Latest News Art of Wishes Gala 2023: Art of Wishes Gala 2023 on 9th October at Raffles London at The OWO

Uniting the art world
to help children with
critical illnesses

We are a charitable initiative that brings the art world together to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Over 60,000 children in the UK suffer from life-threatening medical conditions 

For many, this means an endless round of hospital visits and operations, bringing uncertainty not only to them but their families and loved ones. The granting of a wish helps alleviate some of this anxiety and in some cases, it can actually aid recovery. Research has shown that when a child sees the seemingly impossible happen, it makes them believe they can do the same.

Do Ho Suh, Family Cuddle 2019
wish revives childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones and leaves profound and lasting impact on all their lives.
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Batia Ofer, Art of Wishes founder
Batia Ofer founded Art of Wishes in 2017 with the sole purpose of raising money for Make-A-Wish UK, the charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. It is supported by many internationally-known artists, including Tracey Emin, Jenny Saville and Georg Baselitz, all of whom have donated works for auction in the past.

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Funds raised

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News Events

  • Art of Wishes Gala 2023
    The fourth Art of Wishes Gala took place on 9th October 2023. It was one of the first events to be hosted at the spectacular new Raffles Hotel London at The OWO. This historical landmark was the perfect setting for such an incredible evening where some of today’s most recognised artists, gallerists and celebrity talent gathered. The event raised an incredible £2.6m for Make-A-Wish UK, enough to fund over a 1000 wishes.
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  • Art of Wishes /MATCHESFASHION charity lunch
    The Art of Wishes/MATCHESFASHION charity lunch took place at Wild by Tart, Belgravia, on Monday October 11. The prize draw and silent auction raised over £175,000 for Make A Wish UK.
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