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Wish Charities, mainly for children, but couple for adults too!

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Charities, mainly for children up to 18, though there is one up to 21 and one up to 40, providing 'special wishes' for seriously ill people.
A friend of mine from america also has lupus, who I met over the internet, and the make-a-wish foundation granted her wish to come and visit us here in Wales, she arrived in june for 10 days, and we all had an amazing time :) hence people with SLE should qualitfy :hehe:

Make-a-Wish foundation
Address Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
329-331 London Road
GU15 3HQ
Telephone 01276 405060 Fax 01276 405061 Email [email protected] Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. Since being established in the UK in 1986, we have granted over 5,000 wishes.

Penny Wright, 3 Faxe Way, Chartridge, Bucks HP5 2SH Tel: 01494 792991 Fax: 01494 775211
Annually (in theAutumn) take 192 sick and physically challenged children aged 8 to 14 years with medical staff to Disney World. For children throughout the UK and Ireland.

York House, Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, W Sussex GU29 9DQ Tel: 01730 815000 Fax: 01730 813141
Grants wishes for children aged 2-21 with a serious or terminal illness

Sarah Nicholls (Families Officer) Byron House, 43 Cardiff Road, Luton LU1 1PP Tel: 01582 755999 Fax: 01582 755900 email: [email protected] website:
Arranges holidays and leisure activities for children aged 3-17 with special needs. Includes children who are chronically sick, severely mentally and/or physically handicapped, children who have been subjected to abuse or neglect and children that have endured deprivation in any way

Macmillan House, Paddington Station, Paddington, London W2 1HD
Tel: 0207 262 2881 Fax: 0207 402 7403
Aim to brighten the lives and grant wishes to children with chronic, critical and terminal illnesses.

1st Floor, The Tyrells Centre, 39 Seamore Avenue, Thundersley Essex SS7 4EX
Tel: 01268 569096 email [email protected]
Grants the dreams and wishes of sick, disabled and terminally ill children aged 3 to 18 living in the UK.

Sylvia Adams House, 24 The Common, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 0NB
Tel: 01707 259777 Fax: 01707 259289 Email: [email protected]
Provides ‘special day wishes’ for seriously ill young adults aged 16 - 40

5th Floor, Cotton House, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9WS Tel: 0151 258 1066
Young, disadvantaged people aged between 16-18 are offered a residential course of a week in duration to learn life skills, communication techniques, how to relate and respect each other and learn their rights so that they can make informed choices regarding their lives. Centres are in London, Cardiff, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Barbara White, 2nd Floor, Futurist House, Valley Road, Basford, Nottingham NG5 1JE
Tel: 01159 791720 Fax: 01159 791 720
Dream making for sick children up to the age of 16, and trips to Lapland.
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Hi Vikki :wavey:

:thanx: :thanx: for the information you have provided in your post.

Its great to hear that the 'make-a-wish' foundation as helped someone you know. I bet you had a great time when your friend came to stay with you for 10 days. Have you thought about seeing if you can get a trip organised to visit your friend at home or somewhere else so that you could have a holiday together.

Take care :bunny: Jo :bunny:
Hi Hattycat,

I am also in the USA.

What organization did your friend go through?

This links are a great resource for sick people to reach out and get some help for a life long dream to come true.

I am thrilled your friend was able to make the trip to see you and that you all had a great time.:wink2:
Hi Vikki,

That is amazing. I am so happy you got a chance to actually meet your friend.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is very active in the US. We know someone that was a recipient of a dream vacation to Nashville prior to his death. The family could not have provided a trip like this with all the nursing care he needed.

Take care,
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