Make A Wish Dubbo holds High Tea fundraising event

SMALL WISHES: Tegan Ferguson was the guest speaker at the Make A Wish Dubbo's fundraising event at the weekend. Photo: AMY McINTYRE

SMALL WISHES: Tegan Ferguson was the guest speaker at the Make A Wish Dubbo's fundraising event at the weekend. Photo: AMY McINTYRE

Wonderful company, tasty food and an overall brilliant afternoon were enjoyed by all at the weekend’s Make A Wish High Tea.

The fundraising event was raising money to grant the wishes of children in the region with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make A Wish Dubbo president Susie Hill said there had been nine, but there were currently five children on the Make A Wish waiting list which covered areas such as Walgett, Nyngan, Parkes and Dubbo.

She said the committee was still counting the amount the event had raised but there had been many more people at the event than she had expected.

The High Tea included a fashion parade by W-Lane and entertainment by Allyn Smith.

“The highlight was Tegan Ferguson who was one of our wish children. She spoke and there was hardly a dry eye in the room,” Ms Hill said.

“Her wish was to go to the Gold Coast with the family and she spoke about how it boosted her.”

Tegan was diagnosed with was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was 13-years-old. 

Ms Hill said she was grateful to everyone who put the event on, as well as those who help raise the money by attending.

There was a core group of five committee members which had planned the event but another 20 who had helped make it happen, she said.

The committee will now debrief on the event and look at how they can help make some wishes come true.