A NEW charity which was due to launch at City Farm Thursday (October 27) aims to give terminally ill people the chance to fulfil their dying wish.
Ambulance Wish Western Australia is part of an international movement which had its genesis in the Netherlands, and while Covid put a hold on its local launch last year, the recent donation of two retired ambulances has got things back on track.
AMWA board chair Susie Wilson said it was usually the little things that meant the most to people nearing the end of their life.
People often wanted to admire their own garden , feel the breeze of the ocean or simply be surrounded by loved ones and pets.
“That is where Ambulance Wish can make such a difference, customising and honouring wishes to celebrate a person’s life and bring comfort to those closest to them – acknowledging that great care includes physical, mental and spiritual, and extends beyond the individual,” Ms Wilson said.
“Fulfulling wishes for those who have little time left will leave a lasting and memorable impact on all those involved.”
AMWA is fully funded by donors and run by volunteers, including qualified medical professionals who accompany the recipients to their wish.
For more information (and particularly to help out with a donation), head to ambulancewishwa.org.au or search for them on Facebook.