Crowdwish was a project for social good which ran for 1400 days between 6th January 2014 and 8th November 2017.
On every one of those days it helped a member of the public get closer to their most cherished hope, ambition or desire.
Little Brown UK and numerous countries around the world have published a book about the project.
The UK version can be purchased here.
The format is currently in development for television in Los Angeles. You can watch a pilot here.
If you're facing a seemingly intractable problem, or need help with anything at all, please send an email here.
SOME CROWDWISH ACTIONS
We raised the required funds to help a disabled girl get a specially adapted trike, provided funeral flowers for a young man who'd lost a close relative, helped people get over break-ups, sent a dog some mince pies, gave out warm hats and gloves to those living on the streets, sent sensory toys to children living with autism, gave away make-up, iPhone chargers, Christmas decorations, Maca powder, bedding, hot water bottles, interior design books, healthy snacks, peace charms, anti-racism stickers and sewing equipment, organised a competition for budding psychics, planted trees in an unloved urban area, laid flowers at a memorial to those killed in the Paris attacks of November 13, provided career advice and guidance to those writing their first novels, helped a left-handed child feel more confident, given away prints and T shirts to those living with ME, visited those living alone, helped people thank those who they owed a debt of gratitude to, made and sent out some anti-bullying stickers, made donations to Save the Children, offered discounts on iPhones and MacBooks, helped people travel the world by paying for tickets, sent out dozens of cleansing lotions for people worried about their skin, distributed signs telling people to clear up after their dogs, set people up on blind dates, sent other people on training courses to get a better work/life balance, helped someone get closer to her dream of returning her boyfriend’s ashes to their final resting place in the Sahara desert, re-written people’s CVs for them, delivered hamburgers to someone’s office as a lunchtime surprise, paid for someone to have a decent haircut, sent a care package to the migrant camp in Calais, assisted people renting flats who were being abused by their landlords, provided discounted personal training, helped people with anxiety issues, sent out tooth-whitening powder to those who felt self-conscious about their smiles, left lottery tickets all over London, bought a guy in South Africa a ticket to see Russell Brand, provided a flight to see the Northern Lights, provided a special offer on a yoga retreat, sent someone called Gabby a very cool, waterproof HD camera, helped people set up their own websites, paid for someone to have a one night honeymoon, created bumper stickers to encourage safer driving, left flowers and chocolates anonymously outside the flat of an elderly person who lived alone, visited a beautiful 12 year old dog called Bella who lives with her homeless owner on the street in central London and took her a variety of treats and some dog food, helped with college tuition fees, arranged for someone to have a back stage tour of the Royal Ballet in London, helped make a back garden safe for someone living with a severe disability, sent out care packages to those living with chronic pain, sent out books to help people with depression, donated food to homeless shelters and food-banks, sent someone a kit for the perfect day off including a bottle of good red wine, some upscale muscle soak for a relaxing bath, two novels, a DVD featuring Manchester United’s best ever goals and some chocolates, offered entertainment at an old people’s home, sent out a herbal sleeping remedy to dozens of insomniacs, paid for a little girl called Lily to have two riding lessons, helped acknowledge a bunch of amazing volunteers, got someone a pass to Disneyworld Florida, helped someone meet a Beatle, sent out cinema vouchers and sweets, dispatched Stoic philosophy, mailed those who asked a poster of Caitlyn Jenner, sent a little boy called Tommy a bunch of Star Wars toys, sent feminist badges to those who requested them, sent someone’s parents fifty handwritten cards to thank them for all they had done for her, organised a personal finance seminar, helped children with dyslexia, helped out an impatient father, mailed people portable ashtrays, gave away tickets to Secret Garden Party, helped a little boy see the sea for the first time, left daffodils around the place for people to find and take home to their loved ones, arranged for someone to hug a baby elephant, gave away tickets for the finale of The Voice in America, handed out umbrellas in the rain, gave away beautiful temporary tattoos, helped a very sick boy called Denver receive an amazing number of birthday cards, sent someone flowers to boost their confidence after a difficult period, offered to de-clutter someone’s house, left a cheeky sign in Harrods taking a stance against condescending women on make-up counters, paid for two weeks car hire so someone could enjoy a road trip, sent someone called Pete a Polaroid picture autographed by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, and dozens of other things that you’re now too tired to read about.