Cliff Kirby, CEO of NeedleSmart, along with some members of the NeedleSmart team, will be taking part in a Dragon Boat Race to raise money for the charity When You Wish Upon A Star. On behalf of NeedleSmart, Cliff along with a team of 15 others, will be taking part in the race on the 27th July at Salford Quays in Manchester. It will be a full day of family entertainment, food and drink, and plenty of competition!

All money raised from the event will go to When You Wish Upon A Star. The charity grants the wishes of children living with a life threatening illness and truly has the power to transform the lives of the children and families they work with. Since 1990, they have proudly granted over 17,500 Wishes across the UK.

When You Wish Upon A Star believes every child deserves to smile and with support, such as money raised from the Dragon Boat Race Event, they can provide children and their families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. Wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.

A Just Giving page has been set up for Cliff and his team. Any donations to this fantastic, worthwhile cause would be greatly appreciated.

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