Do you know a child fighting a life-threatening condition, who could benefit from a magical wish?
We accept wish referrals from parents or guardians, medical professionals – or even the children themselves. If you have any questions about the wish process, give us a call on 01276 40 50 70 or email email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.
To refer a child for a wish, you'll need to complete our referral form and post it back to us. The child's parent/guardian needs to sign the medical release form. Please return the form to: Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, 329-331 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HQ.
What is a wish?
Our wishes give seriously ill children the chance to do something extraordinary. For many children, a wish is an opportunity to do something they never thought possible when life is tough. Children's wishes can range from being a princess for the day or meeting their hero, to going on a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday – click here to read about some of the wishes we've granted. Whatever each child's wish is, we make the experience a truly individual and memorable one.
What are the criteria for receiving a wish?
To have their wish granted, a child needs to be a UK resident, aged between 3 and 17 years, and fighting a life-threatening condition. We speak to each child's consultant to establish whether their condition is medically classed as life-threatening.
In addition, a child should not have received a previous wish from us, or from another wishgranting organisation – we're only able to grant one wish to a child.
We can accept a wish application if we receive it on the child's third birthday, or before the day of their 18th birthday.
How do I help a child get a wish?
Download our referral form here – this is a short form that you'll need to print off and post back to us. Please remember that the child's parent/guardian needs to sign the medical release form – this will let us to write to the child's consultant as soon as possible, in order to establish medical eligibility. Please post the form back to: Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, 329-331 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HQ.
If you have any problems downloading or completing the referral form, please contact us on 01276 40 50 70 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a form in the post.
What happens next?
Once we've spoken to the child's medical consultant and they've confirmed the child has a life-threatening condition, we'll send a short form to the family asking for further information about the child. When we get this form back, we'll arrange for our specially-trained volunteers to visit the child to find out what their wish is.
Please note that our wishes are restricted to within Europe.