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    Posted on 18th Dec 2020

    Internationally acclaimed British artists Idris Khan, OBE and Annie Morris are selling a limited edition print each, the proceeds of which will go to Make-A-Wish UK. Read more

    Art of Wishes

    Posted on 14th Dec 2020

    A teenage boy, who feels that his wish is granted every time he goes to watch his beloved football team play, has released a charity single and video to raise money for other children's wishes. Read more

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    Posted on 7th Dec 2020

    Nine-year-old wish child Emily had a private virtual meeting with singing sensation Griff, ahead of the release of her single Love Is A Compass, the official soundtrack of Disney’s festive advert. Read more

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    Disney

    Posted on 27th May 2020

    Around 1700 seriously ill children, whose wishes are on hold due to the coronavirus, have been sent surprise goody bags by the children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK and the supermarket Morrisons. Read more

    Corporate Partners

    Wishes

    Posted on 1st Apr 2020

    Clothing retailer Peacocks has launched a three-pronged initiative to help raise money for wishes this Mother’s Day following the success of its first partnership with Make-A-Wish® UK over Christmas. Read more

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    Posted on 1st Mar 2020

    Seven-year-old Allan from Swansea has had treatment for a soft tissue tumour in his stomach. In February 2020 Make-A-Wish granted his wish to be a Police Office for the day. Read more

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    Police Officer

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    Wish Stories

    Posted on 4th Feb 2020

    Make-A-Wish is recruiting eight young people from all over the UK who have been granted a wish in the past two years, to form the first STARboard, our own Children and Young People’s Board. Read more

    Charity Ambassadors

    STARboard

    Wish Child

    Posted on 5th Dec 2019

    The children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK has opened its doors to cameras for the first time for a two-part television documentary about its work being broadcast on Channel 5 next week. Read more

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    Tern TV

    TV

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    Wishes

    Posted on 27th Nov 2019

    A teenager from Swindon, who has been treated for a rare cancer, has been granted her greatest wish – to solve a murder with the help of the police! Read more

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    Police Officer

    Wish Stories

    Posted on 13th Nov 2019

    A 12-year-old boy from Gateshead has ridden in the driver’s cab of an express train thanks to the children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK and train operator Great Western Railway. Read more

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    Train driver

    Wish Child

    Wishes

    Posted on 2nd Oct 2019

    A month-long campaign in memory of one little girl has raised more than £35,000 to help the children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK grant more life-changing wishes to children living with serious illnesses. Read more

    Fundraising

    Wish Child

    Wishes

    Posted on 1st Aug 2019

    Five fundraising ultra-runners are due to set off on a 470-mile relay from Fort William, Scotland, to Caernarfon in North Wales on 22nd August. Read more

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