Latest News: Poppy's wish

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.

Around 63,000 children in the UK are eligible for wish because they are facing critical illness.

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
Wishes have the power to rescue the magic of childhood and provide an invaluable lifeline to escape the relentless challenges and gruelling reality of life defined by their illness. 
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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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