Countdown to the 50th Consecutive Donation: No. 30 – Sweden 11/08/2010

This presentation took place in the offices of MinStoraDag, which translates as “My Big Day”. This donation differed to others in that they do not actually care for any children on premises in the same way as hospitals or orphanages do. The aim of the charity is to grant wishes of critically ill children with life threatening diseases, no matter how big or small that wish may be.

Looking through the many pictures on display, one in particular caught the eye of TASA lead for the presentation, Graeme Baxter.  It was a photo of a young boy, around 7 or 8, with someone immediately recognizable as Henrik Larsson.  Looking closer, Larsson was accompanied by Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Swedish legends Marcus Allback and Freddie Ljunberg. CEO Claire Rosvall went on to tell us about the boys day out at Helsingborg and the VIP treatment before and after the game, meeting the players, and enjoying a meal, then meeting the Swedish superstars after the game. Claire commented that trips to Barcelona and to meet Ibrahimovic in particular were always a popular selection of a wish, and she was grateful to him on several occasions for being so good in the organization of these days.

Following a tour of the premises and after hearing of some of the wonderful projects, badges were exchanged and Claire was presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the Sunshine Appeal.  TASA in return received a lovely drawing made by the children the week before, as a small gift of appreciation.  Full Story Here…

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