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Dear Supporter,


Three Wishes Charity is the registered charity of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Hospitals (Registered Charity No. 1048659).  The charity raises funds through the generosity of supporters and the general public to purchase equipment and services to improve the patient environment and experience whilst receiving treatment – as an inpatient or an outpatient.  As a charity we have been working hard over the past twelve months and have seen the amazing fruition of what can be achieved with charitable funds to support local patients.  The new charity funded Cardiac Catheter discharge lounge opened in January and provides care for cardiac patients who have undergone diagnostic angiograms and interventional cardiac procedures offers a bespoke area for the patients to have an enhanced recovery in a quiet and relaxed environment.  A vast range of equipment including scales for community midwives, ‘WILF’ an advanced training mannequin and new incubators have also been purchased to improve care on the wards and in the community.


As an NHS Charity, there is a huge opportunity to do more for our patients, but we need the help and support of the general public.  As well as ongoing fundraising for all areas of our hospitals, we have some specifics projects that Three Wishes are currently fundraising for.  These include the development of a Teenzone on Rainbow Ward – this will create a bespoke area for teenage patients, where they can get away from the noise of the busy children’s ward and have some time out, relax, listen to music and chat to each other.  We are also raising funds to purchase comfort items to support our patients with dementia.  These can be very simple items that help to reduce anxiety and distress people can feel in an unfamiliar environment like a hospital.  Our Cancer Care Centre at Wigan Infirmary does an amazing job but needs to expand to meet the growing needs of cancer patients in the Wigan area.  Our planned extension will mean less patients from Wigan having to travel to The Christie for their treatment.


The costs for such projects are always staggering, but we believe that our patients deserve these services.  This is why partnering with the Wigan Christmas Dash is so important to us and brings an opportunity for the community of Wigan to come along and support their local NHS.  Our hospitals are at the heart of the community of Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh, and are there to serve, support and treat us all whenever we need it.  Taking part in the Christmas Dash and raising funds for Three Wishes is a perfect way to give something back.  No matter how big or how small, every donation makes a difference to the care and treatment of local people. Please consider raising funds for Three Wishes Charity, and together we can do more for our patients.


To set up your fundraising page please follow the link below and make sure you tell us which project or area of the hospital you would like your money to go to;


For information on the funds within Three Wishes charity please click on the link to our website;


If you would like any support please contact


Janet Pennington, Fundraising Manager on 01942 773768 or email

Please also complete the Gift Aid element, and encourage all your sponsors to do so too – this increases your donation by a massive 25%!


We really do appreciate your time, efforts and commitments and the generosity of all your supporters.

Thank you for helping us.

Yours sincerely,

Janet Pennington

Fundraising Manager, Three Wishes Charity

Finance Department

T:   01942 77 3768




Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Suite 2, Buckingham Row

Brick Kiln Lane

Wigan, WN1 1XX


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