go into the draw, which will take place live on Friday 4th December. The tickets for the draw cost £5/€5.50”
Proceeds from the draw will go towards granting wishes to seriously ill children at Make-A-Wish