You can create life-changing wishes

For children with critical illnesses

Over 60,000 children in the UK have been diagnosed with a critical condition, changing their lives and the lives of their families forever. For them, the joy of childhood is brought to an abrupt end, with treatment plans, hospital visits and sleepless nights taking over.

A wish revives a childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones and leaves a profound and lasting impact on all their lives.
 

How you can help

Donate today

Whether it's a single donation or a regular gift, your donation will help revive a childhood stolen by critical illness.

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Find a challenge

Do you want to get fit, push yourself to try something new, or simply have fun? Take on a challenge for Make-A-Wish in 2024.

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Fundraise for us

Find out how you can get involved in fundraising opportunities within in your local community.

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Volunteer with us

Even just 30 minutes a week of your time will have a profound impact on our ability to grant wishes sooner.

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News & stories

Catch up on the latest news and happenings.

A Night of Wishes raises £450,000 for Make-A-Wish UK

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Make-A-Wish UK announces funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

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Joma Jewellery create a bespoke bracelet for World Wish Day.

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Get yourself a limited edition Migration Movie Christmas 'Quacker'

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Wish stories

Take a look at just some of the amazing wishes you've helped us grant.

Wish Granted

Sevi

5 yrs

Neuroblastoma

"I wish to have a Nintendo Switch"

Wish Granted

Benedicta

16 yrs

Sickle cell disease with complications

"I wish to have a gaming laptop"

Wish Granted

Penelope

8 yrs

Rare genetic condition

"I wish to be the Queen for a day"

Wish Granted

Noah

12 yrs

Complex lung condition

"I wish to be in the army for a day"

Wish Granted

Lacey

6 yrs

Congenital heart defect

"I wish to have a unicorn-themed party"

Wish Granted

Kate

9 yrs

Complex severe cystic fibrosis

"I wish to meet and train with my gymnastics idol"

Wish Granted

Dulcie

7 yrs

Neuroblastoma

"I wish to be a VIP and walk the red carpet with paparazzi"

Wish Granted

Izzy

18 yrs

B cell lymphoma

"I wish to spend the day with a ballet company"

Wish Granted

Julia

6 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to to go Lapland UK"

Wish Granted

Alice

7 yrs

Cancer

"I wish to go to Lapland"

Wish Granted

Jack

10 yrs

Hurler's syndrome

"I wish to go to Lapland"

Wish Granted

Lincoln

7 yrs

Osteogenesis imperfecta

"A Disney Wish"

Wish Granted

James

5 yrs

Blood disorder

"I wish to go to Lapland"

Wish Granted

Ryleigh

6 yrs

Brain tumours

"I wish to have a Disney themed party with my family and friends"

Wish Granted

Marco

18 yrs

Crohn's disease

"I wish to fly in a Spitfire"

Wish Granted

Lila

6 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to go on a holiday to Cornwall"

Wish Granted

George

5 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to go to a dirt bike championship and meet the riders"

Wish Granted

Harry

7 yrs

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

"I wish to search for the Loch Ness Monster"

Wish Granted

Oliver

18 yrs

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

"I wish to go to an Elton John concert"

Wish Granted

Ben

18 yrs

Testicular cancer

"I wish to have a Playstation 5"

Wish Granted

Cameron

11 yrs

Tetralogy of Fallot

"I wish to meet and game with YouTuber, SB737"

Wish Granted

Connor

12 yrs

End-stage renal failure

"I wish to meet DanTDM"

Wish Granted

Joshua

9 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to have a jungle themed bedroom"

Wish Granted

Charlotte

6 yrs

Heart defect

"To go on holiday to Center Parcs"

Wish Granted

Oliver

3 yrs

Neurodevelopmental disorder

"To have a spa pool"

Wish Granted

Zachariah

8 yrs

Neurological condition

"I wish to have a Delta Delichon Buggy"

Wish Granted

Abbie

12 yrs

Osteosarcoma

"I wish to meet Tilly Ramsay and cook a meal with her to enjoy together"

Wish Granted

Amber

10 yrs

Large cell lymphoma

"I wish to go to the London Horse Show"

Wish Granted

Kieran

12 yrs

Neurological condition

"I wish to be a Transformers designer and make an actual figure"

Wish Granted

Lewis

11 yrs

Chromosome disorder

"A Disney wish"

Other useful information

Give a gift in kind

Become a part of the wish journey by donating goods, skills or services and help grant life-changing wishes to more children.

Find out how

Get involved

From capturing wishes to running a marathon, there are lots of ways you can be a part of granting wishes.

Get involved

Apply for a wish

Find out everything you need to know about referring a child for a wish with Make-A-Wish.

Wish referrals

What we do

Together, we create joy, happiness and magical memories through life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

What we do