Wish Upon a Star

The festive season is a time to gather the family together, filled with anticipation and fun for children. Unfortunately, for many of the families we support, it is a time of great sadness, when they feel the loss of their loved one even more acutely. By participating in our winter Wish Upon a Star Campaign, you can help us give hope to these grieving children. 

From donating the funds raised from your school or company’s non-uniform day to organising a star bake-sale, or decorating Winston’s Wish stars to hang on your tree, there are many ways you can show your support for the work we do to help families get through this difficult time of year. 

Here's how you can participate

Jolly Jumper Day

Add some sparkle to your Christmas Jumper and be a star for Winston’s Wish!  Get creative and make your outfit as stellar as possible. 

Download our printable Jolly Jumper Day poster, customise it in the editable fields and post it around your school or office to advertise your Jumper day.

Star Bake Sale

Get those star cookie cutters out of the drawer and shoot for the stars with the decorations on your mince pies, cookies and biscuits. 

Download our printable Star Bake Sale poster, customise it in the editable fields and post around your school, office or community to advertise when and where your bake sale will take place. 

Winston’s Wish Star

Decorate a Winton’s Wish star, include a special wish and hang it on your tree or create a starry sky-scape.

Download our printable Decorate a Star poster, customise it in the editable fields and post around your school, office or community.

To save on postage, we have created a printable star cutout template.  You may download the template here and print your own stars to decorate.  Alternatively, if you would like stars that are on cardstock, please request them on the sign-up sheet below and we will post them to you.

Reach for the Stars

Create your own event!  If you have another idea for an activity that could contribute to our campaign, dream big and go for it.  Donate the funds from your Christmas Fayre, host a Starry Night dance, bucket collections at Christmas assemblies – the possibilities are limitless.

We’ve created poster templates for you to download and customise by filling in the editable fields.  Print and post your flyers all around your school, office or community to advertise when and where your activity will take place.

Downloadable Resources

Jolly Jumper Day

Winston's Wish Star

Hold a Star Bake Sale

Reach for the Stars

If you are decorating Winston’s Wish stars, we’ve created a printable star cutout template to help us save on postage. You may download the template here and print your own stars. Alternatively, if you would like stars that are on cardstock, please request them on the sign-up sheet below and we will post them to you.

Sign up

If doing a bake sale or other event where this is not applicable, put N/A

New this year! Is your school in the Gloucestershire or Brighton and Hove regions? Would you like to receive a short visit from our mascot, Winston Bear, to your school in December? Contact community@winstonswish.org to discuss availability.