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February update from Make-A-Wish

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As we move into March, we’re bringing you some heart-warming stories that are guaranteed to brighten up your day! From Tiara’s wish for a bedroom makeover to the re-starting of wish visits, 2021 is already filling us with positivity!

Tiara’s Princess Bedroom Makeover

Four-year-old Tiara, from Llanelli in Wales, has never had her own room before.

Tiara was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and so for her safety, her family all share one bedroom. But a princess needs her space and somewhere to hang all those dresses.

With the help of Kinderoo Childrens Interior, Make-A-Wish UK had the pleasure of granting her unique wish – ‘to have a princess bedroom makeover’.Read Tiara’s story

How We Talk About Cancer

Amelia, 19, wishes to give a TEDx talk about the language we use when talking about a cancer diagnosis. In particular, the words ‘fighting’ and ‘battle’.

On #WorldCancerDay (4th February 2021), we invited her to lead the conversation over on our Instagram account.  She also wrote a guest blog post, which explains how her diagnosis influenced her choice of wish. Read Amelia’s guest blogCatch up with the Instagram Takeover

Good News!

Coronavirus stopped wish visits in their tracks last March, leaving nearly 100 seriously ill children waiting to discuss their once in a lifetime wish. But we’re pleased to announce that our volunteer Wish Visitors can now carry out those visits safely again – via video call. 

Lynn is just one of those volunteers. Thanks to her support, other children whose wishes are waiting will now start moving along their wish journey.

Charlie’s Superhero sprints raise over £700!

To help grant wishes, Charlie (5) is running 500m everyday in February, dressed as a different superhero. Soaring above his target of £500, he is already up to an amazing £790. 

We’d like to thank Charlie for being committed to helping other children. He’s the best kind of superhero, a #WishHero!Check out his costumes

Are you looking to challenge yourself?

You can join us on 31st May 2021 for the capital’s most inspiring 10km; Vitality London 10,000.

On the day, it will be socially distanced and you’ll be helping to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

What are you waiting for? Learn more

News – MAKE-A-WISH There’s #FeelGoodFriday stories in here!

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Thirteen-year-old Jack loved to play the piano and saxophone, especially with his Grandad, who had a big influence on him. He was offered a scholarship because of his musical talent but, a week before his thirteenth birthday, Jack was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

Read Jack’s story

Jack was told his arm would need to be amputated. Thankfully, pioneering surgery in Austria meant only the damaged part of his arm was removed. Jack can no longer play musical instruments like before, but he’s passionate about composing music! So, he’s turned to us and wishes to own a computer that can help him compose. By sponsoring Jack’s wish today, you can help make his wish a reality!

Sponsor Jack’s wish

Nine-year-old Luke’s good deed

We can’t help children like Jack without the help of our supporters.  Last week we received a very heart-warming letter from nine-year-old Luke who did his own good deed to help seriously ill children. Read his inspirational letter here.

Luke’s letter

“I wish to own a hot tub”

Nine-year-old Ty is living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition causing his muscles to get progressively weaker. Ty’s wish  was the 100th hot tub wish granted in collaboration with the Hot Tub Warehouse! Click here to read all about Ty’s wish and how it’ll make a difference to his life.

May fundraising update

Well just under a week until race day and the Staines 10K, which I am running in aid of the Children with Cancer UK charity. The total raised to date stands at £243 – thanks to all for sponsoring me and plugging my fundraising. I think I am ready for the run, although training seems to get harder every time I do one of these runs 🙂

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The Fifty Fifty charity auctions of signed items from bands/sports people/authors/celebrities has now topped £300 with an impressive £46 coming from an old tour jacket as worn by keyboards player John Sinclair on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. All funds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK charity:
http://keeponfundraising.wordpress.com/fifty-fifty-2012/

I am always after signed items so ant contacts most welcome. Online now is a signed photo of comedian & West Brom fan Frank Skinner. Coming soon signed goodies from John Bishop and now online a signed copy of the excellent debut album from rising blues rocker Chantel McGregor.

Thanks as ever for your support and I am off to iron my Mr Men top for Sunday…