Make-A-Wish and Melissa Doyle challenge you to switch off a phone and switch on a wish in March!
Switch Off is Make-A-Wish Australia's new fundraising initiative to help children with life-threatening medical conditions.
People are encouraged to switch off their phones for a nominated period of time - a hard thing for many of us! - during March and invite family, friends and colleagues to sponsor them. They can also challenge a phone-addicted friend to take up the challenge and switch off too.
When asked by Make-A-Wish what the most challenging part of switching off will be and what she's most looking forward to, Melissa Doyle - Patron of Make-A-Wish Australia - replied, "As a journo I'm always on call, so I'm going to try and switch off when I can and see how long i can last. I have a feeling it's going to be tough!
"But honestly I'm really looking forward to catching up with my children each day and hearing more about what's happening in their lives, rather than via text messages after school.
"Switch Off really does promote spending more time with your loved ones and less time on your phone, all whilst making wishes come true."
Since 1985. Make-A-Wish Australia has granted over 7000 tailor-made wishes to seriously-ill children across Australia with new applications coming in every day.