You have the power to light up the darkness

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.

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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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Get involved

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

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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

Wish stories

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

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

Epstein’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"

News & stories

Catch up on the latest news and happenings.

Use the power of gaming to grant wishes this July.

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Who you gonna call? George, that's who!

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From #WishHero to Wish Dad: Simon's story.

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‘Critically ill children have been waiting long enough’

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Other useful information

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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 for Make-A-Wish

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

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