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Wish Stories

When You Wish Upon a Star have been granting Wishes for over 25 years to some very brave and courageous children who live with a life threatening Illness.

Sophie's Euro Disney Wish Wonder

Sophie's Euro Disney Wish Wonder

In October 2014 we received a heart warming letter requesting a Wish for 12 year old Sophie.The Wish had to cater for Sophie's individual needs and most importantly needed to create special moments with the family. It also must include Sophie feeling the wind on her face as this always makes her smile!

Mason’s Wish to Swim with Dolphins

Mason’s Wish to Swim with Dolphins

Thanks to the generosity of our amazing supporters we sent Mason, aged 7 from Nottingham and his family on a trip of a lifetime to Florida.

Legoland Lights Up Enzo's Eyes

Legoland Lights Up Enzo's Eyes

Six year old Enzo's Wish was to visit Legoland in Windsor. How could our Wish Fairy resist, she waved her wand and sprinkled her magic to create an adventure that was so much more than Enzo ever dreamed it would be!

Leon's fun packed Wish in Orlando

Leon's fun packed Wish in Orlando

Leon who is 13 years old was so excited when he found out that his Wish of a holiday to Florida had been booked! The family immediately started to arrange some extra special treats.

Ben's Wish: It's a Bike!

Ben's Wish: It's a Bike!

When our Wish Fairy heard about Ben's wish for a special Trike that would allow him to ride around exercising outdoors, she started looking for someone to build a one-of-a-kind trike just for him - and found TomCat, a company that custom build tricycles for very unique riders with unique requirements.

Bella's Alton Towers Birthday Suprise

Bella's Alton Towers Birthday Suprise

When You Wish Upon A Star received a lovely letter requesting a Wish for a very special grandaughter. The Wish fairies worked their magic to give Bella a 4th birthday that she will never forget!

Shannon is granted her Wish of a Florida holiday

Shannon is granted her Wish of a Florida holiday

It was Shannon's 1st time abroad and one she will always remember. Flying alone was an experience and then visiting the parks and topping it all off with swimming with the dolphins.

Samuel's cherished time in Euro Disney

Samuel's cherished time in Euro Disney

We had the pleasure in making Samuel's 8th birthday extra special by sending him on his Wish to Disney.

Jade goes behind the scenes of Teen Wolf in Hollywood

Jade goes behind the scenes of Teen Wolf in Hollywood

On the 6th of April we sent Jade and her family all the way to Hollywood, in sunny LA, to meet her favourite characters from Teen Wolf and get an exclusive peak behind the scenes!

Benjamin meets his TV hero Mr Maker

Benjamin meets his TV hero Mr Maker

On the 21st of May we sent Benjamin and his twin brother Joshua on holiday to Butlins in Skegness where Mr Maker was due to do a live show! Thank you Mr Maker for making the boys feel so special, they were treated to a backstage VIP meeting with their hero and crafted some bugs together. Huge thanks also to Butlins for making the Wish extra magical by kindly providing accommodation, meals and the memorable treat of meeting Diversity!

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.