How to share your story

Real stories, photos and videos from the Make-A-Wish community help people understand what we do, why we do it, and how other people can support our work. 

They help us fundraise, increase awareness of some medical conditions and inform people about the impact of childhood illnesses in general, and the impact that a wish can have.

We’re always looking for people to share their experiences, in their own words, in a way that suits them.

You could share a #WishMoment, a memory, a letter, a piece of advice, a picture, video, story or opinion. 

You could explain how a wish gave your family hope, happiness or brought you all together. 

You could inspire others with information about what motivated you to fundraise or to volunteer for us. 

A member of our content team will then give you a call to talk this through - and say thank you!

Where might your story feature?

  • Your story could be hosted on our website, on our social media channels, on a poster or in a presentation. 
  • It could be used by our corporate partners to explain how businesses can support our work or in the media. 
  • You could also give a (virtual) talk to a school, at an event or to an organisation, or speak on radio or TV about your involvement with Make-A-Wish.

It all adds up to raising awareness of what we do. But it's your choice and your voice.

How to share your story

If you'd like to share your story, you can contact us by email, phone or post - see the details under the icons below.

It could be a photo, a drawing or a video, or maybe it’s a letter, blog post, diary entry, comment or vlog. If it’s a picture or video, make sure to tell us who’s who!

Please include the following information:

Full Name
Your age (if under 18)
Wish child's name and age (if applicable)

Your phone number
A summary of your story

Send your story to us via one of the following channels:

By Email
Email your story to us at marketing@makeawish.org.uk

By Phone
Call us on 01276 405060 and we'd love to speak with you about your story.

On Social Media
Follow us, tag us in your social media posts using @MakeAWishUK or send us a direct message.

By Post
Post your story to us at: Marketing, Make-A-Wish UK, Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1LX.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to use every story sent to us but we’ll let you know we’ve received your message and will contact you if there’s an opportunity to feature yours.

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Ideas to get you started

Wish story

If your child, or a child you know has been granted a wish (or will be soon!) we’d love to hear from you.

Your experiences

Do you write a parenting blog, run a business, have a unique fundraising story or have a special interest or topic that the wish community might be interested in? Tell us!

Training diary

Are you taking part in a challenging event like a cycle ride or marathon for Make-A-Wish? Tell us about your training, your fundraising, how you felt on the big day and what you've learnt.

Expert voices

If you're paediatrician, nurse or health/social professional and want to spread the word about wishes and the positive impact they can have, both on a child and their family, please get in touch.

Thank you for sharing your story with Make-A-Wish UK. Together, we can create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

If you change your mind about sharing your story at any time, contact us and we will stop any further use of your images, videos or story. We will also do our best to remove your story wherever we can. Read our privacy policy for more information.

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