Running to make dreams come true

Run for a Wish ambassador Arabella Phillips. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS
Run for a Wish ambassador Arabella Phillips. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

ARABELLA Phillips knows her running talent is a gift.

The 12-year-old has represented the state at numerous national championships, including cross-country and orienteering, but now Arabella wants to help others receive a gift they may not otherwise get.

Arabella, of Youngtown, has been named as the ambassador of this year's Run for a Wish.

The event, which raises money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, was officially launched yesterday.

Arabella said it felt good to be the ambassador of the event and to help make others' wishes come true.

Run for a Wish will be held on October 18 and will include a kids' 400-metre fun run and the main 6.4-kilometre fun run from Aurora Stadium.

Make a Wish Launceston's Tamara Webb said more than $30,000 was raised last year and this year they wanted to better that.

``It's a great fund-raiser for us,'' Ms Webb said. ``Last year meant that each local child got about $8000 to $10,000 for a wish.''

Make a Wish raises funds to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Wishes could be anything from a family holiday to Queensland, a trip to the zoo and anything in between.

Run For a Wish registrations are open at

More information can also be found on the website or the Run for a Wish Facebook page.


WHAT: Run for a Wish.

WHEN: Saturday, October 18.

WHERE: Starts at Aurora Stadium.

REGISTER: Online at


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