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

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Jason’s Wish – May 2017

Jason’s Wish was applied for by his lovely Wife Louise.Jason only had one wish he wanted to make special memories with his beloved family throughout this summer in a touring caravan. So we managed to source one quickly & get a pitch for it so he can enjoy for the rest of the season. We couldn’t have done this wish without the help of two local companies. We had fantastic help & service from Adam at http://www.ajmleisurecaravans.co.uk/ where we got the caravan from. Along with amazing help & service from Chris at http://bucklegrove.co.uk/ where we’ve pitched the caravan for Jason to enjoy. We hope Jason enjoys this summer & make treasured memories with his loved ones... read more

Donna’s Wish – April 2017

We were contacted by Donna’s Niece who asked us to arrange a final holiday for Donna to enjoy with her loved ones at a seaside destination where she use to go on family holidays as a young girl. So we planned and funded a very special weekend to Portland. All of these people were Fantastic & helped us organise really special things for Donna & her loved ones to enjoy on her Wish weekend: Suzie from www.dream-cottages.co.uk Sonia from Codfather’s Fish & Chip Shop in Portland Karen from www.islandbeautyportland.com Amanda from www.quality-time.info Lin from www.heightshotel.com Leanne from Mary’s Tearooms in Portland Mandy from www.thecovehouseinn.co.uk Sadly just a few days before her Wish Donna was admitted to her local Hospice and she wasn’t well enough to attend the Wish we had booked. So instead we arranged for Donna to have a special organised Wish afternoon with her loved ones at the Hospice. We’d like to thank the following people for helping us create a lovely Wish afternoon for Donna: For her lovely Flowers & balloons & we would like to thank Leanne from http://www.florists-southampton.com/ as these were beautiful! The amazing Afternoon Tea supplied by Sammi from http://www.socatering.co.uk/ A big thank you to Sammi for making this experience all extra special for Donna & her family xx Then finally Donna & her loved ones enjoyed some fantastic pamper treatments during her wish afternoon from Emma at http://exactmakeupart.com/ so thank you Emma as they enjoyed every moment of their treatments & was a great way to finish off the Wish afternoon. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all... read more

Debbie’s Wish – January 2017

  We were contacted by Debbie’s lovely friend Bryher who was desperate to grant a unique wish for her close friend Debbie. She told us there was only one Wish that Debbie had and it was to meet the man if her dreams Simon Gregson who plays Steve McDonald in the ITV’s soap Coronation Street. Debbie was also a Corrie Super Fan. Our challenge was set and we worked on arranging this very special wish as a surprise for Debbie. So in January Debbie & 3 of her close friends were collected by Limo and driven to the ITV Manchester Coronation Street Studios where they meet lots of the cast & crew on set and we had a personal tour from Mr Gregson himself. We followed the tour by a fantastic afternoon tea at Annie’s in Manchester which is owned by a fellow Corrie actress & her hubby. Debbie made the most amazing memories with her friends on her Wish day & these will be truly cherished. They’re so many fantastic photos from this wish on our Facebook page please follow this link to see them https://www.facebook.com/BucketListWishes/posts/1315493421845560. For Debbie’s Wish we would like to say a HUGE thank you to Jo at http://www.xtreme-limos.co.uk for providing the transport & limo driver Idris who was fantastic & looked after us so well all day. The two lovely Simon’s for helping us to arrange this Wish & for such an amazing tour on the Corrie Set on your day off. To all the Staff at Annies http://www.anniesmanchester.co.uk/ for the fantastic Afternoon tea which we can highly recommend if you’re in... read more

Vanessa’s Wish – December 2016

We were contacted by Vanessa’s Daughter who told us that her Mum was a life long Fan of Rod Stewart. She loved everything about him & most of all was a huge fan of his Music. Would we be able to help her make her Mum’s single wish to Meet Rod & see him perform live one last time. We knew this would be a challenging wish to try and arrange. However after many voluntary hours & help from a lovely lady called Alex & Mrs Stewart we organised a very unique Wish for Vanessa at the beginning of December. Every moment from this Wish Day was magical & truly amazing! We would like to say a huge thank you to Alex, Mrs Stewart & Rod’s Team for all of their help throughout this Wish. Special thanks to Anna at www.scotlandshop.com for her help with our special Royal Stewart Tartan order. Thank you to Peter our Limo Driver who was fantastic on the day booked through www.carsforstars.co.uk If you’d like to see more photos from this amazing wish day please follow our link... read more

Colin’s Wish – November 2016

We had an application for Colin to have a Wish from his Sister Tina who told us about his love of animals particular big cats. His number one wish was to go to the Zoo with his family. So we planned a very special wish day for Colin to enjoy at Marwell Zoo. They travelled in executive cars to and from the Zoo. We would like to say a special thank you to www.swchauffeuring.co.uk for helping us with transport providing two cars & two lovely chaperones for this Wish day. Ian & Brian you are true gents! We would also like to say a big thank you to the staff at www.marwell.org.uk for all their help & kindness with organising this wish so Colin’s day was one he & his family would always treasure. To see more photos from Colin’s Wish please just follow this link... read more

