Wishes and Dreams

Lots of organisations can offer special treats for children who are seriously ill or considered dsiabled. We have put together a list of organisations that you can approach on your child’s behalf if they have a specific wish or dream you would like fulfilled.

Children’s Hope Foundation

http://www.childrenshopefoundation.org.uk

Aims to improve the quality of life for children and young people affected by illness and disability

Dial a Dream

http://www.dialadream.org

Grants wishes to children with life-threatening and life limiting illnesses.

Dreamflight

http://www.dreamflight.org

Organises 10 day trip to Orlando, Florida for 8 to 14 year olds who are physically disabled or have been seriously ill.

Dream makers

http://www.dreammakerschildrenscharity.com

A children’s charity granting the wishes and dreams of ill and disabled children.

The Dream Team

http://www.thedreamteamcharity.co.uk

A charity that exists to grant the wishes of sick, disabled and terminally ill children in the UK.

Happy Days

http://www.happydayscharity.org

A registered charity that provides special holidays for children who have severe illnesses and disabilities, or who have extenuating circumstances.

Make A Wish Foundation UK

http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk

Aims to grant the wishes of children aged 3 to 17 years with life-threatening illnesses.

Over the Wall

http://www.otw.org.uk/

Provides free of charge therapeutic recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses. The camps promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem and coping strategies.

Promise Dream

http://www.promisedreams.co.uk

Raises money for children who are seriously or terminally ill and provides treatment, help and support for the children and their families.

Rays of Sunshine

http://www.raysofsunshine.org.uk

This charity grants wishes to children aged 3-18 years living with serious or life threatening conditions.

Round Table Children’s Wish

http://www.rtcw.org

A charity that grants wishes for children and young people aged 4 to 17 years who are have life-threatening illnesses.

Starlight Children’s Foundation

http://www.starlight.org.uk

Grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children.

When You Wish Upon a Star

http://www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk

Grants the wishes of children aged 2 to 16 years who have life limiting illnesses.

Wipe Away Those Tears

http://www.wipeawaythosetears.org/

Grants wishes to children with disabilities and life threatening illnesses in Essex.

Posted June 2017; reviewed August 2019