Fundraising FAQs

How do I donate to or fundraise for Make-A-Wish?

Thank you for thinking of us!

To make a donation online, please follow the link below.

Donate to Make-A-Wish

For cheques, please make these out to “Make-A-Wish UK” and post alongside a note of your details to:

Supporter Care Team
Make-A-Wish UK
7th Floor, Thames Tower
Station Road
Reading
RG1 1LX

If you're planning on fundraising for us, please register here and we'll be in touch.

I want to fundraise for Make-A-Wish, but I’m not sure where to start?

We're delighted that you'd like to raise money for Make-A-Wish. Your fundraising will help us grant life-changing wishes to even more children with critical illnesses in the UK.

There are many ways you can get involved, why not take a look at our Events page or if you'd like to organise your own event, head over to our Fundraising ideas section for some inspiration.

Please do remember to register your fundraising so we can support you with your efforts.

Do you have Make-A-Wish materials for my fundraising event?

Yes! We have balloons, banners, stickers and much more in stock, which we can provide for your fundraising event.

Please get in touch with our Supporter Care Team on fundraising@makeawish.org.uk or your Regional Fundraising Manager, who'll be able to order these items for you.

How much of my donation goes towards granting a life-changing wish?

In 2018, for every £1 we raised, we spent 63p on wishgranting, with the remaining 37p being invested into fundraising. For every £1 we invested, we generated £2.09.

How much does a wish cost?

On average a wish costs approx £3,000; however, this varies from wish to wish depending on the requirements of the wish and to ensure it's a child’s One True Wish.

I want to set up an online fundraising page, how do I do this?

We recommend using JustGiving, as setting up a page is quick and simple. Visit Justgiving.com, click “Start Fundraising”, select “A Charity” and you'll be prompted to create your account. Once this is complete you can nominate your selected charity - please choose “Make-A-Wish UK”.

Is it possible to sponsor a local wish?

We understand how important it is for people to know that their efforts have made a difference. If you have any questions about supporting a local wish, we’d be happy to discuss this further. Please speak to our Supporter Care Team or your Regional Fundraising Manager for more information.

My business would like to donate products or services to help make a wish come true, how do I do this?

Thank you so much for thinking of us. You can read more about giving a gift in kind here, or email us at info@makeawish.org.uk with more details and we'll be delighted to keep you in mind when a wish you can support comes up.

How will you spend the money I raise?

The money you raise will go towards granting magical wishes for more children with critical illnesses across the UK. If you'd like the money you raise to be spent in your area, please speak to our Supporter Care Team or your Regional Fundraising Manager.

The money we receive is generally unrestricted and this allows us to support even more children and spend the money where the need is greatest.

How do I change my regular donation?

You can change or cancel your regular donation to Make-A-Wish at any time. If you give by Direct Debit, you can make a change by calling us on 0118 304 2775 or emailing fundraising@makeawish.org.uk.

Please include your full name and address and details of any change you wish to make. You can also cancel a Direct Debit directly with your bank. Please note that if you wish to cancel your Direct Debit near to the date it usually comes out of your account, you'll need to do this directly with your bank.

If you give by Standing Order, you'll need to make any changes directly with your bank.

If you make a regular donation direct from your pay, you'll need to contact your employer to make any changes as they collect the donations on our behalf before forwarding them to us. Depending on your employer this may be handled by your HR, Finance or Payroll department.

To change your address details, Gift Aid status or communications preferences and for any other enquiries please call us on 0118 304 2775 or email fundraising@makeawish.org.uk.