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Important information about wish referrals

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is having a big impact on lots of areas of our lives. For Make-A-Wish UK, our main concern is keeping our wish children and their families safe. The virus presents risks for poorly children which we need to consider in our response to it.

As part of our planning and precautions, we have taken the decision to stop accepting any new wish applications.

This will help us to manage the delays we are experiencing in granting existing wishes we have accepted and cannot grant yet because of the virus, and to help us manage wishes which have had to be changed because of the virus.

Unfortunately, this means you can’t refer a child for a wish right now. We advise you to check back on the website in the coming weeks as we cannot currently commit to when we will reopen referrals.

If you have any questions please get in touch with our referrals team by calling 0118 304 3368 or emailing

In order to provide you with the information that is relevant to you, first we need to find out who you are. Please select the option below that best describes you.


I'm a parent or legal guardian and would like to refer my child to receive a wish.

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I'm a child over the age of 16 and would like to refer myself to receive a wish.

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Health & Social care

I'm a Health or Social Care professional and would like to refer a child in my care to receive a wish.

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