Make-a-Wish New Zealand hosted a special ‘wish family reunion’, where children with life-threatening illnesses who have had their wishes granted, came together with their families to experience Cadbury’s Easter Eggstravaganza – a fun Easter carnival event.
This is the second year Cadbury has helped raise funds for Make-A-wish at the Easter Eggstravaganza – last year a total of $15,000 was donated to the children’s charity.
The reunion took place on Friday 18 March from 2-5pm at Auckland’s Okahu Bay Reserve, with the Cadbury Easter Eggstravaganza opening exclusively for the Make-a-Wish families to enjoy. Aucklanders got a chance to experience the Easter carnival for free on Saturday 19 March from 10am-4pm when it opened to the public.
Along with face painting, carnival games, an appearance from the Easter bunny and spot prizes, the star of the show was Cadbury’s giant inflatable maze.
Although the event was free, with a $5 donation people received an early Easter treat of yummy Cadbury chocolate Easter eggs and a fun activity card to complete as they made their way around the maze. All donated proceeds went towards supporting Make-a-Wish, to continue their amazing work granting wishes to those children who are in need of some eggs-tra special joy in their lives.
Cadbury Country Head, James Kane says he’s proud to be able to support a charity creating joy. “We’re delighted that with this event we’re able to raise funds for Make-a-Wish to help what they do for our communities. To be able to spread some Easter cheer and facilitate a reunion for the very deserving families of Make-a-Wish is something we’re very grateful to be a part of.”