When You Wish Upon A Star

The Santa Fun Runs 2016

Our fundraising Santa’s will run, jog or walk around one of our specially selected, historic and scenic locations. Whether you want to challenge yourself and complete a 2.5km circuit or push your fundraising further to complete one of our 5km routes, this event is a great way to enjoy time with friends and family, whilst raising money for When You Wish Upon a Star. What’s more, you don’t have to be a runner to take part; it’s all just a bit of FUN!

Please join us at our Santa Fun Runs and help grant the Wishes of many brave and courageous children living with a life threatening illness.

Meeting Santa

Each December, When You Wish Upon a Star takes hundreds of seriously ill children to Lapland to meet Santa. Their magical adventure includes spending time in the ‘Enchanted Forest’, jumping on sledges pulled by huskies and rides down the hillsides on a toboggan; until it’s time to meet Santa.

In anticipation for this very important meeting, the excitement among the children builds. This is an emotional time for all as each child’s eyes light up as Santa appears.  Each year he takes his place and the children follow, ready to share their special wish, their hopes and their dreams. These trips allow the children to swap hospital beds for sleigh rides, to spend quality time with their families making magical memories which will last forever.

Your Generosity and Support

When You Wish Upon a Star relies purely on the generosity and support we receive through donation and fundraising events, it is only with your support that we are able to grant every single magical Wish.

The Santa Run