Charity Information

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. This is an approach common to many charities – please ask us if you’d like to know more about how and why we follow this approach.

We’re part of an international community – more than 50 countries around the world grant wishes under the banner of Make-A-Wish. We’re all affiliates of Make-A-Wish International who work closely with our founding organisation, Make-A-Wish America.

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Make-A-Wish International

Make-A-Wish America 

Where your money goes

In order to operate as efficiently as possible, we use volunteers as much as we can and try and 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 enable us to keep granting wishes, and we rely on people like you to raise the funds we need.

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

  • For every £1 we spent in 2018, 63p was spent on wishgranting. 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.

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 ensure you're well supported in your journey with us.

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