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A Summer of Wishes!

Make-A-Wish UK

Summer’s a busy time for us here at Make-A-Wish UK, so we wanted to give you a snippet of some of the life-changing wishes we've granted this summer.

Harry became a train driver

Four-year-old Harry’s wish to be a train driver came true when he spent the day with Great Western Railway. He was met at Reading station by Make-A-Wish and Primark staff who all waved him off on his wish.

Harry being waved off at the train station

George went tobogganing in Austria

In June, four-year-old George, who’s living with Batten disease, had his wish to go tobogganing in Austria granted. His mum told us; “I already know George’s wish is having a positive impact on him, because every time I talk to him or someone else about it, or show them the footage, he lights up like he remembers it.” Read more about George’s wish here.

Lilly’s holiday wish was made a reality

Four-year-old Lilly is living with a heart defect. Her wish to go on a Haven holiday came true in July.

Lilly doing a thumbs up

Emily’s music-inspired wish came true

Nineteen-year-old Emily’s living with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Her wish for a violin masterclass with Nicola Benedetti came true in July. We’ll be sharing more on her story soon!

George becomes Green Lantern

Six-year-old George is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. He loves superheroes so wished to meet and be Green Lantern. His mum, Lucy, said, “The wish has been absolutely amazing, thank you so much for all the effort that’s been put into it.” You can watch George and side-kick sister Evie save the day and save his superhero friends here.

George and the Green Lantern superhero both dressed up with his certificate and special ring

Summer’s Princess Party

Nine-year-old Summer is living with a progressive neurological condition. Summer wished to have a princess party with her friends – here you can see her dancing with the prince!

Summer dancing with the prince