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2 days ago

Wishes 4 Kids
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Charity Golf Day at Kilworth Springs Golf Club on Friday 10th September. A fantastic day was had by all and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves after such a difficult 18 months.We would like to thank all of our hole sponsors, who supported our event, our main event sponsor Shoezone and all of our volunteers who helped to make the day a huge success.We look forward to seeing you all again in 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Congratulations to our 4 superstars who took part in the Great North Run on Sunday 12th September. The event was enjoyed by all and our 4 runners were fantastic, each achieving a new PB:John White 1hr 20minsMatt Gayton 1hr 22minsVanessa Charnock 2hrs 26minsAmanda Hack 2hrs 26minsWe would like to thank you all for your incredible support to our Charity and for raising an amazing £2145 between you. We are so proud of you all and can't wait to see you again next year. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Wishes 4 Kids would like to thank Jules Mark and her incredible friends and family at the Leicester Windsurfing and SUP Club for their Charity event on Saturday 4th September. Everyone had a an amazing day/evening which included paddle boarding, failed attempts at paddle boarding, camping around a fire and lots of laughs in-between.We cannot thank you all enough for thinking of our Charity and raising an unbelievable £570 so far.If you would like to support this incredible group of people then please visit www.justgiving.com/Leicester-Windsurfing-and-SUP-Club ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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We would like to say a huge congratulations to Tommy Squires, Joe Hockenhull, Justin Quelch, Ian Jarrams, Gaz Jones and Rob Spooner who completed their 3 peak challenge on Thursday 2nd September. Their challenge was to complete the 3 peaks within a 24 hour period and with a lot of mental strength and determination they were able to complete it in an incredible 22 hours and 30 minutes. The lads are still collecting in donations from their friends and families but have so far managed to raise an amazing £696. We are so proud of you all and cannot thank you enough for your incredible support.If you would like to sponsor the lads then please visit their GoFundMe page at gofund.me/c06d1e80 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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What an amazing weekend Wishes 4 Kids have just had at the Victory Show in Cosby. Once again, we were very kindly invited to have a stall at the show by Steve Pepper and his wonderful team. We were truly honoured to a be a part of such a fantastic and well organised event. Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who helped on our tombola stall and to everyone who took part. A special mention must go to 14 year old Jude Neal who volunteered all day on Saturday with his family and then came back on the Sunday for another full day to help our team. You were amazing.Thank you once again to everyone associated with the Victory Show for an unforgettable weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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On Thursday 2nd September Tommy Squires, Joe Hockenhull, Justin Quelch, Ian Jarrams, Gaz Jones and Rob Spooner will attempt to complete the 3 Peak Challenge within 24 hours. They know that it will require a lot of mental strength but are all fully motivated and confident that they will each complete it. We cannot thank you all enough for choosing to support our Charity and wish you all the very best for your incredible challenge. Thank you to everyone who has already supported the lads and if you would like to continue that support and sponsor them then please visit their GoFundMe page at gofund.me/c06d1e80 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Wishes 4 Kids would like to say a huge thank you to Steve Pepper and his incredible team for very kindly offering us a free stall at this year's Victory Show. We will be running a tombola, with all proceeds going towards granting a very special child's wish. We encourage all of you to come along to what truly is an amazing weekend, enjoyed by all the family.The Victory Show is the country's largest WWII re-enactment weekend which is held over a 100 acre site at Foxlands Farm, Croft Road, Cosby, Leicestershire LE9 1SG, from Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th September.We are honoured and privileged to be invited to such a wonderful event and cannot thank you all enough for your kindness and continued support to our Charity.We look forward to seeing you all very soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Wishes 4 Kids would like to tell you about a very special member of our 'wish' family, Tegan Sharp. Tegan is a 12 year little girl who was born with a condition called Charge Syndrome which affects many areas of her body. Tegan was born with a heart defect and also had a tracheostomy and although life has been very challenging for Tegan nothing was ever going to stop her, as she is a fighter. Tegan will always get there and get on with things in her own special way.....TEGAN'S WAY. In 2014 Wishes 4 Kids had the pleasure of granting Tegan's wish by taking her and her lovely family to Disneyland in Paris where they all had a wonderful time. Tegan never asks for much and wants for even less. Last year Tegan decided that she wanted to raise money for