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Welcome to Make-A-Wish UK's blog! Find out about our latest life-changing wishes, amazing fundraisers and ways you can get involved in our blog posts below! 

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We’re on the search for an incredibly kind homeless man who donated us the spare change he collected that day.

alex and a homeless man

Fundraiser Alex was bucket collecting on the streets of Edinburgh when this man came over to him and said: “Look, Make-A-Wish is very close to my heart and I really love what they do for children – so here’s not much, but take what I have".

Alex Neilan, Tough Mudder Fundraiser

Working as a paediatric dietician it’s opened my eyes to a lot of suffering of innocent people – and particularly young people. What Make-A-Wish do is absolutely humbling – focusing on the quality of life rather than longevity is so important for these kids who are sick of having needles poked in them.

That was the initial snowball – but then I started going out and talking about what I was doing and I met so many people who have had wishes granted, or their boyfriend’s had a wish granted, or grandchild, or friend... Then all of a sudden I realised just how much Make-A-Wish has impacted everyone around us – and that’s when I upped the fundraising target from 10K to 20K.

alex and his huge team in make a wish t-shirts

When I initially spoke to Kim in the Events team she told me I could buy 25 Tough Mudder places. I had a friend with a broken leg sign up – so after that I wasn’t taking no for an answer. We filled them and bought 25 more.

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With the arrival of new superhero Electroman, we wanted to give you some tips on making DIY costumes to transform your kids into their very own superheroes.

From jet packs, to capes, lightning bolts and masks – we’ve got you sorted with these incredibly easy methods from around the web. Get creative with your kids and watch them go!

1. Homemade jet pack!

boy with rocket jet pack costume on

Give your little one that extra boost with a cool silver jet pack! This homemade costume is super easy to make – all you need is two litre bottles, felt, webbing and cardboard. It’s sure to bring a smile to your speedy superhero’s face as they race around the playground! Find out how to make it and see lots more tips from Kid Crave here.