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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.

Princess Matilda's Fairytale Day!

Princess Matilda's Fairytale Day!

A stunning Cinderella Carriage (The Ostler) arrived with two beautiful white horses dressed in white plumes, with two coachmen dressed in grey with pink cravats steering the carriage which was decorated with pink and white flowers to collect Matilda and her family from home. They were whisked away on a tour around their village for everyone to admire.

London Girlie Weekend for Grace

London Girlie Weekend for Grace

10 year old Grace was diagnosed at the age of 3 with Type 1 Diabetes and has worked extremely hard over the years to manage her blood sugars.

Alexander's wish to meet Ant and Dec comes true!

Alexander's wish to meet Ant and Dec comes true!

It was a while in the waiting, but Lincoln youngster recently met his favourite TV stars, Ant and Dec. We arranged for him to travel to London by train with his mum and stay in a hotel, where he was able to watch the filming of 'Takeaway' and meet his idols.

Alfie`s Wish to Centre Parc Sherwood Forest

Alfie`s Wish to Centre Parc Sherwood Forest

The family have not long returned from their fun packed week and couldn't wait to tell us all about it!

Isobel’s Road Trip from Florida to New York

Isobel’s Road Trip from Florida to New York

Isobel’s wish was to swim with a dolphin and visit Bush Gardens

Rachael's Magical Mediterranean Journey

Rachael's Magical Mediterranean Journey

Rachael's wish to see the Goudie Cathedral in Barcelona came true when we sent her on a cruise around the mediterranean!

Valentino Rossi meets his fans Rossi & Jack

Valentino Rossi meets his fans Rossi & Jack

Two very lucky and extremely excited Wish children, Rossi and Jack had their Wish come true when they had the opportunity of meeting their hero, Valentino Rossi at the Moto GP, Silverstone over the weekend.

Nathan Padgett makes his Mediterranean wish trip!

Nathan Padgett makes his Mediterranean wish trip!

The whole Padgett family (mum Tracy, dad Stephen, sister Caitlin, and Nathan), all embarked on a sunny adventure in August 2014, on board the Norwegian Epic.

George's VIP Day at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

George's VIP Day at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

I was excited on Sunday 13 July as it was time for my VIP trip to RIAT which Barbara at When You Wish Upon a Star had very kindly set up for me. I put on my Red Arrows flying suit before I went so I would look like a pilot.

Angus’s Wish to Japan

Angus’s Wish to Japan

“The experience and memories of our trip to Japan in October 2013 will stay with us forever. Angus was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy aged 6 and the whole family has had some tough times since then.

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