Oldham Truly Wished Fund

Oldham is full of inspirational people. People who are kind, who are generous, and who go over and above to do something special for our town and for the communities they live in.

There are also people in our borough who, sadly, have experienced hardship in their lives and who deserve the chance to experience something special for themselves. That is why, instead of selecting charities to support with donations over the next 12 months, I aim to make as big an impact on people’s lives as I can during my time as Mayor.

That’s why, I will be officially launching ‘Truly Wished’ in the next couple of weeks. Over the course of my Mayoral year in 2023-24, I will be inviting people across Oldham to nominate someone who deserves to have their wishes granted.

All you will have to do to make a nomination is let us know why your nominee deserves to be chosen, what their wish is, and how it would make a difference to them. All eligible wishes up to a maximum value of £500 will be considered, with the final decision on which wishes are granted being made by my Mayoral Committee.

I’ll be aiming to grant as many wishes as possible throughout my Mayoral year, with the only limit being the generosity of our local businesses or organisations who have joined Truly Wished as our partners.

I will also be donating my full Mayoral allowance for the year to the project, and will have no influence or involvement in the decision making of wish fulfilment.

So why not join us – and do something special for someone who deserves to be Truly Wished.

For more information please visit:

Truly Wished