Introducing Hastings Little Wishes

Hastings Little Wishes, a dedicated local charity based in Port Macquarie, provides essential support to children up to 17 years of age living with serious illnesses. Committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of these children and their families, the charity offers various forms of assistance and wish-granting initiatives.

Hastings Little Wishes Port Macquarie

Its mission is to bring joy and relief to these children by creating special memories and alleviating some of their families’ challenges.

“From little wishes wonderful things can happen!”

Hastings Little Wishes Port Macquarie

Services & Support

Hastings Little Wishes offers various forms of support, including:

  • Experiences and Respite: Providing retreats, holidays, and sibling support to offer a break from medical treatments.
  • Medical and Travel Assistance: Covering travel and accommodation for medical appointments and surgeries.
  • Financial Relief: Assisting with bills, home renovations, medical equipment, and other expenses related to the child’s illness.
  • Educational Support: Providing laptops, assistive technology, and other resources to support learning at home.
  • Therapeutic Aid: Funding therapy and medical expenses not covered by NDIS.
  • Special Requests: Meeting unique needs as indicated in the nomination forms.

How to Nominate

If you know a deserving family in the Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA, please complete the nomination form on the Hastings Little Wishes website. The charity supports children with serious diseases, chronic conditions, or rare illnesses. All nominations undergo an independent committee review to ensure fair and thoughtful consideration.

Where is Hastings Little Wishes?

Hastings Little Wishes is proudly based in Port Macquarie, serving the entire Hastings region, including Crescent Head. The focus is on supporting local children up to 17 years of age who are dealing with serious illnesses.


Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Registered Charity

Hastings Little Wishes is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The charity has raised over $30,000 to support children and their families in the Hastings region.

Success Stories

Wish recipients include Eden, a 2-year-old with a rare terminal disease, who enjoyed a SeaWorld holiday, and Savvy, a 4-year-old cancer survivor, who celebrated a special Harry Potter-themed birthday party. These events are made possible through fundraising efforts and the generosity of supporters.

Get Involved

Community members can support Hastings Little Wishes by:

  • Donating: Make a financial contribution through the Hastings Little Wishes website.
  • Volunteering: Sign up to help with events and wishes.
  • Following on Social Media: Stay updated by following Hastings Little Wishes’ social media channels.

About the Founder

Irene Misfud, a local resident of Port Macquarie, founded Hastings Little Wishes in 2022 with a passion for helping families in her community. After over a decade of volunteering with a national children’s charity, Irene saw the need for more personal and timely support for local families. Under her leadership, Hastings Little Wishes has been able to grant wishes and provide essential support to children with serious illnesses in the local region.

Local charity spotlight: Making Dreams Come True with Hastings Little Wishes. In this video, you’ll hear directly from Irene Misfud, President of Hastings Little Wishes.