UK Cruisers Charity of the year

As each new UK Cruisers year begins, the club chooses a registered charity as the beneficiary for its fundraising efforts throughout the year. From 1st March 2016 until 28th February 2017, When you wish upon a Star will receive the monies generated.

When you wish upon a Star

About When you wish upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White who was so inspired by a seriously ill four year old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children. Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990 we have proudly granted over 16,000 Wishes across the UK.

Some children Wish to be a fairy princess or soldier for the day, meet celebrities or sporting heroes that range from the Red Arrows to Mary Berry and others Wish for a laptop to keep in contact with their friends and family whilst in hospital. One of our most popular Wishes remains the exciting opportunity to swim with dolphins and meet all their favourite characters in Disneyland.

In addition to our Wishes throughout the year, we also organise a number of days out and treats for the children like our incredible Harry Potter-themed trips on-board the beautiful Belmond Northern Belle train, where characters entertain the children on their journey with weird and wonderful magic, flying broomsticks, props and costumes, keeping them amazed and entertained all day.

Every December the charity also enables hundreds of children to swap hospital beds for sleigh rides transporting them away from appointments, treatments and injections to the winter wonderland of Lapland on board our Santa Express flights.

We believe every child deserves to smile and with your support we can provide time away, giving children and their families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. Wishes allow the family to put their childís illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.

For further details, please PM Gonzo U Muppet on the UKC message board or visit the When you wish upon a Star web site at

When you wish upon a Star, registered charity in England and Wales 1060963. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 3280440.

Please click here to read about our previous years' fundraising

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