Wishes for Adults

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There are lots of different charities and organisations which offer wishes and experiences to those living with a complex health need.  These organisations offer wishes to young people and adults.

Please note that many of these charities will ask you if you have already received a Wish from another organisation, this is to ensure that funds are used fairly and that as many people as possible are able to be granted a magical experience.  You may want to think carefully about the timing of your application.  Spend some time researching what opportunities are on offer.

You are strongly advised to check the suitability of these organisations before you provide any personal, medical, or financial information.

Please note: these links are all external and provided in good faith.  We cannot take responsibility for any external content.

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The Genie’s Wish is a UK registered charity whose mission is to enhance the lives of people aged 0-40 years, living in England and Wales, who are suffering from a critical or terminal illness or living with a life-limiting medical condition.

Their purpose is to bring respite and joy into the lives of our beneficiaries and their families, by providing them with a life-changing wish, experience, or ongoing opportunity.

They also provide wish experiences, bespoke events, and activities for young carers, aged 5-16, in recognition of the bravery, kindness, and selflessness they display on a daily basis by caring for a family member.


Purple Heart Wishes is a charity based in the UK that grants wishes to adults aged between 18–55.

Their hope is that they can help make something special happen by granting a day out(sometimes a night), remembrance gifts for the family, a trip to the theatre, and many other memorable things one might wish for.

For more information, eligibility criteria and an application form, visit their website.


The Sandcastle Trust walks alongside families living with a rare genetic condition to help them build lasting positive family memories, strengthen their family relationships, and improve emotional wellbeing and resilience.

They do this through four Sandcastle Support Programmes: Sandcastle Memories, Sandcastle Smiles, Sandcastle Connections and our Sandcastle Support Hub.


The Willow Foundation supports young people aged 18 – 40 who are living with a life-limiting condition.

The offer support in a range of ways.  From Special Treats, our little boxes of joy, to Special Days at Home for all the family. From fun-packed Special Days Out to quiet Special Breaks away from it all; we offer the chance to meet heroes and legends or the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream.

In the toughest times, Willow creates life-affirming experiences that boost morale and bring friends and families together to create precious memories.


The HoneyRose Foundation is the only UK charity to grant wishes to those over 40, with terminal and/or life-threatening illnesses.

They offer wishes and dreams to those living in the North West.  If you would like assistance with your application, please contact FOP Friends.