Wish Upon a Star

This year, thousands of children face their first Christmas without Mum or Dad.

Winston’s Wish supports children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling – the most fundamental loss they will ever face.

Will you Wish Upon a Star and help us to support bereaved children this Christmas and throughout the year?

To participate please scroll down and complete the form.

Our wish this year is to raise £15,000 with Wish Upon a Star, to help fund our vital work.
Here’s how your star donation will help to support bereaved children and their families:

£5 could pay for Winston’s Wish candles that we use in the candlelight ceremony at our day groups, helping each child to share a special memory about the person in their life who died.

£30 could fund a special memory box for 2 children attending one of our day groups, helping them to talk about and remember the person who has died.

£100 could enable us to provide 7 families with specialist publications that help them to understand childhood bereavement and offer support for a grieving child.

£500 could fund our Freephone National Helpline for one day.  Our Helpline receives calls from families and professionals seeking advice on how best to support a bereaved child.
This year, we’re offering a new opportunity for organisations to sponsor a star to cover the cost of running the Helpline for either a full or half day during the holiday season. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact: community@winstonswish.org.uk.

Complete this form to participate and donate your contribution for your stars – please reference ‘Wish Upon a Star’ in the donate message box.

Wish Upon a Star Registration Form
Please select the category that best describes how you will be taking part in wish Upon a Star
Please make a donation for your stars. Every penny we raise through our Wish Upon a Star campaign will go towards supporting bereaved children and their families this Christmas and throughout the year.
Please use the address you would like your stars posted to.
If you are planning to hold Wish Upon a Star on a particular day, we'd love to know about it!
Do you decorate a tree? Or make a wishing line? We'd love to hear your ideas!