Granted Wishes

When You Wish Upon a Star have been granting Wishes for over 26 years to some very brave and courageous children who live with a terminal illness who have not previously had a Wish granted by another charity.

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.

  • James & Caroline's Wish

    James & Caroline's Wish

    We Have received a special thank you from one of our Wish families. Well we’re back from a holiday of a lifetime! Where do we start!

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  • Lily's Wish

    “Some days call for a little sparkle” - Princess Lily is off to meet Minnie Mouse The Scotland team had such a wonderful time on Friday afternoon when we presented Princess Lily with her Wish.

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  • Harry's Wish

    Harry had a truly magical time in Disneyland.

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  • Tomas & Charlotte's Wish

    We are delighted to have granted Tomas' and Charlotte's Wish of a family trip to Florida.

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  • Jack's Wish

    The Fat Controller kindly took time out of his busy schedule at the weekend to give a huge surprise to our special Wish child Jack.

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  • Jasmin's Wish

    Jasmin's Wish

    We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Jasmin's family for letting us share just some of the beautiful photographs of Jasmin's Wish.

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  • Joshua's Wish

    What a lovely afternoon to deliver Joshua's Wish, a bespoke home computer built especially for Joshua.

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  • Corey's Wish

    Corey is 14yrs old and needs a heart and lung transplant. We worked extremely hard to grant Corey a magical dream come true to go to Disneyland Florida.

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  • Nicole’s Wish

    Nicole’s Wish

    Nicole finally met her idol, Taylor Swift, who was always a huge inspiration to Nicole, especially through several gruelling years of treatment Nicole had to endure and the long hospital stays.

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  • Alicia's Wish

    Alicia's Wish

    9 year old Alicia sang her little heart out for our fabulous Patron, Simon Cowell, at the latest auditions of Britain’s Got Talent at the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

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  • Pippa’s Wish

    When Pippa’s family received some heart breaking news from the consultant, it was agreed that magical memories needed to be made instantly and after the idea of Pippa having a very early birthday party was struck...

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  • Francesca's Wish

    When Francesca went to Alton Towers, her fond wish was to stay in a luxury woodland lodge, nestled in the forest, where the mischievous little fable folk play!

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  • Lucy's Wish

    Lucy's wish was to visit Florida so she could experience all the thrill rides. Thanks to the incredible donations by our supporters the Wish fairy had the honour of granting this very exciting wish.

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  • Sophie's Wish

    Sophie travelled via Euro Star with her family to stay in Disneyland, Paris. They enjoyed their 3 nights stay which included 4 days passes into the park.

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  • Mason’s Wish

    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.

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  • Enzo's Wish

    Six year old Enzo's Wish was to visit Legoland in Windsor. Our wish fairy waved her wand to create an adventure that was so much more than Enzo ever dreamed it would be!

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  • Leon's Wish

    Leon's Wish

    Leon, 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.

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  • Ben's Wish

    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.

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  • Bella's Wish

    We 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!

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  • Shannon's Wish

    Shannon's Wish

    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.

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  • Samuel's Wish

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

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  • Jade's Wish

    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!

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  • Benjamin's Wish

    Benjamin's Wish

    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!

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  • Matilda's Wish

    Matilda's Wish

    A stunning Cinderella Carriage arrived to collect Matilda and her family from home. They were whisked away on a tour around their village for everyone to admire.

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  • Grace's Wish

    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.

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  • Alexander's Wish

    Alexander's Wish

    This Lincoln youngster recently met his favourite TV stars, Ant and Dec. We arranged for him to travel to London where he was able to watch the filming of 'Takeaway' and meet his idols.

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  • Alfie's Wish

    Alfie enjoyed a fun packed trip Center Parcs with his family thanks to When You Wish Upon A Star.

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  • Isobel’s Wish

    Isobel’s wish was to swim with a dolphin and visit Bush Gardens in Florida, so it was such a pleasure being able to surprise Isobel in making her Wish come true.

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  • Rachael's Wish

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

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  • Rossi & Jack's Wish

    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.

