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All wish applications are assessed on their individual circumstances and the medical information provided on the form. We work closely with our team of professional medical advisors to ensure the wish is suitable for the child.

Below is more information on our medical categories. This is for guidance only and is subject to change.

All wishes involving abroad travel are subject to medical consent and insurance. For travel to America visa waivers (ESTA’s) will be completed for all family members, if you are not eligible for a visa waiver you will be responsible for arranging your own visa.

Overseas destinations we currently grant wishes to:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Lapland
  • Foreign Office approved European destinations

Category 1:

Children in this category are living with/suffering from a life shortening or degenerative illness/condition

Example Illnesses:

  • Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
  • Relapsed Cancers
  • Pre-heart transplant

Children within this category may be eligible for the following types of wishes:

Overseas Holiday, UK holidays, To Go (including overnight stay), To Be (including overnight stay), To Have, Celebrity Meet & Greet (including overnight stay)

Example wishes:

  • To go to Disney World in Florida
  • To go to Center Parcs
  • To be a King for a day
  • To have an iPad
  • To meet a celebrity

Category 2:

Children in this category are living with/suffering from a life threatening illness/condition

Example Illnesses:

  • Cancer
  • Post Liver Transplant
  • Brain Tumour
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Children in this category may be eligible for the following types of wishes:

Overseas Holiday, UK holidays, To Go (including overnight stay), To Be (including overnight stay), To Have, Celebrity Meet & Greet (including overnight stay)

Example wishes:

  • To go to Disneyland Paris
  • To go to Center Parcs
  • To go to LEGOLAND and stay at the LEGO hotel
  • To be a zookeeper for a day
  • To have a gaming laptop
  • To meet a celebrity

Category 3:

Children in this category are living with/suffering from a potentially life limiting illness/condition

Example Illnesses:

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Rett Syndrome

Children in this category may be eligible for the following types of wishes:

UK Holiday, To Go (including overnight stay), To Be (including overnight stay), To Have, Celebrity Meet & Greet (including overnight stay)

Example wishes:

  • To go to Butlin’s
  • To go to London and see a show
  • To be a Princess and stay in a castle
  • To have an iPhone
  • To meet a celebrity

Category 4:

Children in this category are living with an illness/condition that has changed, resulting in a deterioration in their quality of life and that of their families

Example Illnesses:

  • Juvenile Arthritis with methotrexate
  • Brain injury

Children in this category may be eligible for the following types of wishes:

To Go (day), To Be (day), To Have, Celebrity Meet & Greet (day)

Example wishes:

  • To go to Cbeebies Land
  • To go to London
  • To be a Firefighter for a day
  • To have an iPad
  • To meet a celebrity