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Meet Wishgranter Tequilla
This week, we're introducing you to Wishgranter Tequilla! She's written a lovely blog to tell you all about her role in helping to create life-changing wishes.
Hi I’m Tequilla and I’m 27 years old, I’ve been working for Make-A-Wish for about a year and a half and I’m based in Kent.
When I was little all I ever wanted to be was a Disney princess and work at Disneyland Paris. I’m lucky enough to say I achieved this dream. Having worked at Disney I got to experience granting a wish in a totally different way. I was able to help grant the wishes and see how much it really meant to the wish children and their families.
Working for Make-A-Wish UK allows me to still experience this and lets me grant so many more amazing wishes, whether it’s to Disney or something completely different. I love how everyone’s wish is unique to them.
"If anyone asked me what my true wish would be, it would be to have afternoon tea with Holly Willoughby, Emily Attack and Mrs Hinch – I would just love to spend the afternoon chatting and eating cake!"
I feel proud to be a Wishgranter because I do get to have a relationship with the wish families. I’ve had so much lovely feedback from emails, cards, and even chocolate and flowers which I find touching. For someone to go out of their way to send something just shows how much of a difference we’ve made and how much they enjoyed their wish. However, the best feedback I received was that a family got a pet tortoise and they named it Tequilla after me and sent me a little video – I felt proud to have made such an impact! I like knowing that whatever I am organising for them is making a difference no matter how big or small.
Since working for Make-A-Wish, my biggest achievement is Raising over a £1,000 with my Colleague Micky by climbing down the Arcelor Orbit. Such a fun experience for a great cause and I’m hoping to do more challenges in the future!