Wish stories – here are some stories about the wishes we have granted so far:

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Kelly’s Wish – July 2018

Kelly is a big fan of giraffes and she had read about our previous wishes we had granted at Port Lympne Zoo in Kent. So we sent Kelly and her loved ones to stay in Giraffe Cottage. There they enjoyed a private Chef experience and having a ranger who took them on a AAA safari which included a personal encounter to feed the giraffes & rhinos. For this Wish we would like to thank John from www.limo-hire-sussex-kent.co.uk who is one of our lovely regular Wish Limo drivers for taking Kelly & her family to and from their Wish. Thank you to the Staff at https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne for making Kelly’s Wish special and so enjoyable. They truly made some magical family memories together which they can always treasure. To see more photos from Kelly Wish please see our Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/533553773372866/posts/1900403496687880/... read more

Susie’s Wish – June 2018

In June we granted an urgent Wish for Susie. We took the Wish to the Hospice for her & her loved ones to enjoy together. For Susie’s Wish we would like to thank the brilliant staff at www.thameshospice.org.uk for allowing us to use The Sanctuary room to host her Wish. A huge thank you to Sammie from www.harveyskitchen.co.uk based in Bracknell for providing a fantastic & delicious Prosecco Afternoon Tea for everyone to enjoy. Special thanks also to the Team at www.martyncrossley.co.uk a local florist in Windsor for delivering Susie’s beautiful flowers and balloons for us on the day. Finally a special thank you to Tasmin for all her help with Susie’s Wish as we couldn’t have arranged it so quickly without her. We know everyone thoroughly enjoyed this Wish and it made some special memories for Susie & her loved ones to truly cherish. To see more photos from Susie’s Wish please see our Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/533553773372866/posts/1843454052382825... read more

Kevin’s Wish – June 2018

In June we granted a spectacular Wish for Kevin & his loved ones to enjoy together. Kevin’s lovely Wife contacted us 3 months ago to grant this Wish for Kevin and after hours of super hard work and some last minute extraordinary help from Richard & Yasmin we did it!! Kevin’s and his family were pick up by a Limo and taken to a special Hotel in Surrey. They had some professional photos taken outside the hotel and our Charity Founder Gini collected them & took them to Hampton Court Palace. This is where Kevin meet his Hero & the musical LEGEND ‘Lionel Richie’ and they all watched his amazing live concert. This Wish was absolutely incredible and we’re so thrilled we could create this magical memory which can always be cherished. For Kevin’s Wish we would like to say a HUGE thank you to the following: Limo Transport – www.fivestartraveluk.co.uk their Driver Bobby was fantastic. Accommodation – www.lensbury.com James & The Team were amazing throughout this Wish from the booking to throughly looking after Kevin & his family in VIP style. Special thanks to Richard & Yasmin who we’re both amazing & this Wish wouldn’t have been possible without either of them. Finally a massive thank you to Lionel Richie & his brilliant Team for their time, help and kindness xx Photo credit – Lionel Richie’s Official Photographer. For lots more photos from Kevin’s Wish please see our Facebook... read more

Jilly’s Wish – June 2018

At the beginning of June we granted a special Spooky London Wish for Jilly to enjoy with her Husband. Here’s what Jilly says about her Wish…….. “I just wanted to say again how very much we enjoyed our stay at The Langham in London, we even heard a woman’s voice and early hour of morning heard a man groan in my ear!! The Ghost bus tour was very entertaining interesting and is highly recommend it!! I have attached some pics. Thanks again” from Jilly xx For Jilly’s Wish we would like to say a big thank you to our lovely regular Wish driver Paul from www.oakleylimos.co.uk for providing fabulous transport for this Wish. A special thank you to the Team at the www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/london for fantastic spooky accommodation in room 333 and looking after both of them fantastically throughout their stay. They enjoyed a lovely dinner & afternoon tea during their stay at the Hotel. Finally a HUGE thank you to Barnaby at www.theghostbustours.com for all his efforts in making the London Ghost Bus Tour experience extra special for Jilly. Our wishes make such special memories that can be cherished forever. For more photos from Jilly’s Wish please see our Facebook Post https://www.facebook.com/533553773372866/posts/1816889818372582/... read more

Jo’s Wish – May 2018

We’ve just received some lovely photos & kind words from Jo about her Wish we granted in May. “Hi Gini and The Team, I cannot put into words how special my Wish was to Port Lympne last week, from the time I was led to the surprise Limo with the lovely John as our driver to the whole magical experience at the safari park. Everyone was so caring and helpful, the cottage was out of this world and I can’t believe we had our own chef. We made every minute count, we dressed to impress in animal onsies and safari outfits, it was the most amazing two days. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a lovely wish for myself and my loved ones. We took amazing photos for memories and it something we will never forget. Thank you xxxx Love Jo xxxx” For Jo’s Wish we would like to say a big thank you to John one of our regularly brilliant Wish driver from https://sites.google.com/view/limohiresussexkent A huge thank you to the Team at https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne for making this Wish extremely special for Jo & her loved ones xx You can see lots more photos from Jo’s Wish on our Facebook post... read more

