When You Wish Upon a Star is a national charity whose primary aim is to grant the Wishes of children suffering from life threatening illnesses. Since we started in 1990, we have granted over 14,500 wishes for some very brave and courageous children and their families. For some it is an exciting trip to Disneyland in Florida, for others it is a chance to meet their favourite sporting hero or pop star. Some children Wish to be a fairy princess or soldier for the day, whilst others would simply like a laptop to keep in contact with their school friends whilst in hospital. One of the biggest highlights for the Charity is taking over 400 Wish children from all over the UK on a very magical trip to Lapland to meet the real Father Christmas.
As you know, all children have Wishes, but for the children and families we support, that Wish is so much more precious. Each Wish brings with it the opportunity to look forward to something very special, to forget about their often painful treatments and to simply be a child for the day, creating special treasured memories.
We receive no government funding or lottery grants, relying solely on the generous donations of the public and that’s why, for When You Wish Upon A Star, every donation really counts towards granting these special Wishes.
If you would like any further information please call Margaret Rowarth on 0115 979 1720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity No. 1060963
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