Amanda Hootman


Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. The charity was founded in the UK in 1986 and since then we have granted over 8,600 magical wishes to children and young people aged between three and seventeen years old. There are over 20,000 children in the UK living with a life-threatening condition, and we believe that every one of them deserves to experience the magic of a Make-A-Wish wish. This year, around 1,100 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their special wish granted. Our wishes are truly magical. A small and dedicated team of professional wishgranters works alongside hundreds of volunteers to turn our children’s wishes into reality. Whether a wish is to be a princess or a train driver for the day, own the latest TV or computer equipment, meet a favourite celebrity or just enjoy some special time away from home with their family, a wish come true brings so much to a child’s life and provides memories that last a lifetime for the whole family. Make-A-Wish needs to raise over £7 million per year in order to continue granting these magical wishes. We receive no government funding or lottery grants, relying on the generous donations of the public - and that’s why, for our charity, every donation really counts.
Starlight grants magical wishes to seriously and terminally ill children who are afraid and in pain, and is the only charity providing entertainment, fun and laughter to half a million children in every hospital and hospice throughout the UK.
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I'm Running Disney!

Amanda Hootman

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Hey! Amanda Hootman here!

On 12 January 2014 I am running my first ever long distance run: The Walt Disney World Marathon Presented by Cigna!! For this exciting event I have decided to set up a charity page with all donations going to Starlight and the Make a Wish Foundation! Just wave your magic wand, whisper "Bibbidi bobbidi boo!" and click the "Donate now" button to help make a sick child's dream come true!

And keep an eye on this page for updates, photos, blog, and videos! It's going to be a very thrilling 9 months, and a truly magical 26.2 miles!

Recent donors

20.02.14 Happy Birthday!!


29.01.14 Well done Amanda!


18.01.14 So sorry it took so long! Better than never, well done ya beauty xxx

10.01.14 Best of luck on Sunday lovely!! You can do it. We are so very proud of you here at Once Upon A Time Birthdays!! Love you lots xxx

09.01.14 I've been putting this off for months and months. This is guilt-money, really. Have fun moving from one spot to another at a heightened speed. Drink lots of fluid. Or just do it off your face, whichever's easier.

08.01.14 You've probably not yet finished digesting Christmas dinner. Let me know how this works out... x

08.01.14 Welcome home! Good luck!

05.01.14 Good luck on the marathon! We are proud of you



25.12.13 Merry Christmas x

13.12.13 One small gait for you, many giant gaits for the children, thanks Amanda K. Hootman!

09.12.13 Hello gorgeous, well done for doing this you're a braver girl than I!!! Merry Christmas hope this pushes you towards your goal :)

08.12.13 It's not much, but I want to help! Good thoughts and prayers going out for you, too :)

08.12.13 Group donation from Mauricio Vives, Jerry Soots...and Hootmom

08.12.13 Good luck Amanda! Xx

08.12.13 This should make you smile :)





17.11.13 smile



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