Make-A-Wish UK grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people living with life-threatening conditions.

A wish can be anything from being a princess for the day, to meeting a hero or going on a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday. It gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious medical condition.

Did you know...

Since 1986 Make-A-Wish has granted over 10,000 wishes.

In 2016 Make-A-Wish hopes to grant 1,350 wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions

There are around 20,000 children and young people living in the UK with a life-threatening condition. Make-A-Wish believes every one of them deserves the magic of a Make-A-Wish wish.

87% of families told us that the wish added to the child’s quality of life*

76% of families told us that the wish gave their child a stronger sense of well-being*

42% of families told us that the wish improved their child’s physical mobility*

*Wish Family Survey 2014

What makes Make-A-Wish different

Our wishes are special as every wish we grant is individually tailored to the child. Our wishes always include the family living with the wish child – meaning that over 4000 people a year are touched by a wish and are given some respite from the daily effects of the child’s condition.

Other ways to support

You can support Make-A-Wish further by taking part in events or fundraising for us.

For more information on how to get involved, or for information about referring a child for a wish, please visit our website.

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