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The Wish Maker blog

We're calling on people like you to join our awesome #WishMaker community and help grant life-changing wishes to some truly deserving children. Follow the work of our amazing #WishMaker movement below!

Alex Neilan, Tough Mudder Fundraiser

Working as a paediatric dietician it’s opened my eyes to a lot of suffering of innocent people – and particularly young people. What Make-A-Wish do is absolutely humbling – focusing on the quality of life rather than longevity is so important for these kids who are sick of having needles poked in them.

That was the initial snowball – but then I started going out and talking about what I was doing and I met so many people who have had wishes granted, or their boyfriend’s had a wish granted, or grandchild, or friend... Then all of a sudden I realised just how much Make-A-Wish has impacted everyone around us – and that’s when I upped the fundraising target from 10K to 20K.

alex and his huge team in make a wish t-shirts

When I initially spoke to Kim in the Events team she told me I could buy 25 Tough Mudder places. I had a friend with a broken leg sign up – so after that I wasn’t taking no for an answer. We filled them and bought 25 more.