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Make- a- wish Foundation to announce 'Wish a Teddy' fundraiser

Posted on Apr 26 2014 | IBNS

Mumbai, Apr 25 : Make-A-Wish Foundation of India, dedicated to granting the most cherished wish of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with life-threatening illnesses, is to announce its first ever fundraiser in India , titled "WISH - A - TEDDY" on Saturday.

"WISH - A - TEDDY" is an exhibition and sale of exclusive, hand painted fiber glass teddy bears by India's renowned artists like like Paresh Maity, Senaka Senanayake, Baiju Parthan, GR Iranna, Jayasri Burman, Nilofer Suleman, Vibha Galhotra, George Martin, Manil and Rohit Gupta, Seema Kohli, Valay Shende.

This event, being presented by Yes Bank and Nirav Mody, has been planned to celebrate World Wish Day - a global day of wish granting which falls on 29th April, 2014 .

Popular designers like Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna and Maheka Mirpuri have worked on these moulds to create 'designer teddies'. Jewellers like Nirav Mody, Rose, Ghanasingh, Varuna Jani and Farah Khan have created jewellery inspired by the teddy bear, a symbol of childhood and joy.

Sangita Jindal and Neerja Birla who are trustees on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation India, will be hosting the fundraiser.

Speaking on the occasion, Jindal said, "We are looking forward to large hearted support from patrons of art and charity to take home these wonderful creations and in turn grant the wishes of several children."

Rana Kapoor, Founder and CEO of YES BANK, said, "We are privileged to be a part of this exceptional platform and remain committed to societal thought leadership initiatives which provide resonance with YES BANK's business philosophy and professional character."

Uday Joshi, Founder and Managing Trustee, The Make A Wish Foundation, said, " It is truly heart warming to see eminent personalities from different walks of life come together to lend their unflinching support to make a wish foundation to strengthen their mission of creating magic in the life of wish children."

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