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How to share your story
You may want to share a #WishMoment, a memory, a letter, a piece of advice, story or opinion.
How can my story help?
Your story could motivate someone to take on a marathon, to rally together friends for a fundraising event, or to volunteer their time to help our cause.
Real stories, photos and videos from the Make-A-Wish community help people understand what we do, how we do it, why we do it, and how to help. By sharing your story, you can:
- Help people to understand the power of a wish.
- Encourage and inspire people to apply for a wish, donate, volunteer or fundraise for wishes.
- Join our community, get your voice heard and raise awareness of a health condition, topic or issue.
You may want to share a thoughtful quote for a social media post, or send us a photo that we can use on a poster or presentation.
Could you write a blog or letter about your personal experiences, give a talk at a local school, event or organisation or speak on radio or TV about your story?
It all adds up to an important conversation, and it starts with you.
I want to share my story. What happens now?
Here’s how to email, call or write to us.
- Write or create your story or story idea. This could be a letter, blog post, diary entry, comment, vlog, photo, or drawing.
- Make sure you include the following information:
Your age (if under 18):
Wish child's age (if applicable):
Your blog/social media page:
- Send your story to us via one of the following channels.
Send your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will call or email you back to discuss further.
Call us on 01276 40 50 60 and we'd love to hear about your story.
Write up your or draw your wish story and post it to us at: Marketing, Make-A-Wish UK, Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1LX.
You can also follow and tag us in your social media posts @MakeAWishUK or send us a direct message.
For examples of stories we’ve featured on our website, see our News & Stories page:
Ideas to get you started
If your child, or a child you know has been granted a wish (or will be soon!) we’d love to hear from you. How was the wish? What was your favourite #WishMoment? Describe it and send us a photo!
Do you write a parenting blog, run a business, have a unique fundraising story or have a special interest or topic that the wish community might be interested in? Tell us!
Are you taking part in a challenging event like a cycle ride or marathon for Make-A-Wish? Tell us about your training, how you met your fundraising target, and the big day. How did you feel, and what did you learn?
If you're paediatrician, nurse or professional and want to spread the word about wishes and the positive impact they can have, both on a child and their family, please get in touch.
Thank you for sharing your story with Make-A-Wish UK. Together, we can create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
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