Charity Information

Where your money goes

In order to operate as efficiently as possible, we use volunteers as much as we can, and try to source items and services for free whenever we can.

  • In 2018 (8-month year from Jan 2018 to end of Aug 2018) we had the support of 854 volunteers without whom we simply wouldn’t be able to operate.
  • We also secured £302,617 of gifts in kind, which saved us spending that money on goods or services.

Inevitably, we do still have to spend money to grant wishes, and we rely on people like you to raise the funds we need to do this. There are many ways you can help us to raise funds.

We also invest in fundraising to ensure that there is enough money available to grant the wishes of the children who will turn to us in the future.

  • For every £1 we spent, 63p was used to grant wishes. The remaining money was invested in fundraising.
  • For every £1 we invested, we generated £2.09.

We’re committed to responsible fundraising – see our fundraising promise.

Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is a charity registered in England and Wales (295672) and Scotland (SC037479).

Make-A-Wish Promotions Ltd is a subsidiary company which gifts all of its profits to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Please contact us if you’d like to know more about how and why we follow this approach.

Annual accounts

Our annual accounts are produced at the end of our financial year to give you transparency on how the charity is reaching it's goals.

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Fundraising promise

Our promise to our supporters, to practice responsible fundraising and ensure you're well supported in your journey with us.

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Make-A-Wish International

Find out more about Make-A-Wish International, and how 38 countries are networked and have granted nearly 500,000 wishes globally.

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