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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.

Elly's wish comes true with Paralympian Richard Whitehead's surprise visit

Elly's wish comes true with Paralympian Richard Whitehead's surprise visit

Brave Elly was sent to Florida to swim with dolphins as her special Wish in April 2014. Imagine her surprise when our Fairy Godmother arrived at her home, with not only her Wish tickets to Florida but with a very special visitor, Richard Whitehead.

Minnie Mouse is Top of the List for Chloe!

Minnie Mouse is Top of the List for Chloe!

Chloe recently received her one special Wish to visit Disney, meet Minnie Mouse and swim with dolphins.

Capricorn Captures Kobi's Heart

Capricorn Captures Kobi's Heart

Kobi's Wish was to swim with Dolphins and Capricorn was the Dolphin chosen for this very special Wish at Discovery Cove in Florida

Neave’s Paramore Meet & Greet – Friday 20th September 2013

Neave’s Paramore Meet & Greet – Friday 20th September 2013

Neave’s wish had finally arrived… driven from Blackpool in a chauffeured sleek black Mercedes a very excited Neave and her mum arrived safely in Manchester at the Phones 4u Arena, where the “Wish Fairy” was waiting to greet them..

Christie's Most Precious Gift - Her Wish

Christie's Most Precious Gift - Her Wish

We were approached by Christie’s mum, Leisa, in May 2012 to make Christie’s dream come true to take her and her family to Disneyland, Florida in August 2013.

Joshua’s Wish for a Holiday in the Sun

Joshua’s Wish for a Holiday in the Sun

To go on an aeroplane with my family in the sun and swimming.

Milly gets her Wish!!!

Milly gets her Wish!!!

Milly from Lincoln, who is 5 years old and suffers from Arterial Septic Defect has been granted a very special wish!

Happy Birthday Sedat!

Happy Birthday Sedat!

Sedat from Nottingham, is currently receiving intense medical treatment and investigations for Rhabdomyosarcoma.

CBeebies Live Easter egg-travaganza

CBeebies Live Easter egg-travaganza

Three very special children were treated like VIP's meeting all their favourite Characters

X Factor Tour 2013 Meet and Greet at the M.E.N Arena

X Factor Tour 2013 Meet and Greet at the M.E.N Arena

With the X Factor Tour back in town you can guarantee the children from When You Wish Upon A Star will not be too far away..

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.