Wish Granting Charities

These are charities that grant wishes, mainly for children with life limiting conditions (although some do so for other children too). Wishes often take the form of holidays or experiences, but can also include equipment, toys, games consoles etc


Dream granting charity for children with life limiting / threatening illnesses

Dial-A-Dream aims to make the Dreams of children aged between 3 and 18 years, suffering from a diagnosed life limiting and life threatening illness, become a reality.


Dream Makers

Charity offers holidays for disabled and terminally ill and can provide equipment

Dream Makers is a charity that offers holidays to the disabled, terminally ill, underprivileged and those with special needs.

They have also granted requests for TVs for the visually impaired and tablets to help with special needs learning, wheelchairs and specially adapted bikes etc



Orlando dream holidays for 8-14 year olds with serious illness or disability

Dreamflight is a UK charity that takes children aged 8-14 (only the children, no parents) with a serious illness or disability on their holiday of a lifetime to Orlando. The experience can be life-changing and gives young people an opportunity to do something that medicine can’t: discover independence, confidence and a new outlook.


Dreams Come True

Dream granting charity for young people with life limiting or serious illnesses

Dreams Come True is a charity that makes dreams come true for children and young people with life-limiting and serious illnesses living in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities as they believe that every child has the fundamental right to dream.


Fulfil The Wish

Activities and holidays for young people with lifelong / life limiting conditions

Fulfil the Wish is a registered charity which was founded in 2000 to provide activity and sightseeing holidays for children and young people who have lifelong and life-limiting disabilities.


Kids In Need

Wish granting charity for the seriously / terminally ill or who have multiple disabilities

Kids In Need are a registered charity which, through donations and fund raising, grants "wishes" to young people aged 3 to 19 who are terminally / seriously ill or who suffer from multiple disabilities.

The "wishes" vary enormously and range from meeting personalities from the world of entertainment and sport; sponsoring holidays; purchasing toys and learning aids that have been adapted to a child's needs; and providing sensory equipment. Some children's wishes are unique such as a ride in a helicopter, an army tank or Ferrari or being a princess for the day.


Make A Wish

Wish granting charity for children with life limiting conditions

Make a Wish are a charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.


Promise Dreams

Wish granting charity for seriously or terminally ill children

Promise Dreams is a national charity which aims to make a real difference to children who are seriously or terminally ill. It also makes a difference for their families who are usually massively impacted. Each child and family has a dream and they aim to make it come true.

It could be a holiday to create special/last memories with siblings and family.

Perhaps meeting their celebrity hero or visiting a place which is special to them.

Often it's adapted or essential equipment to improve their quality of life.

In fact, anything that will make life happier and easier for the family in need.


Rays Of Sunshine

Wish granting charity for seriously ill young people

Rays of Sunshine is a charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families by granting magical wishes, hosting interactive hospital activity days, granting hospital ward wishes and providing ongoing support within hospitals


Round Table Children's Wish

Wish granting charity for children with life threatening illnesses

Round Table Children's Wish is a charity that grants handcrafted wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Wishes could be things such as days out, holidays, computers or other specialist equipment.


When You Wish Upon A Star

Wish granting charity for children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses

When You Wish Upon A Star is a charity that grants wishes (which can take the form of days out, holidays, games consoles / computers etc) to some very brave and courageous children who live with a life threatening or terminal illness who have not previously had a Wish granted by another charity.


Willow Foundation

Special days and treats for those with liufe limiting conditions aged 16+

For people living with a life-threatening illness, every day should be precious. The pressures of diagnosis, treatment and recovery can have a devastating effect on work and family life.

Willow aims to redress the balance: providing unique and unforgettable moments and experiences tailored to each individual. Every effort is made to always ensure a stress-free, seamless experience, not only meeting but exceeding expectations. Willow currently has two services to support those with life threatening illnesses.

Special Days are tailor-made experiences shared with loved ones to create memories that can be treasured forever. Special Days come in three categories - days out, at home and breaks.

Special Treats are personalised gift boxes filled with luxury items with a different theme for each box, including pampering, food/drink, family fun and many other ways to give a positive boost to those that need it most.

These are available for those aged 16-40, all applications must be made by a medical referrer on behalf of their patient.