When You Wish Upon a Star

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Futurist House, Valley Road, Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 1JE
Telephone number:
0115 979 1720
Service description:

When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness, aged 4-16 years.

Some children wish to be a fairy princess or soldier for the day, meet celebrities or sporting heroes (that range from the Red Arrows to Mary Berry), and others wish for a laptop to keep in contact with their friends and family whilst in hospital. One of the most popular wishes remains the opportunity to swim with dolphins and meet all their favourite characters in Disney World, Florida.

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

When You Wish Upon a Star is a registered charity (no. 1060963).

Age range:
4 years - 17 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Health
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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