This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cadbury Wishes. All opinions are 100% mine.
There's just time to buy some Cadbury Wishes before Christmas. Of course, if you can't get to the shops because of all the snow in the UK at the moment, or for whatever reasons, they'll be in the shops into January 2011.
Why not after that? Because these milk chocolate stars with mouth watering truffle centres were devised as a Christmas special, for which Cadbury teamed up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, donating 10% of profits from all Cadbury Wishes sales to this worthwhile charity. Many a child in the UK suffering from a life threatening illness has had a wish granted by the Foundation.
For example, a little boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was able to spend time with a fire-fighting team and become Fireman Sam for a day. You can read about Sam and other children's wishes at the Cadbury Wishes website. Just click on Wishes Granted and then on each child's star.
A couple who have been my dearest friends for many years had a son with Duchenne. Sadly he died in his early teens, but before that, I spent much time on fund-raising activities for the organisation that funded research into the disease. So I know a bit about how it affects sufferers and their families, and can only applaud efforts to bring some real enjoyment into their lives.
Cadbury have been promoting their Christmas product with magical wish-making workshops all over the UK through November and December. Imagine being able to eat your own chocolate recipe, with all you favourite ingredients incorporated. There's news about the workshops, and some photos too, on their special Cadbury Wishes page on Facebook. It looks like lots of people had a great time.
And hopefully, there will be plenty of donations to Make-a-Wish to bring some joy into the lives of children with life threatening illnesses.