Wishes 4 Kids so that other children could have their wishes granted as she did. Tegan decided to grow her hair more than usual, to be able to donate over 12" of her long locks to The Princess Trust, whilst raising money for our Charity. Tegan had her hair cut last week and has already sent this off to benefit other children. Tegan has also set up a justgiving page and has already managed to raise an unbelievable £880. Words cannot describe how incredibly proud we are of Tegan for, despite everything she has gone through, always thinking of others first. From everyone in your Wishes 4 Kids family THANK YOU TEGAN - YOU TRULY ARE AMAZING. If you have been inspired by Tegan's story and would like to sponsor her then please visit www.justgiving.com/Michelle-Sharp9 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Vikki Lowe has booked a Charity Curry Night for Monday 11th October at the Cuisine Of India in Wigston with all money raised going to Wishes 4 Kids. Tickets are £17 per person which gives you an all you can eat buffet and there will also be a raffle. If you would like to attend then please contact Gary at the Wishes 4 Kids office on 0116 2543491 to reserve your place ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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CALLING ALL QUIZ TEAMSRichard Stretton has organised a Charity Quiz Night, to be held at the Bunning hall in Cosby on Saturday 21st August, with all proceeds going to Wishes 4 Kids. It is £5 per person and you can have teams of up to 6 people. This night is always a lot of fun and aswell as the quiz there will also be a raffle and Irish Bingo.If you would like to come along then please contact Richard on 07734186421 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Last weekend we had the pleasure of granting the wish of this amazing little boy and his lovely family. He loves Cbeebies and wanted to visit Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers. We were able to send him and his family for a 3 day, 2 night stay in the Cbeebies Land Hotel where they enjoyed a Swashbuckle themed room. The family were given access to the Alton Towers theme park where they were able to see all of the big rollercoasters and enjoy lots of small rides and different attractions. There was entertainment in the hotel throughout their stay and all meals and expenses were covered for them. They all had an amazing time and did not want to come home. We would like to thank everybody who supports our Charity, enabling us to make magical wishes such as this come true. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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LAST CHANCE TO TAKE PARTIf you have been thinking about signing up for our Tandem Parachute Jump on Sunday 22nd August then we need to sign you up today as any spaces available after that will be transferred to next year.Why not get in touch and join our incredible team in just over 2 weeks time? Our office number is 0116 2543491 or can email info@wishes4kids.co.uk and we can register you in minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Tom Naughton, co-manager of Leicester City Legends, visited our office last week and has very kindly donated 11 signed football shirts worn by the legends in the 2007-2008 season. The legends are:1. Carl Muggleton2. Paul Ramsey3. Gerry Taggart4. Ali Mauchlen5. Steve Walsh6. Muzzy Izzet7. Gary Mills8. Martin Johnson9. Jimmy Quinn10. David Oldfield11. Austin HealeyAll shirts are Extra Large.We would like to auction these off as a job lot with all proceeds going towards our next wish. The auction will end on Friday 6th August at 5pm. Who would like to start us off?Offers can be sent on Facebook, as a PM or you can call us on 01162543491Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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We recently sent this incredible little boy and his lovely family for a 3 day, 2 night stay at Legoland in Windsor. They all stayed in a Pirate themed room and enjoyed 2 full days in the theme park where they were able to experience all of the different rides and attractions. All meals and expenses were covered for them and so the family did not have anything to worry about. The little boy enjoyed every single moment and did not want to come home.Thank you to everyone who supports our Charity and helps to make memorable wishes, such as this, become a reality. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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2 more brave people have just signed up for our Tandem Parachute Jump on Sunday 22nd August. We do have a few places still available so if you would like to take part then please call us today on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Michaela Korizek has now completed her virtual run from Leicester to Privat in Czech Republic covering an unbelievable distance of 877.74 miles (1411.83 km) in just 17 weeks. During this time Michaela experienced incredible highs aswell as some awful lows but she never gave up and finished everything that she set her mind to.It has been an honour and privilege to share Michaela's journey with her and words cannot describe how proud we are of her for this incredible challenge.Thank you Michaela for everything you have done for our Charity.......now time to put your feet up and have a well earned rest.If you would like to sponsor Michaela for her amazing achievement then please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michaela-korizek ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Last Friday we granted the wish of this amazing little boy who wanted to be a firefighter for the day. He was collected from his home by a fire engine and driven to Castle Donington Fire Station where he met all of his new best friends, the firefighters. They presented him with a brand new uniform and he was quickly put through his paces, using the jaws of life on a car, putting out a fire, saving a casualty from a burning building and also being in charge of and going up in the aerial ladder platform to work from height. He loved every single second of his experience and could not stop smiling.This wish would not have been possible if not for the incredible team at Castle Donington Fire Station. Everyone was so kind and supportive and gave this little boy a day that he will never forget. