A wish starts with a referral. A child diagnosed with a critical illness can be referred to Make-A-Wish by healthcare professionals, their family, social workers or they can even refer themselves – that’s when their Wish Journey begins.
When we know a child is eligible for a wish, our volunteer Wish Visitors arrange to see them at home or in hospital to delve into the child’s imagination to discover what their dearest wish might be. Once their wish has been captured, it is handed over to one of a team of Wishgranters who work with the child and their family to turn their wish into a life-changing reality – unique to them.
When possible, we work with our Make-A-Wish community throughout the Wish Journey - creating a positive impact and touching the lives of everyone involved. We’re looking to grow our Make-A-Wish Community throughout the UK to strengthen all aspects of this Wish Journey.