Wish Holidays


With support from the local community, The Pied Piper Appeal sends children with life-limiting illnesses and their families on memory making Wish Holidays.

Holiday wishes for children
with life-limiting illnesses

In April 2015, Cloud 9 officially merged with The Pied Piper Appeal. All funds that were raised through Cloud 9 have been set aside purely for holidays for children and their families and over the last 4 years, special, well-deserved holidays for seriously ill children in Gloucestershire have been organised by The Pied Piper Appeal. Moving forward, The Pied Piper Appeal will continue to fundraise for this great cause, which brings a much-deserved break for the children and their carers.

Holidays that help

Many of the children that we help have spent long periods of time in hospital and undergone painful treatments. Some have had to endure an extensive regime of medications and therapies on a daily basis that has denied them the freedom of a trouble-free childhood, which we all take for granted.

We provide these children and their families with a once in a lifetime trip, in the hope that they can experience the joys of childhood, and respite from their life-limiting illness.

Meet Our Ambassador

Charlie Denman received a Wish Holiday from the Pied Piper Appeal in 2017 and went to the CPISRA World Championship & 21st RaceRunners Camp & Open Cup. Last year she became our Wish Holiday Amabassador and we are very excited to have her on board.

'My Pied Piper Appeal Wish Holiday allowed me to travel and compete in another country. I had such a fantastic time meeting lots of new friends and seeing the sights of Copenhagen. I could also take my mum and we had such a lovely time together, doing something we would never normally be able to do.
With the times I set in Copenhagen, I gained selection to represent England at the CPIRSA World Games in Barcelona, without the Pied Piper Appeals gift I would never have been able to compete or become a World Champion at the World Games.
I’m so proud to be Wish ambassador for the Pied Piper Appeal, it really is such an honour. I really want to promote the cause so we can have more applications from families who really need a break. The Pied Piper Appeal really make the process so easy for families and they ensure that they feel supported every step of the way. I honestly can’t thank them enough for all the support they have shown us.'

Do you wish to be considered?

Please complete an application form, with as much information as you can to help the Trustees make their decision. Please read the guidelines to ensure that your child is eligible before filling out an application.