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make this little boy's dreams come true. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Wishes 4 Kids will be at the Highcross Leicester from 9am tomorrow morning. We will be running a tombola stall on the Upper Mall, outside the old Debenhams, so if you are in the shopping centre then please come and see us. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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MEET THE TEAMHi. My name is Paul Bakewell and I am the Chair of Trustee’s for Wishes 4 Kids. I have been involved with the Charity since 2004 when I first met Russell Brickett, the founder of Wishes 4 Kids when he granted a wish for one of the young people I supported in my role as Senior Practitioner working for Leicester City Council children and young people’s service, this is a role I have held since 1998 until present, currently working in a residential children’s home that provides respite care for young people with life limiting and profound/multiple learning and physical disabilities. Since meeting Russell and being blown away by his passion and commitment to the children of Leicestershire, I become involved with various fundraising events such as: swimming with sharks, sky diving and being very fortunate in assisting with supporting the wish children on various wishes including taking several young people to Disney Land Paris and one young person to the Tour De France. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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To all of our new, brave Facebook friends and followers......who fancies a challenge?We have places available for our Tandem Parachute event on Sunday 22nd August. This event involves no training and all we ask is that you can raise a minimum of £375 and then you jump for free. Most of our participants who have signed up already are scared of heights but want to conquer their fears. Why not join them too?The event is just over 5 weeks away and we can sign you up today. If you would like to join our team then please call us on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of granting the wish of this incredible young man. His wish was to see a supercar or if possible a lamborghini, which was his absolute favourite. We took him and his amazing grandparents to Everyman Racing in Loughborough where he was able to see hundreds of different sports cars, including many lamborghinis, and watch them race around the track. He was also able to sit in the cars, enjoying the roar of the engines, which he loved. He could not stop laughing and smiling and every new car that he saw was greeted with ''WOW''.We would like to thank everyone at Everyman Racing for thier hospitality and a special mention must go to Phil who stayed with us the whole time and made this wish so special, giving this young man a day that he will remember forever.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your kindness and incredible support. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Congratulations to Kieran Smith and Alex Walford for successfully re-booking their Tandem Parachute Jump and taking part on Friday 9th July. Thank you for your incredible fundraising efforts and we look forward to seeing you both at future events. Well done lads.We do have places available for our next Tandem Parachute event on Sunday 22nd August. If this has inspired you and you would like to take part then please call us today on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk to get registered. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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As the Covid restrictions are lifting, why not have something to look forward to? Is a Tandem Parachute Jump on your bucket list?We have places available for our 2nd jump this year, which will take place on Sunday 22nd August at Hinton Airfield in Brackley.Interested?All you have to do is raise a minimum of £375 and you jump for free. You will jumping from heights of 13,000 feet and reaching speeds of 120 mph. All training is provided by the instructors on the morning of the jump. The minimum age is 16 years old and if you are aged either 16 or 17 then you will need a parent/guardian with you to sign the consent forms. There is no maximum age limit but if you have any health concerns then you must contact your GP first. The weight limit is 15 stone and you will be weighed on the day.All friends, family and even dogs are welcome as we are in an open field and so there is no restriction on numbers. Once registered we will send you a Wishes 4 Kids t-shirt to wear on the day and sponsor forms to help with your fundraising.Still interested?Then please contact us now for a registration form on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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