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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!

Make-A-Wish UK

Paul Jukes from Newcastle has raised more than £2,800 for Make-A-Wish since 2014 by taking part in sponsored runs, and this year is no different - he’s running the 2017 London Marathon! We caught up with Paul to find out more about his journey and what motivated him to support us…

Paul holding up his London Marathon medal

Make-A-Wish UK

The 37th Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on the 23 April 2017, covering 26.1 miles of London’s streets and this year Make-A-Wish has its largest team ever! 

Dawn, Wishgranter

Wishgranter Dawn knows a thing or two about planning an amazing trip to London. She recently put James' lift operator in the big city together. She gives her advice on creating a fabulous wheelchair-friendly visit to the Big Smoke.

dawn at her desk

London: home to the Queen, the Thames, the Tower of London, Dangermouse, hundreds of restaurants and the underground, with its thousands and thousands and thousands of stairs! 

For a wheelchair user a visit to the Capital of England can be a daunting prospect.  Here at Make-A-Wish we’ve learnt a few things over the years which, we hope, helps make a trip to London as stress-free as possible.

The first and most important tip is – plan ahead!