make-a-wish

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Contact: Andy Holland

Phone: 01276 40 50 80

Email: fundraising@makeawish.org.uk

Website: http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/fundraising/events-and-challenges/#Running Events

Granting magical wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses

Over 20,000 children in the UK are living with a life-threatening condition, a figure validated by research commissioned by Make-A-Wish. At a human level, we believe few things can be more important, or more deserving, than giving a seriously ill child the chance to have their wish come true, with all the hope, expectation and happiness that brings.

This year alone 1,400 children will turn to us to have their special wish granted. And we want to grant a wish to every one of these.

For many families the Make-A-Wish memory can be the last happy memory they have of their child having fun in a magical world, surrounded by family and friends – rather than memories of days and weeks of painful treatments and hospitalisation. The memory of the wish may be of their child laughing and enjoying being a princess or zoo keeper for the day or meeting a favourite celebrity. In years to come, the family can look back and remember that special time.