Wish Upon a Crane

There’s a Japanese myth that if you fold 1000 paper cranes you’ll be granted a wish.

Wish Upon A Crane is a fund raising initiaitive supporting the work of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Tomorrow morning thousands of paper cranes will be sold to raise money for the cause and along the way the organisers are hoping to break a world record. They’re hoping that someone will be able to fold 100 cranes in less than 90 minutes.

I spoke to one of the event’s organisers, Chris Marchegiani, on 98.5 Sonshine FM this morning.

Around 25 000 cranes have already been folded, using used paper, by school students, businesses and the general community. Throughout tomorrow the cranes will be sold for a gold coin donation.

It’s all happening between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. tomorrow at Sir Charles Promenade, Curtin University, Bentley.

If you’d like the full story you can listen to my conversation with Chris using the media player below.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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