A wish starts with a referral. A child diagnosed with a critical illness can be referred to Make-A-Wish by healthcare professionals, their social worker or play therapy team – that’s when their Wish Journey begins.
Once we know a child is eligible for a wish, a pair of our volunteer Wish Makers arrange to visit them at home or in hospital to find out all about their favourite things, to delve into the child’s imagination and to use toys, tools and drawings to discover what their wish might be. Once their wish has been captured, a written report is sent to one of a team of Wishgranters who work with the child and their family to turn their wish into a life-changing reality that's unique to them.
When possible, we work with our Make-A-Wish community to create a positive impact and touch the lives of all those involved. We’re growing that Community throughout the UK to strengthen all aspects of a family's wish experience.