Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is affiliated to Make-A-Wish Foundation® International and we share the mission of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
- On April 29, 1980, a seven year old boy named Chris Greicius realized his lifelong dream to become a police officer. Many of those responsible for fulfilling Chris’s wish wanted to do the same for other children with life-threatening medical conditions. This led to the creation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
- After the start of the Foundation in the United States, interest in granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions quickly spread to other nations. In 1993, Make-A-Wish Foundation® International was officially formed to serve the countries outside the U.S. which were granting wishes – and now helps to serve children outside the United States in 48 countries on five continents through its 37 affiliate offices. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America grants the wishes of children in the United States through its 64 chapters.
- With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Foundation® has collectively granted approximately 300,000 wishes worldwide since 1980. For more information about Make-A-Wish Foundation® International, please visit worldwish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish.
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