It’s All About The Kids

Make-A-Wish ® Ireland is encouraging Transition Year students to get involved with their Kids for Wish Kids’ Schools Entrepreneurship Awards 2015/2016. Now in its second year, the awards were created to help translate the ingenuity, energy and business acumen of young people into magical wishes for brave children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.


It's All About The Kids

Susan O’Dwyer CEO Make-A-Wish with last year’s winners; Amy McGee and Kerri Dwyer, representing St Mary’s, Wexford, who won best Creativity / Entrepreneurship Category. St Mary’s raised €600.00 for their ‘Once Upon A Dream’ Mini Fundraiser.

Open to all secondary schools across the country, the competition will run from Tuesday September 2nd to Monday 15th December 2015, and will be judged by a well-known panel of experts; Entrepreneur, Broadcaster and Publisher Norah Casey; Director of Marketing at Peter Mark, Jenny McDermott; Head of Enterprise Development at Bank of Ireland, Gerry Prizeman; and PRO at National Parents Council Post Primary Lynda O’Shea.


Last year, awards were presented to schools around Ireland for their skills in ‘Creativity and Entrepreneurship’; ‘Marketing and Communications’; ‘Commerciality’; and ‘Funds Raised’. Students also received a professional reference for their CV from the prestigious judging panel.


Susan O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish said, “Schools play a very important part in helping us grant wishes.   Children who are living with a life-threatening medical condition spend most of their time in hospitals undergoing painful treatments instead of attending school, having fun with their family and friends, or doing their favorite activities.  Young people really identify with what it must be like for another kid to be sick and restricted in what they can do.


We want to use these awards to acknowledge many amazing fundraising initiatives organised by students each year and, hopefully open up new opportunities for more students to help us grant magical wishes to very deserving children.”


Applications for this year’s Awards can be submitted from 2nd September to 14th December 2015. Check out for further details or email Make-A-Wish Schools Fundraising Officer Visit www. for more detail.


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