Morrisons Teams Up With Make-A-Wish For Surprise Deliveries

Surprise goodie bags are being delivered to seriously ill children and young people who are waiting for their wishes to be granted because of the coronavirus, thanks to the supermarket Morrisons and the children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK

The bags of treats are being dropped on the doorsteps of close to 2000 homes in England, Wales and mainland Scotland, where children’s wishes are on hold because of social isolation – an experience many of them have already been through because of their medical condition.

The charity’s child-led STARboard – a panel of newly-recruited former wish children – has suggested what the boxes could contain with snacks, puzzle books and magazines all featuring as well as a postcard message from Morrisons and Make-A-Wish.

Morrisons’ Community Champions are making up the packs which will vary depending on the age of the child and the availability of products in their store.

Make-A-Wish Chief Executive Jason Suckley said: “We know how important it is for the families we support to have something positive on the horizon to look forward to and it’s heart-breaking for us that we can’t provide that right now in the shape of their wish. To be able to bring a smile to their faces thanks to Morrisons’ generosity is absolutely fantastic!”

Joseph Clark-Bland, Charity & Community Specialist at Morrisons, said: “When we heard about the children whose wishes are waiting we knew we wanted to try to bring a smile to their faces.  Our Community Champions jumped at the chance to help.”

Every day, the lives of 15 families in the UK are changed forever when their child is diagnosed with a serious illness. Medical appointments become the utmost priority with the innocence of childhood and simple family pleasures taking a backseat. To find out more about how wishes can help, visit or follow the charity on social media via the hashtag #WishesAreWaiting @makeawishuk  

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Source: Make-A-Wish UK

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