Wishes and Dreams

Lots of organisations can offer special treats for children who are seriously ill or considered disabled. 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


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

Dial a Dream


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



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

Dream makers


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

The Dream Team


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

Happy Days


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


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

Over the Wall


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


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


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

Round Table Children’s Wish


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


Grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children.

When You Wish Upon a Star


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

Wipe Away Those Tears


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

August 2022