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Join in with Bake-A-Wish! (11/09/2014)


We need you to take up your wooden spoons and get baking[] to help grant magical wishes! Simply bake some treats and use them to raise funds that will help us grant magical wishes to seriously-ill children. You can get involved at home with friends, at school, work or through your local community group. It's easy: bake, sell, then send us the funds that you've raised. We'll...


Make-A-Wish Statement: Student Adventures (29/08/2014)


Student Adventures, the company which takes students on fundraising trips to raise money for charities, has gone into liquidation. We would like reassure the students that the fundraising money that they have been raising has been received by Make-A-Wish. We have been extremely grateful to...


Volunteers' Week (01/06/2014)

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This Volunteers' Week, we're celebrating the amazing work that our volunteers do! Volunteers' Week is an annual event which takes place on 1-7 June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK - and this year also marks the 30 years...


Wish family take on the Great Manchester Run! (08/05/2014)

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Naomi James, from Darwen, Lancashire, is set to take part in the 2014 Bupa Great Manchester Run in aid of Make-A-Wish - after her son Nolan was granted a wish! Naomi, 34, will be running with her sister Gemma, 30 and nine year old...


Help grant Stephen's wish! (23/04/2014)


You have no doubt heard about Stephen Sutton and his amazing fundraising for charity, which is still rising! 19 year old Stephen Sutton has been living with cancer since he was 15. In January 2013, shortly after his cancer was declared incurable, Stephen started...


Seven year old Hannah cuts off her hair for Make-A-Wish! (26/03/2014)

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Seven year old Hannah Jeans, from Barrhead, South Glasgow, cut 15 inches off her hair last Saturday in aid of Make-A-Wish. She is now encouraging others to fundraise for wishes! Hannah chose to support Make-A-Wish after noticing children with no hair on holiday....


Original Godspell cast to reunite on stage (12/03/2014)

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Stars of the 1974 production of Godspell will reunite on stage for the one-night-only performance being held in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK on Monday 19th May 2014! David Essex, who played Jesus in the original production of Godspell, will be joined on stage...


Make-A-Wish employees run for wishes! (03/03/2014)

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Six employees from Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK ran for wishes at the Reading Half Marathon yesterday. Emma Cronin, Kiri Smith, Jo Micklewright, Josie Taylor, Richard Mugford and Lucy Hale chose to raise money for Make-A-Wish after working for the charity for several years and seeing the...


"The memories you help make are totally priceless and irreplaceable" (20/01/2014)

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In 2011 we granted Laurence, from Devon, his wish to see the MotoGP. Laurence was 18 at the time of his wish and was living with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a form of epilepsy. Just before Christmas we received a letter from his parents, Paul and Rosalyn,...


Broadway Revival of Godspell to aid Make-A-Wish (13/12/2013)

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We are delighted to announce the Broadway Revival of Godspell will be performed in Concert at The Lyric Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue, for one night only, on Monday 19th May 2014 in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK. The show, which was last seen in...

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