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  • Nathan's Wish

    The whole Padgett family embarked on a sunny adventure in August 2014, on board the Norwegian Epic, thanks to When You Wish Upon A Star.

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  • George's Wish

    George's Wish

    George enjoyed a VIP trip to RIAT thanks to the wish fairies at When You Wish Upon A Star.

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  • Angus’ Wish

    When You Wish Upon a Star made Angus’ dream come true when they arranged the visit to Japan. Angus described it as the “best holiday ever.”

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  • Elly's Wish

    Brave Elly was sent to Florida to swim with dolphins as her special wish. 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.

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  • Chloe's Wish

    Chloe's Wish

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

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  • Kobi's Wish

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

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  • Neave’s Wish

    Neave’s Wish

    Neave’s wish to meet the band, Paramore, was granted thanks to When You Wish Upon A Star.

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  • Christie's 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.

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  • Joshua’s Wish

    10 year old Joshua, who is incredibly brave dealing with a condition managed daily by injections and regular hospital visits, was granted his wish to go on an plane with his family for a holiday in the sun.

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  • Milly's Wish

    Milly's Wish

    Milly from Lincoln, who is 5 years old and suffers from Arterial Septic Defect has been granted a very special wish of a holiday to Butlins with her dad!

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  • Sedat's Wish

    Our fairy godmother waved her wand and started making birthday plans never to be forgotten for a very special boy, Sedat.

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  • Reece's Wish

    Reece's Wish

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

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  • Maazin's Wish

    Maazin's Wish

    Maazin’s dream wish was granted when he was taken for a tour around the Blue Peter studio at the BBC.

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  • Aidan's Wish

    2 year old Aidan had wished for a blue Mini Cooper battery operated car, and Santa was delighted to deliver him one!

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  • Ethan's Wish

    When Ethan was having his chemo treatment, the news that his wish to swim with dolphins was going to be granted, brought a smile to his face!

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  • Tailor's Wish

    Tailor's wish was granted for him to have a very Magical Christmas in Florida with his family.

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  • Johnny-Lee's Wish

    When You Wish Upon A Star arranged for Johnny to go to the M.E.N Arena to watch the WWE live show, and also appearing was his hero, the legend John Cena.

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  • Eloise's Wish

    Eloise's Wish

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

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  • Harvey's Wish

    From the age of 3, Harvey has had some extremely difficult times, so When You Wish Upon A Star quickly responded to give this young man a wish to remember!

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  • Nathan's Wish

    Nathan was treated to watch the recording of The Big Friday Wind Up at the BBC studios in Salford.

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  • Freya's Wish

    Freya's Wish

    Our Wish team received a request to grant a wish for a very special little girl named Freya, who urgently requested the assistance of her favourite character, Fireman Sam.

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  • Megan's Wish

    Megan is a beautiful 2yr old little girl from Lutterworth in Leicestershire, whose wish was to meet her favourite cartoon character, Peppa Pig.

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  • Alex's Wish

    An urgent request was received to fulfill Alex's Wish to meet Peppa Pig before further treatment commenced.

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  • Jade's Wish

    Jade had a 12th Birthday to remember when all her relatives turned up to do a photo shoot with her.

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  • Ronaldas' Wish

    Delightful Ronaldas, who is 9 years old, had a wish. His Wish was to visit Rome with his family and see the Pope.

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  • Melissa's Wish

    Melissa's Wish

    8 year old Melissa, was sitting quietly in her school assembly when Wish Bear made her surprise visit to grant her wish to visit Euro Disney Paris with her family.

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  • Brooke's Wish

    Wish Bear surprised Brooke in her assembly and granted her wish to meet the princesses in Disneyland.

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  • Shayne's Wish

    Shayne's Wish

    A very excited Shayne, 5yrs old, was highly delighted when a hummer arrived at his house to take him to Coventry Airport for his helicopter ride.

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  • Lexi’s Wish

    Lexi was granted her wish to meet Ant & Dec at the Britain's Got Talent Studios!

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  • Erin's Wish

    Erin was granted her wish to visit Disney World in Paris with her family.

