When You Wish Upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a Star is dedicated to granting the Wishes of children aged 4-17 years living with life threatening illnesses across the North West Region.

In 2020, it will be celebrating 30 years of granting wishes.

When You Wish Upon a Star believes every child deserves to smile and it can provide time away, giving children and their families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. The Wishes offer special experiences for its Wish children and their families, adding hope and magic to their lives along an often long and difficult journey.

When a child is diagnosed with a life threatening illness life turns upside down and becomes a series of hospital stays interspersed with time at home and intermittent schooling. Life exists on a day to day or week to week basis, depending on check-ups or blood test results. At times it can be difficult to imagine a life without illness, one where their child can play with friends, smile, and enjoy their childhood like any other healthy child.

When You Wish Upon a Star steps in when families need it most giving our Wish children something magical to look forward to and the chance to simply be a child, whilst creating precious memories with loved ones.

Please support When You Wish Upon a Star in any way you can as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary. Help it grant even more wishes for children in your region – your support really will make their dreams come true!

Twitter: @whenyouwish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhenYouWishNorthWest/

Website: https://www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk/