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    Posted 7th Sep 2020 in News

    Charities rely on trust and goodwill. Sadly, some people try to exploit this. We explain how you can be sure that the money you're donating is definitely going towards granting wishes. Read more

    Charity News

    Posted 26th Aug 2020 in News

    We exist to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. That is why it is so important that every child has equal access to a wish. Read more

    Charity News

    EDI

    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

    Posted 18th Aug 2020 in News, Stories

    Former rugby player, Jasper Gordon, from Nottingham, has cycled 1000km in 36 days to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK - and lost a few pounds in the process. Read more

    Cycling

    Fundraising

    Supporters

    Team #WishHero

    Posted 22nd Jul 2020 in News

    Nine-year-old Chloe has cerebral palsy; however, she doesn't let this hold her back and recently completed her latest challenge - running 20k in 20 days, to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK. Read more

    Fundraising

    Running

    Wish Child

    Posted 22nd Jul 2020 in Blog

    Last week the STARboard members were given the opportunity to grill Make-A-Wish UK CEO, Jason Suckley. Find out what questions they had in store for him. Read more

    Charity News

    Jason Suckley

    STARboard

    Posted 2nd Jul 2020 in News

    The latest update, as at 1st July 2020, from Make-A-Wish UK CEO, Jason Suckley on the impact of the virus on the charity and our ability to continue granting wishes. Read more

    Charity News

    Coronavirus

    Covid-19

    Posted 11th Jun 2020 in News

    We’re absolutely delighted to have partnered with The Luna Drive In Cinema, the UK’s leading open-air cinema, offering film fans the opportunity to watch new and classic movies in a drive-in setting. Read more

    Cinema

    Corporate Partners

    Fundraising

    Movies

    Posted 10th Jun 2020 in News

    Sign up to fundraise with GameStars for Father’s Day today and spend some quality time gaming as a family whilst raising money to grant life-changing wishes. Read more

    Father's Day

    Fundraising

    Games Console

    GameStars

    Gaming

    Posted 1st Jun 2020 in News

    Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering and we just wanted to say a huge thanks to our amazing volunteers. Read more

    Charity Ambassadors

    Charity News

    Volunteers

    Posted 29th May 2020 in News

    Around 1700 seriously ill children, whose wishes are on hold due to the coronavirus, have received surprise goody bags thanks to our partnership with the supermarket Morrisons. Read more

    Corporate Partners

    Wishes

    Wishgranting

    Posted 26th May 2020 in News

    The latest update, as at 26th May 2020, from Make-A-Wish UK CEO, Jason Suckley on the impact of the virus on the charity and our ability to continue granting wishes. Read more

    Charity News

    Coronavirus

    Covid-19

    Posted 11th May 2020 in News

    Fairy and Make-A-Wish have been working together for 14 years and this year is no exception. Fairy invited wish children to design a limited edition bottle to bring their own wish to life. Read more

    Corporate Partners

    Fairy

    Fundraising

    Posted 30th Apr 2020 in News

    During these difficult times, Ant and Dec would like to send a message of hope to the 2,000 children whose #WishesAreWaiting. Read more

    Celebrities

    Celebrity

    Wish Child

    Wishes

    Posted 3rd Apr 2020 in News

    The latest update, as at 3rd April 2020, from Make-A-Wish UK CEO, Jason Suckley on the impact of the virus on the charity and our ability to continue granting wishes. Read more

    Charity News

    Coronavirus

    Covid-19

    Posted 1st Apr 2020 in Stories

    Make-A-Wish volunteer and former wish child, Mark has first-hand knowledge of the positive impact that a wish can have on a child and their family. Read more

    Impact

    Volunteers

    Wish Child

    Wish Stories

    Posted 16th Mar 2020 in News

    An update from Make-A-Wish UK CEO, Jason Suckley on the impact of the virus on the charity and our ability to continue granting wishes. Read more

    Charity News

    Coronavirus

    Covid-19

    Posted 10th Mar 2020 in Stories

    Wish child and Make-A-Wish volunteer, Imi shares her story, highlighting just how powerful a wish can be and how they can give a child the strength they need to keep going when things seem hopeless. Read more

    Impact

    Motivation

    Wish Child

    Wish Stories

    Posted 8th Mar 2020 in Stories

    Wish mum, Natalie shares the story of her family's journey and how her daughter's wish has had a long-lasting, positive effect on their whole family. Read more

    Impact

    Mum

    Wish Parent

    Wish Stories

    Posted 27th Feb 2020 in News, GameStars

    On Tuesday 18th February, YouTuber Syndicate – also known as Tom Cassell - supported us in launching our new fundraising initiative, GameStars, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. Read more