Steph’s Wish – April 2018

Steph had the best time on her Wish in April. Thank you for sending us these kind words about your Wish. ‘What an amazing day and night we had, some wonderful memories were made. From start to finish it was fantastic. Paul our driver was so nice and made our journey to London very comfortable. The hotel and view of the London eye was amazing! The surprise of going backstage at the lion king was truly magical, cast and costumes were fantastic. We would like to thank everybody who made this possible for us. It was truly something to remember forever’ xx For Steph’s Wish we would like to say a HUGE thank you to: Paul from www.oakleylimos.co.uk for fantastic transport, he’s one of our regular Wish drivers and always makes everyone feel special during their Wish. To All the Brilliant Staff at https://www.guoman.com/en/london/the-royal-horseguards.html Hotel for the outstanding accommodation, dinner & breakfast enjoyed on Steph’s Wish. Then finally a BIG thank you to David & all of the amazing Cast & Crew at the truly spectacular Musical www.thelionking.co.uk for meeting our Wish Lady and making her experience even more magical. Our wishes allow amazing memories to be made and these will always be cherished xx To see more photos from Steph’s Wish please see our Facebook... read more

Pauline’s Wish – March 2018

In March we arranged for Pauline to have a special Wish day but unfortunately she was taken into her local Hospice just days before her Wish should have happened. Pauline was meant to have a grandchildren’s day as her chosen Wish as she wanted to make memories with them. She wanted to take them to the Cinema to see Peter Rabbit. We’d booked for them to travel by Limo and then when they got home she would watch them build their Lego sets. For the original Wish we’d arranged for Pauline to enjoy with her loved ones we would like to say thank you to Paul at www.oakleylimos.co.uk Special thanks to the Lego Team at https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/ for helping us. Finally thank you to Jack & the Team at www.myvue.com/cinema/basingstoke-festival-place for all their fantastic help in arranging a special Wish experience. Pauline sadly lost her battle a few days later... read more

Sue’s Wish – April 2018

In April we granting a special Wish for Sue. She had the best time on her Wish which she enjoyed with her lovely friends. Special thanks to George, Victoria & the Fabulous Team at www.southampton-harbour-hotel.co.uk for hosting a very special champagne afternoon tea. Huge thanks as always to Paul from www.oakleylimos.co.uk for transporting everyone on the Wish. Thank you also to www.florists-southampton.com for Sue’s beautiful flowers from us for her Wish xx Our wishes truly make special memories for many people to treasure xx To see more photos from Sue’s Wish please see our Facebook post... read more

Tony’s Wish – April 2018

Over the Easter weekend we granted a lovely Wish for Tony and his loved ones to enjoy together. Tony is a huge train fan so he spent a fabulous day on the Bluebell Railway and enjoyed a special dining experience and spectacular views from his Ashdown Carriage. For his Wish we would like to say a big thank you to Lee at www.skinners.travel for transporting Tony & all his family to and from his Wish safely. Huge thank you to the Staff at www.bluebell-railway.co.uk for helping arrange this special Wish. Our wishes make treasured lasting memories for many for more photos from Tony’s Wish please see our post on... read more

Vicki’s Wish – March 2018

What better way to tell you about Vicki’s Wish which we granted this week then for her to tell you herself. Big thank you to all the Team at https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne for looking after Vicki & her loved ones throughout her Wish. ‘Just got home from the most amazing break at Port Lympne wildlife safari park which was granted to me and my loved ones by your Fabulous Charity. From the very start of my application, Gini and her team have been great going the extra mile to make my wish so special – creating fabulous memories for me and my family and for this I am eternally grateful. On our first night we stayed in deer lodge with views of the Kent coastline and the beautiful reserve with a watering hole right outside our front door, which was frequently visited by deer, bison, camels, zebras etc. The next night we stayed in the beautiful Giraffe Cottage where we had our own personal chef cooking us a delicious 3 course meal and returning the next day cooking us a big fat breakfast, with our bellies full we were taken on a vip safari tour where we saw many endangered animals up close and personal – highlight of the trip was our vip giraffe experience feeding and stroking these magnificent animals. A special thanks goes to David and Alex, our tour guides, who were so knowledgable and helpful, going that extra mile to make this a special experience for us. Also Alex our personal chef who kept us well fed with delicious food. Thank you so so much for my wish... read more