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Fighting mito,
finding hope.

Introducing our Lily Wish Fund


27 February 2023

For 15 years now we’ve been providing much-needed support to sufferers of mitochondrial disease, their families and carers. There are lots of ways to make the lives of affected families easier and more enjoyable, but they can come at a price. And that’s why we’re delighted to launch the Lily Wish Fund.

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Our Lily Wish Fund is a grant scheme designed to give mito sufferers and their families access to something they might not normally be able to afford to improve their lives. That could be an adapted trike, pushchair or all-terrain buggy, to give a child some independence and the chance to play outdoors. It might be help with funding changes to the home or garden to make it more accessible for someone with special needs.

It might even be a weekend away or a trip to the seaside. For families living with mito, or dealing with the loss of a loved one to the disease, a short break and a change of scenery can be a good opportunity for a family to take time out from the present or adjust to a new future ahead.

We've already helped many families affected by mito to make small changes that have a huge impact on their lives.

Help grant someone's wish

We rely entirely on donations to do our vital work, so we can't do this without your help. There are lots of ways you could get involved, from supporting one of our events to making a one-off donation to taking part in a fundraiser yourself. Won't you help make someone's wish come true? Please donate today.

If you'd like to find out more about The Lily Wish Fund, and make an application, please click here.

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“I’m so grateful, I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone at Lily and to everyone involved for helping me through the process of banking my voice. I will now always have a voice and that means so much to me”

– Bal, mitochondrial disease patient

Read Bal’s story here

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