Wish 200 Week

Last year, the gaming community united to grant 100 wishes for critically ill children. This JULY, we’re going to the next level and aiming to double that.

Current total £15,600

£0 £200k £400k

Gaming can transform the lost into legends; the chastised into champions; the defeated into demi-gods. It can be a light in the darkness, and for the 63,000* children across the UK who are currently living with a critical condition, life can be a very dark place indeed.

Like gaming, the power of a wish can light up the darkness and revive a childhood stolen by critical illness, leaving a profound and lasting impact on critically ill children and their loved ones. But Make-A-Wish UK can’t be that light for everyone. 

In 2021 the gaming community united to raise over £200,000 – enough to make 100 wishes come true. This year, we’re going to the next level. With your support we’re going to raise £400,000, which will help us grant 200 wishes for 200 critically ill children – many of whom are members of the gaming community themselves.

Join us on the next level and help light up the darkness today

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Why gaming?

When the world feels dark and difficult, online gaming can be a light in the darkness; providing relief and respite in a world where anything is possible.

Digital gaming allows children to escape the everyday realities of their condition, bringing entertainment, connection and achievement into their lives. A growing number of our wishes are gaming focused, and we know these gaming related wishes have a hugely positive impact on improving a young person’s mental health at a time when they need it the most.

See the impact of a wish for yourself right here…

Wish Granted

Zakk

7 yrs

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

"I wish to have a PS5 Games Console"

Wish Granted

Mikey

8 yrs

Undiagnosed breathing & digestive problem

"I wish to have a PS5 Games Console"

Wish Granted

Sophie

15 yrs

Spinal muscular atrophy

"I wish to have a gaming PC"

Wish Granted

Harrison

7 yrs

Quadriplegic cerebral palsy

"I wish to have a gaming PC"

Wish Granted

Hayley

18 yrs

Tetralogy of Fallot

"I wish to have a PS5 Games Console"

Wish Granted

Sunil

18 yrs

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2

"I wish to have a PS5 Games Console"

Wish Granted

Evan

14 yrs

Crohn's disease

"I wish to have a blue Alienware laptop and new games"

Wish Granted

McKenzie

8 yrs

Tumour

"I wish to have a gaming PC"

Industry supporters

We'd like to say a huge thanks to the following partners for supporting Wish 200 Week.