How to share your 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. We’re always looking for people who are comfortable sharing their experiences so that we can keep granting wishes. 
You may want to share a #WishMoment, a memory, a letter, a piece of advice, story or opinion. Or maybe you’re training for an event or fundraising for us?

How can my story help?

Our supporters have told us that stories about our wishes motivate them to keep going – whether they’re pushing themselves in an athletic event, fundraising or volunteering for us.

Real stories, photos and videos from the Make-A-Wish community also show people what we do, how we do it and why we do it. By sharing these, you can:

  • Help people to understand the power of a wish.
  • Encourage and inspire people to apply for a wish, donate, volunteer or fundraise for wishes.
  • Join our community, get your voice heard and raise awareness of a health condition.

You may want to share a thoughtful quote that we can amplify on our social media media channels or send us a photo that we can use on a poster or presentation.

Could you write a blog or letter about your personal experiences, give a talk at a local school, event or organisation or speak on radio or TV about your story?

It all adds up to an important conversation, and it starts with you.

I want to share my story. What happens now?

Here’s how to email, call or write to us.

  1. Write or create your story or story idea. This could be a letter, blog post, diary entry, comment, vlog, photo, or drawing.
  2. Make sure you include the following information:
    Full Name:
    Your age (if under 18):
    Wish child's age (if applicable):

    Email address:
    Phone number:
    Your blog/social media page:
    Your story:
  3. Send your story to us via one of the following channels.


By email

Send your story to us at marketing@makeawish.org.uk and we will call or email you back to discuss further.

By phone

Call us on 01276 40 50 60 and we'd love to hear about your story.

By post

Write up your or draw your wish story and post it to us at: Marketing, Make-A-Wish UK, Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1LX.

You can also follow and tag us in your social media posts @MakeAWishUK or send us a direct message.

For examples of stories we’ve featured on our website, see our News & Stories page:

Read our latest News & Stories

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. How was the wish? What was your favourite #WishMoment? Describe it and send us a photo!

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, how you met your fundraising target, and the big day. How did you feel, and what did you learn?

Expert voices

If you are paediatrician, nurse or professional and want to spread the word about wishes, 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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