Introducing our Charity of the Year – When You Wish Upon a Star
When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life-threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White OBE who was so inspired by a seriously ill four-year-old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children. Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990 we have proudly granted over 18,000 Wishes across the UK.
The Toy Library
Mellors Group, in partnership with The Toy Library charity, gift 200 local kids a day of unforgettable memories at Fantasy Island.
Speaking of the charitable day out, James Mellors Senior, Owner of Mellors Group, said: “As our annual Nottingham Beach event was sadly cancelled last month, it was great to bring residents from the area to the seaside.
“As a family-run entertainment company, our biggest motivator is bringing happiness to children’s faces and providing them with amazing memories, but we understand this isn’t easy for families from less fortunate areas, so we wanted to gift them with a special day.
“I was honoured to meet all the visitors before they departed to Fantasy Island, and I personally stocked the coaches up with treats to make the journey even more enjoyable!”
Action for Young Carers
Our UK theme park Fantasy Island, donated 60 ride wristbands to young people who provide unpaid ongoing care for family members. This donation permitted families to experience a magical a day out with free access to the parks rides and attractions as well as a meal and refreshments.
Our UK theme park also held a charity day for families living with the effects of childhood cancer and donated over 140 ride tickets to PASIC.
PASIC is the East Midlands charity that provides emotional, social, and practical support to the families of young people affected by childhood cancer.