Grant Thornton, a leading Professional Services firm in the Isle of Man, has announced ‘Wish Upon a Dream’ as its charity partner for the next two years.
Grant Thornton will partner with the charity, which grants wishes to sick and terminally ill children living on the Isle of Man, helping to raise awareness and vital funds that will go towards enhancing the lives of the children and their families who rely on the charity for support.
Already this year, employees have participated in a number of fund-raising initiatives with all donations going to the charity, whose board members give up their time for free so every penny raised allows Wish Upon a Dream to grant wishes.
Aiming to improve the quality of life of terminally ill children, their families and their carers by granting dreams which are tailored to suit the children and their circumstances, past wishes fulfilled include gifts of toys and electronic items, as well as arranging and paying for holidays and experiences to create treasured memories for families.
Amanda Cowley, Head of Practice at Grant Thornton, said:
‘We are delighted to announce our partnership with Wish Upon a Dream and look forward to working with Lesley and her team who work so hard to support sick children and their families locally.
‘I’m extremely proud of the charitable work which the team at Grant Thornton gets involved with and our staff have chosen a really good cause to help. As a company over the next two years, we will be taking part in various charity events so watch this space.’
Lesley Turnbull MBE, Founder and Director, Wish Upon A Dream, added:
’We are incredibly grateful to Grant Thornton for its commitment to raising awareness and funds for Wish Upon A Dream here on the Isle of Man.
‘At Wish Upon A Dream, wishes can be so diverse, anything from a holiday of making memories, equipment, or an experience. Granting wishes to children and families, where every penny raised goes directly into making dreams come true, can be life changing for the terminally ill children and families.
We rely on organisations like Grant Thornton to enable us to continue on this journey and make dreams become reality.’