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Apply For a Wish

We aim to grant the Wishes of children between two and 16 years of age living with a life threatening or terminal illness, who have not had a Wish granted by another charity.

Apply For a Wish

  • Children between two and 16 years of age living 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/guardians or medical professionals.

Please write to us, stating your child's name, age, condition, brief medical history and accompany it with a letter from your child’s consultant confirming that your child is living with a life threatening or terminal illness to our Head Office address.

The Next Stage

When You Wish Upon a Star will make direct contact with the child’s 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 alongside a recent photo of the child, a letter will be sent to the child’s medical consultant to confirm the child fits the charity’s criteria. On receipt of the medical advice, the Wish Fairy will liaise with the child’s parent/guardian regarding the Wish.

We are able to grant the Wishes of hundreds of sick children and their families every year through community fundraising, corporate fundraising and donations.

Our fundraisers work tirelessly to arrange events and to enable Wishes. You can help our fundraisers by volunteering or organising an event.