MORE than 500 people packed out a marquee on Portland Foreshore on Saturday night to witness a wish come true for a little girl with a life-threatening health condition.
Regan Squires, 7, from Warrnambool, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and at the Wish Upon A Star Ball – organised by the Make-A-Wish Australia Portland branch – she found out she would be heading to the Gold Coast with her parents Geradine and Jamie and her older brother Ty.
Fundraising to allow wishes to be granted to sick kids was the reason hundreds of people dressed in their finest to attend what was called Victoria’s finest ball by Make-A-Wish Australia ambassador Robyn Moore – a sentiment reiterated by Victorian Premier Denis Napthine, who was a guest on the night.
Ms Moore, who has been an ambassador for the charity for 16 years and is most well known as the voice of childhood favourite Blinky Bill, said being involved with Make-A-Wish had, “Taught me to live with urgency before an emergency”.
Read more in Monday’s Portland Observer, February 3, 2014.