Amber’s Wish – November 2016

After receiving a terminal diagnosis Amber just had one single Wish which was to marry Callum as he had been there for her throughout her cancer journey.   So in just 3 weeks we helped to plan & fund a truly magical Wedding day!  On the wedding day itself it was a really bright & sunny day.   Amber got ready with her Bridesmaids & Page Boys at The Town Country Lodge in Bristol.  She looked beautiful!  A lovely & emotional church ceremony was then held at St Peters Church in Bishopsworth.  Their reception was then held at The Arnos Manor Hotel also in Bristol. This wish not only made Amber’s dream come true but it made some very special memories for all of those loved ones that attended to cherish forever. For this Wish we would like to say a big thank you to the following Suppliers for supporting it – all of them we booked directly to help us: Reception Venue: Tayler & the staff at www.arnosmanorhotel.co.uk Getting ready Room Hire: www.tclodge.co.uk Limos: Kristian at www.thelimopeople.co.uk Dresses: Nicky at www.aclassbrides.co.uk Bridal Underwear: www.perfectfit.uk.com Suits: Dominic at www.theoriginalmobilemenswear.com Bespoke Wedding Rings: Anastasia Stanford – A Goldsmith from Ascot Videographer: Holly at www.greenkiwiproductions.com Magician: Grant Maidment at www.thebathmagician.co.uk Acoustic duo Band: The Pentland Brothers – Jack & Spencer Kids Entertainment: Lucy from www.lollylollipop.co.uk & Face Painting www.beepainted.co.uk Table Decorations: Suzie at www.eventsforu.co.uk Wedding Welcome & Order of Events boards: Lynsey at www.facebook.com/TwoLittleBirdsPrints Easel Hire: Zoe at www.prettypiecesperfectdays.co.uk Thank you gifts: Cleo at www.gettingpersonal.co.uk This was a huge Wedding & Amber’s Family/Friends were so supportive really pulling together to help with lots of... read more

Anita’s Wish – September 2016

Anita contacted us with her Wish List this summer, she was actually already working through her own bucket list. She had a variety of options on her list, together we created a special unique wish that she would really enjoy. Anita’s wish was granted at the beginning of September, we collected her and her family from her home by Limo and took them to Warwick Castle. Over two days they enjoyed a VIP experience together which included a one nights stay in a Knights Lodge, a one nights stay in the Castle Tower suite, a nights banqueting meal experience, a VIP birds of prey experience and a VIP dungeon tour. It was a jam pack two days but they thoroughly enjoyed it and made some treasured memories which can always be cherished. Special Thanks to Ellis from Warwick Castle who helped us build this special wish and also Paul from Oakley Limo’s in Basingstoke as they provided the transport to and from the wish. To see more photos from Anita’s Wish experience please see our FaceBook page link below.... read more

Steven’s Wish – April 2016

We spoke to Steven at the beginning of the year regarding his Bucket List application. Lots of the things on his list we’re actually about things he could do with his lovely wife Joanne. So we got in touch with Joanne to find out a little more about Steven’s passions & interests. With all the information Joanne kindly gave us we built a very special and unique wish for Steven to enjoy over two days and surprised him with all our wish plans once everything was booked. Steven’s Wish experience was in April and started with him & his Wife being whisked up to Liverpool in a Ranger Rover where they enjoyed a 2 night stay at the Titanic Hotel. The Following day Steven was collected from the Hotel to enjoy his Wish Day which was a VIP track experience, VIP lunch and VIP one to one tour at Halewood Land Rover. For this wish we would like to say a special thanks to Chris & the drivers from Harwood Group Basingstoke Land Rover for safely transporting Steven & his Wife to and from Liverpool. Thank you to Roz, Mal and the Team at Halewood Land Rover for making Steven’s Wish day even better than we had hoped or planned. It was an absolute pleasure arranging every part of this wish with them and he thoroughly enjoyed every single moment. Finally special thanks to Sarah from reservations and all the staff at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool who made the two day stay for Steven & his Wife so special. Nothing was too much trouble during their visit and... read more

Pauline’s Wish – February 2016

In November we received a Bucket List submission direct from our website for 32 year old Pauline from her close friend Carolyn. From her list it was obvious to us that Pauline loved Films and TV, in fact we were told she had even been an extra in the Angel & Demons TV series. So we organised a special day for Pauline to enjoy in London based on her love of TV & filming including her favourite TV shows. On the 10th of February it was Pauline’s Wish Day, we had her collected first thing by her personal Chauffeur Ian from http://www.swchauffeuring.co.uk/ who looked after her all day so she felt like a superstar! She was taken from home straight to the ITV Studios where she got to go backstage and see behind the scene of the ‘Loose Women’ set followed by watching the show filmed LIVE as a front row audience member. The special guest on the show was Mark Wright who Pauline was a huge Fan of & she was thrilled to be so close to him! After the show she got to meet 3 Loose Ladies – Coleen, June & Jamelia who were all absolutely lovely! They kindly gave Pauline some beautiful flowers and some Loose Women goodies for her to cherish. Pauline then enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Mondrian at Sea Containers London Hotel. The food & service was FANTASTIC throughout the whole lunch and Pauline even had two puddings! Pauline was then whisked home after an amazing Wish day that she thoroughly enjoyed. For this Wish we would like to thank Martin & Alex... read more

Winifred’s Wish – October 2015

In September we were contacted by Winifred’s Daughter Barbara & Granddaughter Tracey to do a Surprise Wish for Winifred as she had just months to live. Winifred wanted to go on Holiday with all of her close family to make some lasting memories together as well as visiting a place that was special to her & her Husband for one last time. So we made all of the arrangements to send her and 14 of her loved ones to a Haven Holiday Park to stay in two prestige caravans near the Beach and Winifred’s special place for a weeks Holiday. We also provided fuel costs & food vouchers towards their trip. We then gave Winifred a surprise visit by going to her home to tell her what we had booked for her and her family to enjoy together with her family. She was delighted with the news of her wish coming true. So three week later all 15 of them set of for their Wish Holiday and they had a Fantastic time and sent us some photos of everyone enjoying Winifred’s Wish. More photos can be viewed on our Facebook Page of this wish https://www.facebook.com/BucketListWishes/posts/965322806862625 We also received a Thank you Poem from Tracey to say thank you to us for granting a Wish for her very special Nan please follow this link to read these lovely words these lovely words... read more