Apply for a Wish

When You Wish Upon A Star aim to grant the Wishes of children between 2 and 16 years of age living 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.

Who can apply for a Wish?

  • Children aged 2-16 years

    Children between 2 and 16 years of age living with a life threatening or terminal illness.

  • No previous wishes granted

    Children who have not had a Wish granted by another charity.

  • Who can enquire?

    We are happy to receive initial enquires from parents/guardians or medical professionals.

How to apply for a Wish

When You Wish Upon a Star are happy to receive initial Wish enquiries from parents or guardians. Please contact us by phone 0115 9791720 or email head.office@whenyouwish.org.uk stating your child's name, age, condition, brief medical history.

The next stage

Comprehensive checks are made between other Charities, ensuring that the one Wish per child criteria is met. A Wish Form, Medical Authorisation and Media Disclaimer will then be sent if the charity check cross reference is clear. In some instances the Wish Application may incorporate a home visit from our Wish Fairy.