    Fundraising

    Games Console

    GameStars

    Gaming

    Posted 11th Feb 2020 in Blog

    Make-A-Wish PR & Influencer Engagement Manager, Jo is running the London Landmarks Half Marathon in support of the charity. Jo has several very good reasons to take part and she tells us more here. Read more

    Fundraising

    Half Marathon

    London

    London Landmarks Half Marathon

    Run

    Running

    Runs

    Posted 7th Feb 2020 in News

    We're delighted to announce that we've launched STARboard, our very own Children and Young People’s Board! Read more

    STARboard

    Wish Child

    Posted 17th Jan 2020 in Stories

    Padraig, whose brother Tony was referred to Make-A-Wish when he was living with retinoblastoma, shares his story and tells us why he's supporting Make-A-Wish in the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Read more

    Fundraising

    London Landmarks Half Marathon

    Profiles

    Supporters

    Wish Brother

    Wish Stories

    Posted 17th Jan 2020 in Stories

    Dawn, shares her experience as a Paediatric Oncology Nurse and tells us why she's supporting Make-A-Wish in the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Read more

    Fundraising

    London Landmarks Half Marathon

    Paediatric Oncology Nurse

    Profiles

    Supporters

    Wish Child

    Wish Stories

    Posted 13th Jan 2020 in Stories

    Lucy, who had her wish to meet the GB hockey team granted when she was 14 years old, shares her story and tells us why she's supporting Make-A-Wish in this year's London Landmarks Half Marathon. Read more

    Fundraising

    London Landmarks Half Marathon

    Profiles

    Supporters

    Wish Child

    Wish Stories

    Posted 18th Dec 2019 in News

    Episode two of Make a Wish for Christmas, the Channel 5 documentary about Make-A-Wish, aired at 8pm on 18th December. Read more

    Documentary

    Tern TV

    TV

    Posted 12th Dec 2019 in News

    Episode one of Make a Wish for Christmas, the Channel 5 documentary about Make-A-Wish, aired at 9pm on 12th December. Read more

    Documentary

    Tern TV

    TV

    Wish Child

    Wishgranting

    Posted 11th Dec 2019 in Blog, News

    Meet one of our Wishgranters, Nicola! Read more

    Profiles

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 11th Dec 2019 in Blog, News

    Tom tells us all about his role as a Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish UK. Read more

    Profiles

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 11th Dec 2019 in Blog, News

    Vicky tells us all about her role as a Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish UK. Read more

    Profiles

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 10th Dec 2019 in Blog, News

    Michaela (aka. Micky!) tells us all about her role as a Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish UK. Read more

    Profiles

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Wishmaker

    Posted 5th Dec 2019 in News

    Find out all about the work we do in this Channel 5 documentary. The first episode airs at 9pm on Thursday 12th December, 2019. Read more

    Channel 5

    Documentary

    Tern TV

    TV

    Posted 1st Dec 2019 in News

    We've picked our favourite 2019 Christmas gifts in aid of Make-A-Wish. Make a real difference this Christmas and help us to grant a seriously ill child's One True Wish. Read more

    Posted 1st Dec 2019 in News

    Khayyam, who's wish it was to have his own YouTube Channel when he was six has now, at age ten, gone on to become our Showbiz Correspondent for Big The Musical. Read more

    BIG the Musical

    Blog

    Wish Child

    Wish Stories

    YouTube

    Posted 18th Oct 2019 in News

    It's that time of the year again...our Christmas Cards are here! Get ahead of the December rush AND help grant wishes this Christmas by grabbing a pack or 2 of our new 2019 xmas cards! Read more

    Christmas

    Fundraising

    Merchandise

    Shopping

    Posted 11th Oct 2019 in Blog

    We caught up with Make-A-Wish UK CEO, Jason Suckley to find out a little more about who he is and what working for Make-A-Wish means to him. Read more

    Profiles

    Posted 6th Sep 2019 in Stories

    We’d like to give a hat-tip to chauffeur Edmund De Souza – one of our unsung Wish Heroes! Read more

    #WishHero

    Behind the scenes

    Limo

    Profiles

    Team #WishHero

    Posted 5th Sep 2019 in Blog

    Make-A-Wish Regional Fundraising Manager, Nikki is celebrating 20 years in remissions from leukaemia. She tells us what this means to her and her family. Read more

    Celebration

    Party

    Regional Fundraising Manager

    Posted 2nd Sep 2019 in Blog, News

    Make-A-Wish team member, Tequilla tells us all about what it's like to be a Wishgranter. Read more

