What we do

Spider man on his wish

We exist for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a life-changing bedroom makeover; our wishes are varied, personal and, most importantly, magical.

We go above and beyond to grant very special wishes to very special children; their dreams made a reality at a time when they need it most.

Because a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope.

We’ve seen the effects a wish can have on a seriously ill child: from creating incredible memories, building confidence and bringing happiness, to providing respite from the daily struggles that come with a life-threatening condition. 

We know what wishes can give, and this is the driving force behind why we continue to do what we do.

Read our wish stories

But we can't make these life-changing experiences happen without the generosity of people like you. See how you can help. 

Wish child Luke in Superman outfit, giving thumbs up to camera
Since being established in the UK in 1986, we've granted more than 10,000 wishes.
Wish child Ben smiling
We're part of the biggest wishgranting organisation in the world.