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July 2017


BIG4 face-painting

Kids have fun at a BIG4 park

New partnership with Make-A-Wish charity

BIG4 chain helps dreams
of sick kids come true

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THE BIG4 chain of holiday parks is joining forces with a major children's charity to help make the dreams of sick kids come true.

The partnership with Make-A-Wish Australia will see caravan parks across the country hosting a variety of events on behalf of the charity, founded in 1985.

"BIG4 Holiday Parks sees family, fun and connectedness at the heart of its values," BIG4 chief executive Steven Wright said.

"In partnering with Make-A-Wish, we hope to bring joy and happiness to children and teenagers battling life-threatening illnesses and bring their families together."

He said that in addition to individual parks helping to make in wishes come true throughout the year, several would host Glow in the Park events.

Inspired by magic and children's favourite Tinker Bell, Glow in the Park is a community event where parks across Australia will celebrate BIG4's relationship with Make-A-Wish through an evening of glow-filled fun.

Make-A-Wish has already granted more than 8500 life-changing wishes.

BIG4 is about to introduce a new micro-donation feature on its website which will allow holidaymakers to donate to the charity when booking.

Make-A-Wish chief executive Gerard Menses explained that the charity was funded solely by donations.

"Each day, six families around Australia receive the devastating news that their child has a serious illness," he said.

"Thatís 2000 sick kids and teens who need the healing power of a wish each year, four times the number of children we are currently able to reach.

"Through the help of BIG4 we will be able to bring the healing power of a wish to many more seriously ill children across Australia."


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