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

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Robert’s Wish – August 2017

In August we granted a very special wish for Robert & his loved ones to enjoy a sensational weekend in London which included a West End Show, The London Eye and a cruise along the Thames. Together they experienced all the best things you possibly can in the Capital! We would like to thank Robert’s Sister Rachel for all her help arranging everything from Robert & his the family’s side of things and also she was brilliant on the wish weekend too. For this August Wish we would like to thank the following people who made the weekend extra special for Robert & his family: Paul & his 3 fantastic drivers for transporting everyone so well and in style from http://www.oakleylimos.co.uk/ All the Staff at the Fabulous Grosvenor Hotel near Victoria who were brilliant from start to finish when booking this as Wish accommodation. Special thanks to Paul the Concierge who looked after Robert & his family so well throughout their time there. http://www.guoman.com/en/london/the-grosvenor.html The Cast of The Lion King & David the Production Manager from the amazing West End Show as they went above and beyond by meeting everyone afterwards which was such a magical experience. http://www.thelionking.co.uk The booking Team & Staff on the day at the http://www.londoneye.com for all their help with this part of the Wish. The Staff who made the Cruise experience very special at http://www.bateauxlondon.com on their ‘Harmony’ boat. Our wishes truly make memories that can always be cherished & treasured xx To see more photos from Roberts Wish please see our post on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BucketListWishes/posts/1540389146022652 You can help us to grant more wishes by... read more

Caroline’s Wish – July 2017

Caroline had the most Fantastic Wish day at the end of July. For this wish we would like to say a special thanks to John at www.limo-hire-sussex-kent.co.uk for the Brilliant transportation throughout the wish. A Huge thank you to all of the Cast & Producer David of mamma-mia.com in London for everyone’s kindness in meeting Caroline & her loved ones during the interval and then finally a big thank you to the Staff at www.onealdwych.com for Fabulous afternoon tea. One of Caroline’s relatives wrote this personal Wish story & we’re thrilled she’s let us share it with all of you xx “Just before Easter, Caroline was just coming up to her 50th Birthday! She spotted a mole under her left breast. The doctors were slow to act, but said they would keep an eye on it and probably remove it in due course. She loved parties, but her 50th was something special because Dennis, her husband surprised her by renewing their wedding vows at the party. When a vicar walked in, she thought he was simply a stripper-gram Dennis had arranged………. But, it turned out that he was the vicar who had married them 24 years before. She was ecstatic! Shortly after, she went back to the doctors, because the mole was getting much worse. They went to operate, but then said it had grown too big! She was sent home. More tests. After a couple of weeks it was removed, but scans taken a few days later revealed the thing everybody dreaded, she had cancer and it had taken really serious hold and was terminal. She knew deep... read more

Susan’s Wish – June 2017

Susan’s daughter Simone helped us arrange Susan’s Wish for her. Susan wanted one last holiday away with all her loved ones & she chose to take them to stay at https://www.crealy.co.uk/. One of her experiences during her Wish week away was at https://www.facebook.com/redhousemysteries, as Susan fancied herself as a bit of a detective! Special thanks to Dani at Crealy Adventure Park, The Team at Red House Mysteries & Jane from http://www.appletaxisexeter.co.uk/ as they provided the family with transport around the area for the week & did a great job! Susan and her family had an amazing time together throughout her wish week & they made some special memories they can always cherish. It was a pleasure to organise this wish for her. xx To see more photos from Susan’s Wish please see our Facebook post:... read more

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