    Profiles

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 20th Aug 2019 in News

    Experience this exciting new musical, based on the movie starring Tom Hanks, and a pound from every show ticket sold will go towards granting more life-changing wishes. Read more

    BIG the Musical

    Music

    Theatre

    Posted 16th Aug 2019 in Blog

    A look back at some of the wishes granted over the last few years Read more

    cBeebies

    Pirate

    Spa Pool

    Train

    Train driver

    Virgin trains

    Wish Stories

    Posted 7th Aug 2019 in Blog

    Volunteer Wish Visitor Alli tells us all about why she's chosen to give a gift in her Will to help life-changing wishes to more children. Read more

    Gifts in Wills

    Volunteers

    Will

    Wish Visitors

    Posted 5th Aug 2019 in News

    Wish child Khayyam has now become our Entertainment Correspondent for BIG The Musical - keeping you updated on everything that's going on behind the scenes! Read more

    BIG the Musical

    Posted 24th Jul 2019 in Blog

    Nikki is the Regional Fundraising Manager for Central England and former wish child. Find out more about how she is helping grant wishes in her community. Read more

    Profiles

    Regional Fundraising Manager

    Wish Child

    Posted 24th Jul 2019 in News

    Make-A-Wish UK and Disney store joins forces to unlock wishes when wish child Jasmine meets her favourite princess, Jasmine, from Aladdin. Read more

    Aladdin

    Disney

    Jasmine

    Princess

    Posted 26th Jun 2019 in Disney

    Ten-year-old fundraiser Emily from Maguiresbridge in Northern Ireland has received a huge Disney-shaped thank you from Make-A-Wish after she raised more than £20,000 for us. Read more

    Disney

    Disneyland Paris

    Fundraising

    Thank you

    Will Smith

    Posted 20th Jun 2019 in Blog

    Grace is Regional Fundraising Manager for Northern England, find out more about Grace and her role in changing lives. Read more

    Fundraising

    North East

    North West

    Northern England

    Profiles

    Regional Fundraising Manager

    Yorkshire

    Posted 20th Jun 2019 in Case Study

    We receive no government funding so we rely on partnerships to keep delivering life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. Read more

    Corporate Partners

    Fundraising

    Posted 18th Jun 2019 in News

    This month, Make-A-Wish® UK celebrated a year since moving to new offices - our Community Hub halfway up Thames Tower in Reading. Read more

    Behind the scenes

    Community

    Community Hub

    Posted 18th Jun 2019 in News

    Four-year-old Daniel from Cairneyhill in Scotland was born with renal failure and became Scotland’s youngest dialysis patient when he was just 10 months old. Read more

    Aladdin

    Disney

    Posted 10th Jun 2019 in Stories

    You’ve applied for a wish for your child and found out you’re eligible. Welcome to a world of possibility! So, what do you do now? Read more

    Advice

    The Wish Journey

    Volunteers

    Wish Visitors

    Posted 10th Jun 2019 in Blog, News

    Wishgranter Hollie tells us all about what it's like to be a Wishgranter Read more

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 10th Jun 2019 in Blog, News

    Vicky's worked as a Wishgranter for two years, read all about Vicky's role in helping create life-changing wishes. Read more

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 10th Jun 2019 in Blog, News

    Erica tells us all about her role as a Wishgranter at Make-A-Wish UK. Read more

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 8th Jun 2019 in News

    These are the volunteers who have been recognised by their colleagues for their contribution to Make-A-Wish and outstanding attitude in all they do. Read more

    Charity Ambassadors

    Volunteers

    Posted 3rd Jun 2019 in Stories

    They say not all heroes wear capes. But there’s a hidden army of volunteers who make wishes happen and some of them do wear a superhero cape sometimes! One of those people is Paul Blakebrough. Read more

    Volunteers

    Posted 28th May 2019 in Blog, News

    Christmas is a magical time for any child so it’s no surprise that, when asked “what would your One True Wish be?”, many of our wish children would like nothing more than to meet Father Christmas. Read more

    Lapland

    Wish Stories

    Posted 22nd May 2019 in Blog, News

    On Saturday 11th May, Make-A-Wish UK held our annual Spring Ball at The Landmark Hotel and it truly was one for the books raising over £300,000 gross to help us grant life-changing wishes! Read more

    Special Events

    Posted 16th May 2019 in Blog, News

    Disney and Will Smith surprise wish children at singing lesson in London Read more

