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The Kentown Wizard Foundation has supported us for three years, helping to grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.

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We’re excited to share that, last year for the first time in Make-A-Wish UK history, we granted more than 1,000 wishes!

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We’re really excited to announce Canterbury Travel as our official Lapland wish supplier!

'Make-A-Wish' in a heart written in the snow by wish child Ben

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Owning a spa pool is one of the many types of wishes that Make-A-Wish grant to children fighting life-threatening conditions.

These spa pool wishes can be enjoyed by the whole family and provide many physical and emotional benefits for seriously ill children, particularly those with limited movement due to neurological conditions and muscle diseases. Here’s a list of the many benefits!

William smiling in his spa pool


Claire, wish mum

Claire, mother of wish child Milo, wrote to us a year after her son's wish to say thank you and explain what the wish really meant to them. 

Milo laughing at Disney

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We’ve chosen our top 10 quotes from wishes granted over the last year! 

quote on blue background

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We’re excited to announce we have been supported by The Kentown Wizard Foundation, a charity which focuses on children and young adults who are living with a serious illness or disability, with an incredible donation of £200,000!

CEO of Kentown Wizard Foundation presenting cheque

Jason Suckley, CEO of Make-A-Wish UK

This year, more than ever, we really need your help.

Our purpose is simple. We grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. In the 30 years since we began in the UK, over 10,000 children have had their one true wish made a reality.

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Louis from Lancashire is living with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 – a condition that causes tumours to develop. He’s already had to battle three different brain tumours.

In November 2012, Louis even had three operations in 10 days at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

After having been through so much, we were honoured to grant Louis' one true wish in March 2014! He wished to meet Ant and Dec and said he wanted to sing ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble’ with them!

Louis with Ant and Dec

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With our Sports Dinner just around the corner, we're taking a look at the magical impact sporty wishes have on the children that receive them. We've rounded up 7 wishes that show just how much sport can transform the lives of seriously ill children. 

1. Benji's unbeatable Barcelona wish comes true

benji and his dad in a stadium in barcelona

Benji's leg completely gave way during a game of football and his parents took him straight to A&E. They had no idea they were about to be told their little boy had a tumour above his right knee. He endured 10 months of chemotherapy and surgery - he's made a good recovery but sadly, he won't be able to play football again. To lift his spirits and give him something to look forward to, his family applied for a wish and he chose to see a top team play in Barcelona. Read his story.