Sarah and Dave - volunteers since 2014

Sarah and Dave - volunteers since 2014

Sarah and Dave are President and Vice President of our Alice Springs volunteer branch. After meeting as volunteers two years ago, they realised that they had more in common than Make-A-Wish - and are now getting married!

I started volunteering because… 

“A friend of mine’s son had a wish granted. The difference his wish made to that family was enormous; so big that they struggle to put it into words, even today. Seeing the impact his wish had not only on him, but on the entire extended family, highlighted the power of a wish to me.” 
- Sarah

My favourite memory is... 

“In mid-2014 when I started working closely with our branch Vice President to plan our annual Ball. We established a close friendship that eventually crossed into dating… and now we’re getting married! We share the same vision about Make-A-Wish and helping those in need; we love volunteering for this charity.” - Dave

How I find the time to volunteer… 

“Like anything that I find important in my life, I find the time because I make the time!” - Dave

Make-A-Wish is important to me because… 

“Being part of something bigger than myself has always been an important part of my life. If my work for Make-A-Wish means a child and their family have happiness bought to their lives, then it’s worth my time and effort.” - Sarah

Volunteering for Make-A-Wish has impacted on me because…

“It has helped me appreciate what I have in life. I’ve met some amazing people who share the same vision and values about life as I do. Volunteering for such a worthy cause is one of the best things I have ever done.” - Dave