Children and Young People's Board

We're delighted to be launching STARboard, our very own Children and Young People’s Board!

At Make-A-Wish UK, our aim is to be a child-led organisation. That's why we’re launching STARboard. 

For the first time ever, the young people at the heart of our wishes will now be at the heart of our organisation - helping to move Make-A-Wish forward to be the best it can be.

From Spring 2020, the brand-new STARboard will bring together a small group of young people from across the UK who’ve had a wish in the last two years and volunteered to represent their region and fellow wish families in order to help Make-A-Wish better serve its communities.

A STARboard member’s role is to be the voice of our wish children. From advising the charity on important decisions, to supporting local events and sharing views and opinions, there’ll be lots to do. There’ll also be plenty of opportunities for self-development, learning and socialising!
It's a very important role, but it’s fun too.


Jacob with his sister, Zoe on his wish to visit an aeroplane factory

We’re welcoming STARboard applications NOW!

Interested? Are you aged between 11-20? Have you, or will you have your wish granted with Make-A-Wish UK between 1st January 2018 - 1st May 2020? If so, you can apply to represent your region on the Make-A-Wish UK STARboard!

You can find the application pack at the bottom of this page. We want everyone to have the opportunity to shine, so we’ve made it quick and easy to apply. The application pack includes guidance and information on the role and the application and you can choose to either fill in the form by hand, on your computer, or send in a video of yourself answering the questions.

Applications close on Monday 2nd March. We’ll let everyone know the outcome of their application by the end of April.

If you’ve got any questions, call us on 07599 556025 or email

We look forward to receiving your application!

Meet the STARboard members

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