Join with Save the Children to condemn the chemical attacks in Syria and to help stop Syrian children become a lost generation

What’s happening?

The suffering of children in Syria has reached rock bottom as the conflict in the nation reaches devastating new lows. A rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike, leaving at least 70 dead, many of which included young children. Reports show that nearly a third of the casualties they saw were children who arrived at hospitals unconscious or struggling to breathe. Other children died in the streets before help could arrive. This is only the latest horror to come out of Syria, where children and families have been subject to six years of war and almost unimaginable hardship.

How you can help

Right now, hundreds of thousands of children and families in Syria are struggling to survive without food, medicine and clean water. Lives will be lost if we do not take urgent action. Save the Children is on the ground in Syria providing children and their families with life-saving assistance such as emergency care, shelters, protection, healthcare, clean water and warm clothes. You too can support their campaign and help the children of Syria;

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:


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