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5 days ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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. ...
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6 days ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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 ...
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7 days 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 ...
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1 week 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. ...
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2 weeks ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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. ...
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3 weeks ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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. ...
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3 weeks ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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 ...
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3 weeks ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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. ...
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3 weeks ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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. ...
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4 weeks ago

Wishes 4 Kids
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 ...
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4 weeks ago

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On Saturday 3 July, “Pub in the Park” was held at Walton Village Hall. Organised by local resident Rob O’Donnell, the event was centered around England’s Euro 2020 match with Ukraine, in support of Wishes 4 Kids. Drinks were provided by Rob’s wife Kate and daughter Alice from her mobile Liquid Pony bar, with great food from Sonya Raybould’s brilliant Brisket & Bean. Great table service was enjoyed by all attendees, thanks to the efforts of volunteers Hannah Young and Anita Toth. A successful raffle was held and mention should be made of youngsters Josh & Freya who were persistent in selling tickets. A great night was had by all, brilliant result for England and an amazing £620 raised for the charity. “It’s coming home!!”A massive thank you to everyone involved, your efforts have really made a difference. ...
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1 month ago

Wishes 4 Kids
Have you ever considered taking part in a Tandem Parachute Jump but are still not sure whether or not it is for you? If so please watch this short video of when Lois Reeves took part in 2019. If this has inspired you to want to take part then contact us on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk and join us at our next event on Sunday 22nd Augustwww.facebook.com/100004768869748/videos/1264393997062884/ ...
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1 month ago

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PUB IN THE PARK IS BACK at Kimcote & Walton Village Hall & Green this Saturday, 3rd July, from 6pm.There will be a gin bar, Brisket & Bean and also a raffle with all donations going to Wishes 4 Kids.They will also be showing England Vs Ukraine inside where seating will be limited due to Covid so for ticket information please contact 07812 636132 or emai Info@theliquidpony.co.uk ...
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1 month ago

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Unfortunately, due to the weather not being on our side, our Tandem Parachute event could not go ahead yesterday. It was so lovely to meet everyone and we want to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support and astonishing fundraising efforts. We look forward to seeing all of your photos when you are able to jump again, hopefully in the near future.Our next Tandem Parachute event is on Sunday 22nd August and there are still a few places available if you would like to take part? If so and you feel you can raise a minimum of £375 then please contact us on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk and we can have you signed up today.Thank you ...
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1 month ago

Wishes 4 Kids
MEET THE TEAMHello. I’m Jim Setchell, the Charity Support Manager for Wishes 4 Kids. I have worked in corporate management for most of my career, before retiring in 2019. During that time along with two colleagues we formed Four Seasons raising funds for local good causes. Over 10 years, we raised close to £100,000 and it is through this initiative that I first met Russell Brickett, the founder of Wishes 4 Kids. Russell was truly inspirational, whose passion and desire to bring some happiness to the most vulnerable of children was infectious. When I was given the opportunity to be part of the Wishes 4 Kids team I jumped at the chance. I can think of no more rewarding role than to play an active part in this wonderful charity. ...
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1 month ago

Wishes 4 Kids
Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to take part in our annual Charity Golf Day. We do still have a few places available so if you are interested, or would like to sponsor a hole, then please contact us on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk Thank you.Wishes 4 Kids is holding their annual Charity golf day at Kilworth Springs Golf Club, North Kilworth, on Friday 10th September 2021. If you would like to take part then it is £50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf and a fish and chip supper in the evening. Each team will need to have 4 players. There will also be a tombola and a silent auction. This is a well- attended event which, apart from participating in the golf, provides a good opportunity to promote your business, as well as help to raise funds for the Charity. Hole sponsorship is only £50 to have your business details displayed either on a tee or beside a green. ...
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1 month ago

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MEET THE TEAMHi. My name is Gary Lowe and I am the Charity Manager for Wishes 4 Kids. I have been in this role for the last 3 years and it is an honour and privilege to be able to work with the children everyday. There really is nothing more amazing than seeing a child's face when their wish is being granted and it is a moment that will be treasured by them for the rest of their life.I started off as a fundraiser for Wishes 4 Kids in 2006, taking part in the London Marathon. I remember visiting the office for the first time and meeting the Founder, Russell Brickett and I was immediately hooked. Since that day I became a volunteer, helping as often as I could. I have also ran the London Marathon a further 12 times, taken part in 4 skydives and swam with sharks, amongst many other exciting things.Wishes 4 Kids has been a huge part of my life for a very long time and it is a pleasure to be able to work with so many wonderful people and families. ...
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2 months ago

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Yesterday we were able to grant the wish of an amazing young man who has been very poorly and now, thankfully, is in recovery. His wish was to visit Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey with his family, where he would be able to see lots of different Mercedes-Benz cars in person. What he didn't realise was that we had organised for him to take part in all of the different driving experiences which included driving a Mercedes-Benz, driving a 4x4 across different terrains and being a passenger experiencing high speeds, power and the roar of an AMG engine. He loved it. He was also able to race against his family in 'Accelerate' and take part in their Simulator Zone, experiencing how it would feel to be an F1 driver.This wish would not have been possible if it were not for the amazing staff at Mercedes-Benz World. Everyone was so kind and generous and treated him like a VIP throughout the whole day. Special thanks must go to Rachel, Laurie and Mark for giving him a day that he will never ever forget. From everyone at Wishes 4 Kids, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your kindness and support. ...
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2 months ago

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On Monday the 7th of June the amazing team at Stirling Warrington in Leicester held a cake sale for Wishes 4 Kids. Everyone was so kind and supportive and they managed to raise an unbelievable £170.50. Wishes 4 Kids were invited along and it was an absolute pleasure to meet such lovely people and we cannot thank you all enough.They have also challenged us to come up with more fundraising ideas, however weird and wonderful, as apparently they are up for anything!!! Any suggestions are more than welcome ...
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2 months ago

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1 place has just become available for our Tandem Parachute Jump on Sunday 27th June. If you would like to join our team and can raise a minimum of £375 then please contact us and we can sign you up today. ...
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2 months ago

Wishes 4 Kids
Wishes 4 Kids is holding their annual Charity golf day at Kilworth Springs Golf Club, North Kilworth, on Friday 10th September 2021. If you would like to take part then it is £50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf and a fish and chip supper in the evening. Each team will need to have 4 players. There will also be a tombola and a silent auction. This is a well- attended event which, apart from participating in the golf, provides a good opportunity to promote your business, as well as help to raise funds for the Charity. Hole sponsorship is only £50 to have your business details displayed either on a tee or beside a green.If you are interested then please contact us today on 0116 2543491 or email info@wishes4kids.co.uk Thank you ...
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2 months ago

Wishes 4 Kids
We would like to thank everyone who has recently liked and followed our new Facebook page. For those of you who are new to our Charity, we would like to tell you a little bit more about the work that we do:Wishes 4 Kids was created in September 2002 to grant a wish for children and young people who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas or have suffered major abuse. The Charity grants wishes for children of eighteen years and below, residing in Leicestershire or treated in a Leicestershire hospital. Since the Charity began we have granted 6074 wishes. Wishes 4 Kids is funded solely by public donation. It is the people and businesses, predominantly in the Leicestershire area- people like yourselves-that enable the Charity to make children and young people's wishes a reality.THANK YOU ...
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