The Wish Journey
We grant wishes to children aged 3 to 17 (inclusive) who are living with a critical illness. They can be referred to us by a health or social care professional.
You can find out more about the referral process by visiting our section on applying for a wish, or give us a call on 0118 304 3368 to speak to a member of our Referrals team.
What happens next?
Once a referral has come to us, we'll contact the child's health or social care professional to confirm if they're eligible for a wish or not, sometimes we may require extra information on the child’s condition. Once this is confirmed, the child then begins their Wish Journey!
The Wish Journey
1. Wish Referral
It’s a referral that starts the child on their Wish Journey. It begins to inform us about the child, the insights, eligibility, and impact the wish could have.
2. Wish Capture
Discovering and capturing a child’s wish is fun! Our trained Wish Visitors work with the child to awaken their imagination, create excitement and empower the child to explore their wish.
3. Wish Design
Every child is individual, and so is the creative stage where our Wishgranters work with the child’s imagination to build an extraordinary wish experience.
4. Wish Anticipation
This can be as powerful as the wish itself. It builds the excitement and empowers the child by actively involving them in the creation of their wish. Anticipation helps contribute to the impact of the child’s wish.
5. Wish Realisation
The wish is a magical experience for the child – unique to their imagination. A child’s wish is an exciting and memorable experience that will have a lasting impact.
6. Wish Effect
The positive impact of a wish lasts long after the wish has been granted. It fosters confidence, builds resilience and provides happiness.
Refer a child
If you know a child who could benefit from the life-changing impact a wish has, refer them today!