Media Fact & Figures
- When You Wish Upon A Star was formed in 1990 by Trustee Barbara White OBE MinstF
- Our Head Office is based in Nottingham - where it was founded, with regional offices in Stockport, Grimsby and Strathaven in Scotland.
- We have 18 members of staff and numerous volunteers across each region
- When You Wish Upon A Star are proud to have granted over 15,000 Wishes to date
- There are 20,000 children living in the UK with a life-threatening illness (Source: Association of Children's Hospices)
- When You Wish Upon A Star are a non-government funded charity and therefore every penny counts that's raised
- When You Wish Upon A Star believes that as the whole family is impacted by a child's illness and the whole family should be involved in the Wish
- Many celebrities who have fulfilled and supported Wishes include; Leona Lewis, David Beckham, Ant & Dec, Sue Cleaver, Lewis Hamilton, JLS, The Wanted, Simon Cowell, Fern Cotton and Jeremy Spake to name but a few!
In the News
Four-year-old Fenton youngster Jacob Grayley told he has blood disorder affecting just 75 people in the world
Read more: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Fenton-youngster-Jacob-Grayley-aged-told-blood/story-20412699-detail/story.html#ixzz2qHqZURIr
Hundreds of Santas go on the run for charity in Abbey Park
Leicester Mercury 11th Dec 2013 Click here for details..
Santa Run photos from Leicester Mercury Click here for gallery...
Santa suit challenge for doting dad
Chamber Member Delivers Egg-ceptional Easter to Youngsters
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce read more..
Bikers drop off 2,120 Easter Eggs for Kids
Nottingham Post Monday 9th April 2012 Full Story..
Roll of Honour
Nottingham Evening Post 31st Dec 2011. Read more
Cracker Appeal Boosts Charities
Nottingham Evening Post 31st Dec 2011. See article
Father and son's marathon effort to help sick children
Nottingham Evening Post 12th December 2011. Click here for full story
Help charity at airport fair
Nottingham Evening Post 12th December 2011. Read more
250 people turn out at Great Nottingham Santa Run
Nottingham Evening Post 12th Dec 2011. Read More
Dreams Can Come True
Daily Star 12th Dec 2011. Read full story
Soap on a Slope
The Sun 9th Dec 2011. Click here to see article
Dreams do come true! Magical Wish Upon A Star calendar shows how the charity puts smiles on the faces of sick children
Mail Online 9th Dec 2011. Read more
Rugby Santas scrum down to send sick children to Lapland
Nottingham Evening Post 8th Dec 2011. Read full story
Be a Santa runner and help to send children to Lapland
Nottingham Evening Post 6th Dec 2011. See story
Leciester Santa Run Pictures
Leicester Mercury 4th Dec 2011. Take a peek
Santas make a dash to help good causes
Leicester Mercury 5th Dec 2011. Read More
A fund-raising calendar to put smile on faces of sick children
Nottingham Evening Post 28th Nov 2011. Read full story
Plea to help sick kids meet Santa
Evening Times 30th Nov 2011 Read More
Rotary club's big night of firework fun
Nottingham Evening Post 4th Nov 2011 Full Story
Pub's 'amazing' effort to make Santa trip a reality
Nottingham Evening Post 7th Nov 2011 Find full Story
McKenzie's Birthday Wish Surprise
wearebarnsley.com/news 20th Sept 2011 Full story..
Dream trip to Florida for poorly Georga
Leicester Mercury 21st July 2011 Read full story..
Star Shines On
Charity Football competition to be held at Calveton FC- 12 teams - £5 per person in memory of Eliese Argyle.
Nottingham Post 13th July 2011 Find out more...
Football legends will get their boots on for charity
Nottingham Post 12th July 2011 Read more.....
Casino staff get on their bikes
Nottingham Post 6th July 2011 Read full story...
Charity arranges for birthday boy to spend a week at Center Parcs
Grimsby Telegraph - 6th July 2011For the full story follow this link....
Dad on Mission to raise money for garden in memory of Oliver.
Nottingham Post 4th July 2011 Read More....
Parents walk Hadrian's Wall
A determinated group of parents are walking Hadrian's wall to raise funds for a children's charity. www.justgiving.com/clawsonwalkers
Melton Times - 1st July 2011 Read the full story......
Webb back to play for Forest Veterans
Neil Webb is the latest edition to the Forest Vets side for the second leg of their annual charity match with Leicester Legends, at Dunkirk FC on Sunday, July 24 (3pm).
Nottingham Post - 30th June 2011 Find out more..
Lee in training for charity climb
A SCARBOROUGH man is preparing to hit new heights in aid of a children's charity.
Scarborough Evening News - 27th June 2011 Find out more here....
People will get the chance to have their feet nibbled by fish while raising money for seriously-ill children
Nottingham Post - 20th May 2011 Read more...
Over £500 raised
Club staff from Notts County FC took part in a friendly on the meadow lane pitch to raise money for charity.
16th May 2011 Follow the link to read more....
Egg Run Cheque Presentation
Nottingham-based charity When You Wish Upon a Star has received a welcome boost to its annual trip to Lapland, thanks to the generosity of bikers who took part in this year's Nottinghamshire Motorcycle Charity Easter Egg Run.
When You Wish Upon A Star Charity pays for York boy to visit Thomas the Tank Engine
York Press - 21st April 2011 Click here to read the article
In Memory of Oliver
The classmates of a boy from Nottinghamshire who died from a brain tumour have been remembering him on what would have been his tenth birthday. Oliver Dees' school was a sea of red, as pupils came to lessons dressed in his favourite colour. It comes as Oliver's father prepares for a gruelling mountain trek in Vietnam. Peter Dees is raising money for a charity which has supported the family
Central Tonight - 14th June 2011 .Find out more here...
Poorly children get dream ticket to see winter wonderland
Grimsby Telegragh - Saturday 11th December 2010
To find out more read this article...
Notts children in a magical trip to see Santa in Lapland
Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 11th December 2010
Find out more here
six-year-old with leukaemia goes on Christmas trip to Lapland
Chester Chronicle - 23rd December 2010 Find out more...