    Aladdin

    Celebrity

    Disney

    Will Smith

    Posted 16th May 2019 in Blog, News

    The story behind Miles for Wishes - Guy's challenge Read more

    #WishHero

    Challenge

    Fundraising

    Good Deed

    Posted 8th May 2019 in News

    In March 2019, Adnan’s wish to have The Lion King perform at his fifth birthday came true. Read more

    Impact

    Wish Stories

    Posted 3rd May 2019 in News

    Nikki's family has felt the impact of a wish. Now in her thirties, Nikki works at Make-A-Wish as a Regional Fundraising Manager - a role that she describes as her "dream job"! Read more

    Family

    Impact

    Regional Fundraising Manager

    Wish Stories

    Wishgranting

    Posted 16th Apr 2019 in News

    Wishes bring hope, strength and resilience to the seriously ill children who turn to us. Throughout April, on #WishWednesday, we shared stories of wish children who we'd caught up. Read more

    #WishWednesday

    #WorldWishDay

    World Wish Day

    Posted 11th Apr 2019 in News

    Spa pool wishes have a life-changing impact on the seriously ill children who wish for them. We've put together this blog of feedback from families who've seen the impact first-hand. Read more

    Hot Tub Warehouse

    Spa Pool

    Therapy

    Wishgranting

    Posted 22nd Jan 2019 in News

    Good deeds come in all shapes and sizes. Last week we received a very heart-warming letter from nine-year-old Luke who did his own good deed to help seriously ill children. Read more

    Fundraising

    Good Deed

    Posted 9th Jan 2019 in News

    The Kentown Wizard Foundation has supported Make-A-Wish UK for three years now, helping to grant life-changing wishes to children living in the North of the UK. Read more

    Disney

    Disneyland Paris

    Kentown Wizard

    Partner

    Posted 7th Jan 2019 in News

    We’re excited to share that in 2018, for the first time in Make-A-Wish UK history, we changed the lives of more than 1,000 children by granting more wishes than ever before. Read more

    Milestone

    Wishgranting

    Posted 19th Dec 2018 in News

    In November, we kicked off the Christmas season with our annual Winter Ball at The Dorchester and it truly was a night to remember! Read more

    Special Events

    Winter Ball

    Posted 13th Nov 2018 in Blog

    In October 2018, hJoshua's wish to visit LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort was granted. Afterwards, wish mum, Sarah, wrote in to Wishgranter Becky to tell us all about his wish! Read more

    Legoland

    Mum

    Posted 23rd Aug 2018 in News

    Summer’s a busy time for us here at Make-A-Wish UK, so we wanted to give you a snippet of some of the life-changing wishes we've granted this summer. Read more

    Summer

    Wish Stories

    Wishgranting

    Posted 16th Aug 2018 in News

    Here they are – Lorna, Angela and Toni, our newest Make-A-Wish Ambassadors, recognised for their outstanding contribution as volunteers. Read more

    Charity Ambassadors

    Volunteers

    Posted 16th May 2018 in Blog, News

    Wish mum, Alison, tells us all about her daughter, Poppy's wish to go to Disneyland. Read more

    Disney

    Disneyland Paris

    Posted 19th Apr 2018 in News

    This Sunday, more than 40,000 people will take on the world-famous 26.2 mile route of the London Marathon 2018, and 300 of those will be running for Make-A-Wish. Read more

    #WishHero

    Challenge

    London Marathon

    Marathon

    Runner

    Team #WishHero

    Posted 1st Feb 2018 in Blog

    Carys’ wish to go to Iceland and visit the Blue Lagoon was granted in October last year. She wrote to us afterwards to tell us all about her wish – and we wanted to share it with you all! Read more

    Iceland

    Posted 4th Jan 2018 in News

    Wishgranter, Steph, went on a trip to Lapland before Christmas to experience first-hand the magical Lapland wishes that we grant and to see the wish through the eyes of our wish families... Read more

    Christmas

    Lapland

    Wishgranter

    Wishgranting

    Posted 16th Jun 2017 in News, Stories

    Lizelle is one of our amazing supporters, who has raised £4,700 to go towards Rebekah's wish to own a special buggy! Read more

    Fundraising

    London Marathon

    Marathon

    Running

    Runs

    Wish Child

    Wish Stories

    Posted 14th Oct 2016 in Blog, News

    We've rounded up some amazing accessible family days out with the kids. We've got lots of ideas: from outdoor activities, theme parks and even winter sports - check out our advice. Read more

    Family

    Good Deed

    Impact

    Spa Pool

    Posted 22nd Oct 2015 in News

    Since 1986 we've granted the wishes of 10,000 children and young people living with life-threatening conditions. Read more

    Milestone

    Wishgranting