Tasmanians help make wishes come true

Superman Jackson Webster getting ready to fly past his mum Catherine, brother Levi and friend Flynn Maartensz at the Run For A Wish event. Pictures: Phillip Biggs.

Superman Jackson Webster getting ready to fly past his mum Catherine, brother Levi and friend Flynn Maartensz at the Run For A Wish event. Pictures: Phillip Biggs.

More than 400 Northern Tasmanians put on their running shoes on Saturday to help raise funds for children battling life-threatening illnesses.

For the sixth year in a row, the Run For A Wish committee held their event at Aurora Stadium, hoping to raise $20,000 for Make-A-Wish.

“Not only is it about raising funds but its also about raising awareness and it warms your heart just to think so many people are willing to come out and support our event,” Run For A Wish committee member Tamara Webb said.

“People are so generous, the community is so generous.”

Funds raised from the annual event will be used by the Launceston Make-A-Wish branch, which has been granting wishes in Tasmania for more than 30 years.

“It’s about giving children hope and strength, and it’s not only the child that gets the benefit it’s the whole family, because they're going through that difficult journey with the child as well,” Ms Webb said.

“We have some really happy recovery stories that come out of the process as well.”

Millie and Charlotte Hoffner completed the children's race at the Run For A Wish event in Launceston.

Millie and Charlotte Hoffner completed the children's race at the Run For A Wish event in Launceston.

The Launceston branch is currently working on four wishes, with one wish costing between $8000 and $10,000.

More information here.

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