When You Wish Upon a Star

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Description In addition to our Wishes throughout the year, we also organise a number of days out and treats for the children like our incredible Harry Potter-themed trips on-board the beautiful Belmond Northern Belle train, where characters entertain the children on their journey with weird and wonderful magic, flying broomsticks, props and costumes, keeping them amazed and entertained all day.
Email head.office@whenyouwish.org.uk
Website http://www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk/
Telephone 0115 979 1720
Futurist House
Valley Road

When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness.


Some children Wish to be a fairy princess or soldier for the day, meet celebrities or sporting heroes that range from the Red Arrows to Mary Berry and others Wish for a laptop to keep in contact with their friends and family whilst in hospital. One of our most popular Wishes remains the exciting opportunity to swim with dolphins and meet all their favourite characters in Disney World, Florida.

What they do
  • Charity shops
  • Children - Parenting & Families
  • Health - General
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Volunteering
  • Young people's groups/activities
Who they work with
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with learning difficulties
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with specific illness or health conditions
  • People with visual impairments
Geographical area coverage Derby City, Derbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
Space for Hire No
Is a registered charity? Yes
Charity Number 1060963
Is a registered company? Yes
Company Number 3280440

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