Registered Charity No. 1171534 | 01285 671544

7 Berkeley Close | South Cerney | Cirencester | Gloucestershire | GL7 5UN

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Purple Heart Wishes was founded in memory of Lyndsey Roughton, who was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour in November 2009 and sadly passed away in February 2014.

The charity name derived from the ‘Purple Heart Medal’ given to brave American soldiers who have been wounded or killed whilst serving their country.

It was Lyndsey’s steely determination and bravery that the family decided that the name of ‘Purple Heart’ was befitting of a brave person, their soldier.


When a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, there never seems to be enough time or money in the world to achieve any of the individuals’ wishes. Family and friends will go out of their way to make every moment they have left as memorable as possible.

We want to help with that, by granting a wish for people experiencing something awful in the prime of their lives. All we hope is that we can help make something special happen by granting them a wish.

All you have to do is complete the simple application form with your details and any accompanying adult. You will have to ask a medical professional to also complete a section for us: ie: nurse, GP, registrar or consultant who is familiar with your condition.