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 2023.

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Join your community

Find out how you can get involved in granting wishes in your local community - from fundraising to volunteering and more.

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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.

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News & stories

Catch up on the latest news and happenings.

Get yourself a limited edition Migration Movie Christmas 'Quacker'

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Fundraising focus - Sparkles and Wishes dinner raises £6,500 for wishes.

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Turn your gifts into wishes this Christmas with our amazing partner offers.

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The 2023 Art of Wishes Gala once again raises funds for Make-A-Wish.

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Wish stories

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

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

Oliver

5 yrs

Wilms' tumour

"I wish to have a Nintendo Switch"

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

Finley

3 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to meet all my favourite characters and have them come visit me at home"

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

Adil

8 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to have a party"

Wish Granted

Kieran

12 yrs

Neurological condition

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

Wish Granted

Tíernan

6 yrs

Kidney failure

"I wish to go to Lapland"

Wish Granted

Lewis

11 yrs

Chromosome disorder

"A Disney wish"

Wish Granted

Hattie

16 yrs

Bowel condition

"I wish to have a London shopping spree"

Wish Granted

Elsie

17 yrs

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

"I wish to go to London's Comic Con and be a VIP"

Wish Granted

Fraser

6 yrs

Leukaemia

"A Disney Wish"

Wish Granted

Sienna

12 yrs

Hurler's syndrome

"I wish to be a fashion designer"

Wish Granted

Lennon

6 yrs

Mowat-Wilson syndrome

"I wish to go to Camp Bestival"

Wish Granted

Clark

8 yrs

Retinoblastoma

"I wish to meet comic author, Jamie Smart"

Wish Granted

Aiden

7 yrs

Leukaemia

"I wish to have a gaming PC"

Wish Granted

Angel

14 yrs

Congenital birth defects

"I wish to have a VIP experience at The Shard"

Wish Granted

George

8 yrs

Ebstein’s anomaly

"I wish to be a Ghostbuster"

Wish Granted

Alfie

14 yrs

Rare genetic condition

"I wish to have a party with an indie rock band and animals"

Wish Granted

Aaron

6 yrs

Brain tumour

"I wish to have a cabin bed so I can reach the stars"

Wish Granted

Abi

12 yrs

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

"I wish to have a shopping spree in Chester"

Wish Granted

Amber

12 yrs

Batten disease

"I wish to be a princess in my own castle"

Wish Granted

Chloe

16 yrs

Dyskeratosis congenita

"I wish to go to the James Bond premiere in London"

Wish Granted

Zakk

7 yrs

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

"I wish to have a PS5 Games Console"

Wish Granted

Eloise

14 yrs

DiGeorge Syndrome

"I wish to have a Mr Men themed birthday party"

Wish Granted

Darshan

14 yrs

Brain tumour

"I wish to have home gym equipment"

Wish Granted

James

16 yrs

Ewing sarcoma

"I wish to have my drawings published in a comic series"

Other useful information

Get involved

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

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Apply for a wish

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

Wish referrals

Volunteer with us

From cheerers to Wish Makers, we couldn't do what we do without our amazing volunteers.

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What we do

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

What we do