A ’Wash for Wishes’ car wash fundraising campaign has been launched by Irish fuel supplier and retailer Maxol, as part of the company’s charity partnership with the Make-A-Wish Ireland.

’Wash for Wishes’ car wash Week will run from today (September 9) until Sunday September 15. During the week, motorists can avail of Maxol car wash facilities at participating service stations in the knowledge that €2 from every car wash will be donated directly to Make-A-Wish Ireland. All funds raised will help Make-A-Wish reach their 2013 target of granting 210 wishes which is a 60% increase on last year.

At the launch, Brian Donaldson, the Maxol Group’s chief operations officer, said: "Maxol is proud to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation as the company’s nominated charity partner for 2013. We hope that by hosting ’Wash For Wishes’ car wash week, we can raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Ireland. Every donation made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation goes towards granting the wish of a child in Ireland with a life-threatening medical condition."

Susan O’Dwyer, CEO of Make-A-Wish Ireland also attended the launch: “Thank you to Maxol customers for supporting Wash for Wishes car-wash week for this wonderful charity," she said. "Each and every one of you will be making an enormous difference to a number of children living with a life-threatening medical condition by helping us to continue granting wishes.

"Having a wish granted can be a life changing experience for a child that struggles with a life-threatening medical condition. The wish experience can have a positive impact on the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of a child. Supporting Make-A-Wish helps to make a positive difference and provides happy memories to families all over Ireland. Sometimes these memories have to last a life-time."

Participating service stations are listed on www.maxol.ie and will display ’Wash For Wishes’ advertisements on their forecourts.