Gypsy was given to Fae, who has neuroblastoma, on Sunday, September 8, and Roleystone Orchards will agist the pony free of charge.
Nagmart Saddlery in Kenwick also ensured Fae has access to a pink grooming kit and all the horsey accessories she could want and did up Gypsy for the big reveal with a pink bow, painted pink hooves and a pink and purple halter and head rope.
Make-A-Wish partnership development manager Scott Hine said this wish was one of the most heart-warming he had encountered.
‘It’s the perfect example of a local community coming together to help make a seriously ill child’s wish come true, with everyone chipping in to ensure Fae has the best day imaginable,’ he said.
Roleystone IGA cooked up a storm for the guests, family and friends who supported Fae.
Make-A-Wish Australia began in 1985 and has granted the wishes of more than 7000 seriously-ill children. International research shows that 97 per cent of parents surveyed observed a noticeable improvement in their child’s mental and emotional health following the granting of their wish. Physical health was also seen to improve in 75 per cent of cases.
To donate, visit makeawish.org.au or call 1800 032 260.