BENEFITING: Make-A-Wish Foundation International
Well... I did it! Check out the video over to the left to see what happened! Thank you so much to everyone that donated. I am hugely grateful!
Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten.
The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with husband Michael and their menagerie of cats and dogs.
Suzy's career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve's most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author. She has since completed her first two novels for teens, Raven and December Moon, which are part of The Raven Saga.
Chop it Off for Charity
Suzy says: "I recently made a huge decision to chop my hair off... initially because I want to go completely natural, for my white hair to shine through (!). Going pixie short might not seem like a huge decision to make but it is for me as I've pretty much always had long thick hair, so I am asking people to please support Make A Wish as I chop it all off for charity! I will also be donating my hair to the UK version of Locks of Love (The Little Princess Trust).
Make a Wish is the most amazing charity, so please read on to find out more...
The mission of Make-A-Wish Foundation International is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world's leading children's charities. After the start of the Foundation in the United States, interest in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions quickly spread to other nations. In 1993, Make-A-Wish Foundation® International was officially formed to serve the five countries outside the U.S. - and now helps to serve children outside the United States in 47 countries on five continents through its 36 affiliates. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America grants the wishes of children in the United States through its 64 chapters. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has collectively granted more than 270,000 wishes worldwide since 1980.
Make-A-Wish® International Affiliate Countries
Argentina Hong Kong Panama
Australia India Peru
Austria Ireland Philippines
Belgium South Israel Portugal
Belgium Vlaanderen Italy Singapore
Brazil Japan Spain
Canada Korea Switzerland
Chile Malaysia Taiwan
Denmark Mexico Thailand
France Netherlands Turkey
Germany New Zealand United Arab Emirates
Greece Pakistan United Kingdom