Maddison Brown

Since the founding of Make-A-Wish in 1985, over 10,000 wishes have been granted across Australia to children with life threatening illnesses. The pandemic however has seen 80 percent of wishes in 2020 impacted and support for the foundation is more important than ever. In collaboration with Australian actress Maddison Brown, long-standing charity partner sass & bide is granting Christmas wishes this gift-giving season. Through the humble necklace.

This week, the local brand has launched the ‘Stars Aligned’ and ‘Stargazer’ necklace. Dressed in a gold finish and featuring the foundation’s star motif, it is hoped to bring the wearer a sense of harmony. A much-needed reminder during the struggles of 2020. Wear as a set or individually, the necklace forms the perfect stocking filler – with purpose – or special gift for a loved one.

All profits from both necklaces go to making inspirational, life-changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses.

Maddison Brown

This year’s campaign sees the incredible support from Australian actress Maddison Brown as the face for 2020:

“It is an incredible privilege and honour to partner with sass & bide and Make A Wish Australia for this wonderful charity initiative. Now, more than ever, charities like Make A Wish Australia need our support to continue the important work they do for families and individuals across the nation who find themselves in devastating circumstances.”

The limited-edition sass & bide necklaces are available now, online, in sass & bide boutiques and at Myer.

Star Gazer Make A Wish Necklace, $59. SHOP NOW

Stars Aligned Make A Wish Necklace, $79. SHOP NOW

Several brands are drumming support from around the country this year. Every sale from The Body Shop will donate three cents to Launch Housing to the maximum of $35,000 AUD to support homeless women this season.

In addition, Melbourne United Captain Chris Goulding has joined forces with Helping Hoops to launch the 12 Days of Chris-mas fundraising initiative. Children and young people engaged in Helping Hoops programs may come from migrant or refugee backgrounds, live in inner-city social housing, have an intellectual disability or special needs.