Our wishes, which are specifically handcrafted, are offered to children and young people.. As a result each one is a memorable and very personal experience to the individual child.
Our dedicated Wish Coordinator works with each family to ensure that all the details are taken care of – it’s that simple!
Every wish we grant is chosen entirely by the child. It could be a trip, a meeting with a well-known person or even a special item. Whatever the wish, we will do what we can to make it happen.
It is our aim to bring a touch of happiness, however brief, into the lives of wish children. It is for this reason we include all members of the child’s immediate family. This includes brothers and sisters who are under the age of 18 and are living at the same address.
Q. Does the financial standing of a family affect the eligibility for a wish?
Q. What are the criteria for a wish?
A. Children must be aged between 4 and 17 and suffering from a life-threatening illness. The wish must be the child’s own, and will be granted whilst the child is well enough to enjoy it. The trustees have also set out financial and geographic parameters. These take into account the nature of the wish and the number of people involved in it.
Q. Who takes part in the wish?
A. We include members of their immediate family, including brothers and sisters under the age of 18 and who live at the same address.
Q. What if members of the extended family want to participate?
A. We cannot arrange for additional people to take part in a wish. However, where a wish involves a holiday, we can provide all the details so that other members can make their own arrangements at their own expense.
Q. Who decides if a child will receive a wish?
A. Each wish is individually sanctioned by the trustees. However, the Wish Coordinator has been delegated the power to decide, provided the wish meets certain criteria.
Q. Why are there children in the list of wishes aged 18 or over?
A. Sometimes there is a delay between agreeing to grant a wish, and the wish actually happening. This is often because we are waiting for the child’s condition to stabilise enough for the child to take part in the wish. Sometimes it is due to the availability of a personality that the child has wished to meet. If we have promised to grant a wish, this promise does not “expire” on the 18th birthday.
Q. Who runs the charity?
A. A board of Trustees, made up of past and present members of the Round Table Family, Community/Corporate supporters and wish parents.