When You Wish Upon A Star - Wish Making Grants

Type of service:
National Organisation
Valley Road, Futurist House, Basford, Nottingham, NG5 1JE
Telephone number:
0115 9791 720
Service description:
Our aim is to simply make magical memories for a Wish child and their family to remember for a lifetime. By granting a Wish, this enables the family to have a truly amazing time forgetting about hospital routines, doctor's appointments and the gruelling treatments that have become a daily occurrence and allowing the whole family to smile, laugh and enjoy life!

Wish Granting Criteria
Children between 2 and 16 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Children who have not had a Wish granted by another charity

Who Can Refer a Child

When You Wish Upon A Star are happy to receive initial enquires from Parents/Guardian and Medical Professionals.

The Next Stage

When You Wish Upon A Star will make direct contact with the Parent/Guardian to send a Wish Form and Medical Authorisation for completion and in some instances, this may incorporate a visit from our Wish Fairy. Upon the relevant forms being received fully completed along with a recent photo of the child, a letter will be sent to the Medical Consultant to confirm the child fits the charities criteria. On receipt of the Medical advice, the Wish Fairy will liaise with the Parent/Guardian with regard to the Wishes.
Age range:
2 years - 16 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Child With Additional Needs
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
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