I cannot thank Purple Heart Wishes enough for arranging for me and my family, to go on a trip to Port Lympne Safari Park.
We had the most amazing time. The charity was very kind in providing us with the experience of a life time, we got to make memories and enjoy a fantastic day as a family.
They organised everything for us, we didn’t need to worry about a thing, and also arranged for us to have lovely lunch.
This really is an amazing charity
Thank you so much
Thank you Purple Heart Wishes for giving our family the opportunity of a lifetime.
We had the best time at Legoland and enjoyed lots of the rides.
The Lego themed hotel was amazing. It was absolutely brilliant being able to spend time together as a family.
Thank you - to all of you, we are so grateful
Adam (husband to Lori)
We have been back from our weekend in Padstow for a few days now and we haven’t stopped smiling.
Purple Heart Wishes arranged absolutely everything for us making it an effortless trip. Padstow Lodge where we stayed (thanks to Paul & Nicky the lodge owners) was incredible, looking over the rolling hills above Padstow. We went on lovely walks, skimmed stones on the beach, and crabbing in the harbour.
We also had the most wonderful surprise waiting for us on our return from a walk, a gorgeous hamper containing award winning afternoon cream tea and other lovely treats from Liz & David, at the Teacup Tearooms, Mevagissey.
We have made some amazing memories that will be treasured forever! The trip has given Paul the strength to start his 12th round of chemo and we cannot thank Purple Heart Wishes enough for this wonderful wish.
I just wanted to say a massive thankyou to everyone at Purple Heart Wishes that made our trip to Legoland possible. We all had an amazing time and my youngest boy said it was the 'best day of his life’
It was so nice to get away from the worries and stress we face each day and just have some family time and make loads of fun memories.
Thanks so much from all of us.
Nikki and family
Thank you so much to Purple Heart Wishes for granting a very special wish for a very special young person. I had the greatest privilege of meeting V, aged 21, in my role as Social Worker for Young Lives vs Cancer, Children's Cancer Charity. V had an incurable cancer diagnosis. I knew that she was palliative when I met her and so the purpose of my role was to help her make memories.
Whilst V lived in the hope that she would get better, she understood the severity of her situation and wanted to show her parents and siblings, how much they meant to her. She wanted more than anything to have a surprise party for them to say 'thank you' because, she said, without their support she wouldn't have got through everything that she had.
Determined to keep it a secret from her family, she enlisted my help. V dreamed big! She wanted a celebrity chef to come to the home and cook a 3-course meal, we were lucky enough to secure celebrity chef Ryan Riley. For entertainment, she wanted a Murder Mystery theme complete with actor support and Murder, Mystery and Mayhem did not fail to deliver. Hair and make-up for her mum (whom she said must be made to feel special on the day), presents, decorations and more! And I wanted to deliver on all!
The biggest issue I was faced with was how to get it done. Once a young person reaches over 18, the treats and wishes available to them drastically reduce, so charities like Purple Heart Wishes are worth more than their weight in gold! I approached the charity to see what they could do. Not only did the charity deliver but they went above and beyond, delivering V the day she had envisioned but also in walking beside me through the highs and the lows as I watched V slowly deteriorate, hoping she would be well enough to enjoy the day that was giving her so much fight and focus.
After weeks of secretly planning, the day arrived! The party went ahead as planned and was a success. None of us realised at the time that it would be the last meal the family would have together. Sadly, a short time after V passed away.
The wish granted by Purple Heart Wishes not only created memories that the family will treasure forever but it was a final act of love from V to her family, helping them to fully understand just how much each of them meant to her.
Testimonial on behalf of Miroslava (wishee) from her Husband:
Further to our recent holiday at Tattersall Lakes, I wanted to let you know that both of our girls (Natalia & Nicole) were very happy and had been counting down the days with such excitement. leading up to our break away.
We haven’t had a holiday in a very long time. The girls have experienced so much in their lives, worrying about their Mum (Miroslava) who in the last couple of years has been fighting for her life and continues her battle. Although it was Miroslava’s wish, all she wanted was for her daughters to be happy and to create wonderful memories, this has been achieved with this lovely break away.
Thankyou Purple Heart Wishes and all the people who donated towards our holiday. Your kindness is so appreciated. You all contributed to a beautiful memory the girls will keep it in their hearts and minds forever.
Following on from Mum (Gwynie Vincent) receiving a diagnosis of MND, Purple Heart Wishes have worked tirelessly to grant Mum a special wish, they sorted everything out down to the finest detail! Unfortunately, due to the fast progression of the disease and a sudden admission to hospital, the original wish that had been planned had to be cancelled, but Purple Heart Wishes stayed in touch with us until Mum was back home and well enough for a new and different wish to be granted.
Nothing was too much trouble for them, they continuously checked to ensure they understood Mum's needs and wants, and executed it to perfection. Thank you so much to Team Purple Heart, from the bottom of our hearts for making Mum feel so special and loved. We will be forever grateful.
Purple Heart Wishes supported our family with a break to one of the Welsh Haven Park Holiday sites. Purple Heart Wishes, wish granting team, dealt with everything for us.
They booked everything all we had to do was just turn up! They couldn’t have been more helpful and we are very grateful for everything they did.
The break itself was exactly what we needed. The caravan was perfect for us; it was in a beautiful setting, serene and tranquil, it was what we needed as a family. We spent time together, we were able to relax and we have come away with some very special memories.
Purple Heart Wishes have given us a wonderful gift. The gift of time away somewhere that doesn’t have a million connections and memories of cancer and the awful things it does to your family.
We had the most amazing weekend in Devon and Purple heart Wishes were so incredibly kind to find something that worked for all of us…not easy when you have a 15 year old and a 4 year old to entertain!
I can’t thank enough Purple Heart Wishes and those who have donated for this wonderful wish x
I contacted Purple Heart wishes to help with fulfilling a wish for my best friend. They contacted me back within 24 hours. The team at Purple Heart Wishes were absolutely amazing. Due to circumstances beyond our control and time frames we had one wish which was proving extremely difficult to grant.
Purple Heart Wishes did not give up and they managed to grant a secondary wish. The team are worth their weight in gold. I will never ever forget what they have done to make my friends dream come true. I will continue to support this charity going forward. I want to thank everyone at Purple Heart Wishes from the bottom of my heart for being so caring to the whole family during the most difficult and heart breaking of times.
Thank you for all you have done and your continued support and care. Sending love to all of you and you should be very very proud of the work you do.
Never met angels before but I believe that's what your team are.
A team of angels. Thank you so so much.