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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.

Reece's Man United Wish

Reece's Man United Wish

Reece and his best friend at school, had just one very special wish in the entire world, and this was for them to go and watch their beloved Manchester United playing a home game at Old Trafford for the very first time and watching it ‘together’..

Blue Peter Wish

Blue Peter Wish

Sitting in reception at the Media City studios in Salford was a very excited Maazin along with mum Fatima and Wish Fairy Sam...

Santa's Special Visit to Aidan

Santa's Special Visit to Aidan

Just before Christmas Santa made a special journey over to a very brave young man with an extra special present. 2 year old Aidan, who is currently receiving treatment for a brain tumour, Wished for a Mini Cooper in Blue! How could Santa resist

Ethan's Wish granted on Christmas Day to Swim with Dolphins

Ethan's Wish granted on Christmas Day to Swim with Dolphins

When Ethan was having his chemo treatment the news that his wish was going to be granted really brought a smile to his face

Tailor's Christmas Wish In DisneyWorld, Florida

Tailor's Christmas Wish In DisneyWorld, Florida

On the 15 June 2011 my life was turned upside down when Tailor was diagnosed with a brain tumour, after constant sickness and having no balance for a year I finally had answers. But not the answers I was expecting.

Johnny-Lee meets his hero WWE star John Cena

Johnny-Lee meets his hero WWE star John Cena

Sleep night's counted down and Johnny's dream date on the calendar had finally arrived!!..

Diego the Dolphin and Eloise's Swim creates an Emotional and Overwhelming Experience

Diego the Dolphin and Eloise's Swim creates an Emotional and Overwhelming Experience

Adorable Eloise, who is 9 years old was so excited at the thought of meeting a dolphin.

Harvey's Fantastic Fish Wish

Harvey's Fantastic Fish Wish

From the age of three Harvey has had some extremely difficult times

Nathan's Treat Meet with Sam and Mark

Nathan's Treat Meet with Sam and Mark

On Saturday 13th October Nathan was treated to watch the recording of The Big Friday Wind Up at the BBC studios in Salford.

Fireman Sam Fan!

Fireman Sam Fan!

In August, our Wish team received a request to grant a Wish for a very special little girl named Freya.

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.