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Eden Park and Make-A-Wish Foundation join forces to fulfill dreams

Jan 10, 2024

Eden Park, New Zealand’s national stadium is delighted to announce a new partnership with Make-A-Wish New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to granting life-changing wishes for Kiwi children living with a critical illness. This collaboration aims to make a meaningful difference to the lives of children facing serious illness, by granting them a special wish.

Nick Sautner, Eden Park CEO said “Eden Park is home to thousands of memorable moments, and it is a privilege to be supporting Make-A-Wish New Zealand in the incredible work they do creating magical and unforgettable experiences for our young people.”

Our relationship started when we helped to grant Jack’s wish, a courageous and inspirational boy who is battling a critical illness. Jack’s dream was to visit Eden Park, kick a ball on the hallowed turf with his sporting hero, the legendary former All Black great, Dan Carter.

“Eden Park holds a special place in the hearts of many New Zealanders. The All Blacks, Black Ferns, Football Ferns and All Whites have all made history on our hallowed turf and iconic artists like Six60 and Ed Sheeran have performed in front of thousands of fans. We’re delighted that we can make the wishes of many more children a truly magical and memorable experience.”

Make-A-Wish New Zealand is equally thrilled about the partnership. Alan Brame, CEO, commented, “The power of a wish extends far beyond the moment it’s granted. It has the ability to transform the lives of wish children and we are grateful for Eden Park’s support in helping us bring smiles to the faces of children like Jack, building memories for life.

This partnership exemplifies the spirit of community, and we are excited about the positive impact we can create together.