The Round Up: Thursday 6th May 2021

This year in conjunction with World Wish Day, a campaign has been launched by charity Make a Wish who grant wishes to children with life-threatening/limiting conditions in order to provide hope and strength for these children who have often been or are going through a very tough time.

New research they have done has revealed that currently over 63,000 children in the UK are eligible for a wish so they have launched a campaign backed by Stephen Mulhern, Mo Gilligan, Bear Grylls, Saffron Barker, Millie Bright and Hannah Cockroft who themselves took part in virtual meets with wish children to hear first-hand about the impact a wish can have. Robin Elliott has been finding out more about the charity.

During the lockdown, there was an interesting rise in the number of people willing to put themselves out there. Whether baking, writing, or countless other endeavours,
it seems that many people learned new skills stuck at home. We speak to Niall Páirc from west Belfast, who created a special film using a distinct technique.