Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance rev up national partnership with the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

PICKERING, ON, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - With almost 1,800 pending wishes across Canada, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is happy to announce its newest partnership with Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance.

This new venture will see Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance providing sponsorship and support to Children's Wish for its Exile Island, Golf for Wishes, Children's Wish Ride-Along and Flight in Search of Santa events in Toronto; the Wish Gala event in Vancouver; and the Golf Classic, Flight in Search of Santa and Children's Wish Annual Campaign events held in Montreal.

On top of the financial donation, Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance will also be offering employee volunteers at various Children's Wish events in Toronto, Montreal and the rest of Canada throughout 2015.

"For Children's Wish, this new partnership with Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance provides an opportunity for us to make significant strides in our wish granting efforts nationwide," said Sandra Hancox, Director, Chapter Relations. "With more wishes being submitted daily, we strive to bring each child the gift of hope by granting their most heartfelt wish as they battle life-threatening illnesses. This new union will further strengthen our mission to bring joy back into these children's lives."

For Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance, this partnership further builds on its commitment to the communities it serves across the country.

"We are excited to support an incredible organization like Children's Wish," said John Shapardanov, General Manager, Marketing & Business Development, Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance. "It is important for our organization to align ourselves with other organizations who look to build, improve and support the communities they serve. This partnership with Children's Wish fits that vision perfectly. We are committed to helping make the wishes and dreams of these very special children come true while bringing their communities closer together in the spirit of hope."

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness.  Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to more than 21,000 children and their families.

This year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

VW Credit Canada, Inc.

Headquartered in Ajax, Ontario, VW Credit Canada, Inc., a captive finance company, services Audi and Volkswagen retail customers and dealers as Audi Finance and Volkswagen Finance. The company provides competitive financial products and services to dealers and their customers throughout Canada including leasing and financing, along with wholesale financing for new and used vehicles.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: Note to Editors / News Directors: For additional information or to request an interview, please contact: Sandra Gregory, Communications Specialist, Ontario Region, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Mobile: 905.767.6356, Email: sandra.gregory@childrenswish.ca

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