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  • Christopher’s Wish

    Christopher's Wish was to attend the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in April 2012 and to meet one of the presenters.

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  • Callum's Wish

    On the 20th April 2012, Callum got to meet his hero, Randy Orton at Sheffield Arena.

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  • Dami & Eve's Wish

    Demi and Eve’s wish came true, when they got to meet JLS backstage at a very special meet and greet, just before their show began.

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  • Paul's Wish

    Possibly Manchester United's biggest fan, Grimsby boy Paul's wish was to see them play live.

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  • Tiffany's Wish

    Tiffany enjoys feeding the ducks every week at her local park, but this week she looked forward to doing this every day!

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  • Dan's Wish

    In June 2011, on completion of Dan's treatment, we received a letter to see if we were able to grant his Wish to visit Disney World, Florida with his family.

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  • Adam’s Wish

    Adam’s Wish

    Adam's wish was for a very special day out, at the one and only Stamford Bridge, home of the mighty Chelsea.

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  • Megan's Wish

    When we received a phone call to see if they could help bring a smile back to a very special young lady, and give her a little incentive to speed up her recovery process, the ‘wish team’ knew just the tonic that was required.

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  • Summer's Wish

    Summer's Wish

    Summer’s wish was to go to London to shop for handbags and shoes and to meet up with her idol the lovely Fearne Cotton at a secret location.

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  • Laoise’s Wish

    When You Wish Upon a Star are happy to have been able to grant Laoise’s wish to go to London with her family and see the sights.

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  • Amber's Wish

    5 year old Amber longed to meet Rapunzel to see her lovely long hair which was similar to her own before chemotherapy.

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  • Destiny's Wish

    Destiny's Wish

    Destiny’s one wish was to go on a holiday of a lifetime to Florida with her family and swim with dolphins.

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  • Georga's Wish

    Georga has spent many weeks travelling back and forth to the hospital for treatment so when we heard that her wish was to go to Florida with her family, how could we resist.

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  • Alfie’s Wish

    Alfie’s three favourite things are animals, dinosaurs and Thomas the Tank engine, so granting his Wish to visit Drayton Manor gave him the perfect opportunity to see all three.

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  • Charlie & Laura’s Wish

    Charlie & Laura’s Wish

    When 2 wishes came into the office at the same time, one asking to meet our very own Ambassador Simon Cowell and another wish to meet Cheryl Cole, there was only one place to go and this was the X Factor studios.

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  • Amy’s Wish

    When You Wish Upon A Star are delighted to have granted the wish to swim with dolphins to a special young lady, Amy, from Essex.

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  • Adam's Wish

    Adam's Wish

    When a Wish came in from Adam of Bicester to fight Darth Vader at Hollywood Studios we contacted Disney who came to our rescue, “Help You I Can, Yes” (Yoda Quote).

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  • Kieron & Cory's Wish

    Kieron & Cory's Wish

    2 wish children, Kieron and Cory were invited as VIP’s to the Luxury Car Show at the Goosedale Event Centre, Nottingham thanks to The Sporting Bears Organisation.

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  • Zack’s Wish

    Zack's Wish was to go to Center Parcs where he could enjoy lots of fun activities with his brothers and sisters.

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  • Donna & Asha's Wish

    Donna & Asha were given the VIP treatment and taken to see Westlife perform at the Capital FM Arena on their Gravity Tour.

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  • Ruaridh’s Wish

    Ruaridh from Scotland, was woken with the exciting news that he was being taken to Euro Disney, Paris, for the grand opening of Toy Story Playland.

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  • Jack's Wish

    Corporal Jack Clayton was presented with his Sergeant’s Stripes by Corporal Brian Johnson on behalf of Captain John Pascoe AGC, MPGS of Chetwynd Barracks.

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  • Liam’s Wish

    Liam's wish to go to Florida to swim with the dolphins, with his Dad, Sister and Uncle Dean finally came true.

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  • Jack's Wish

    Jack's Wish

    Jack's wish to watch Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion at the VIP Europa Suite in Manchester was granted.

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