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Emilia's Wish

Emilia's Wish

Emilia tragically lost her battle. Our heart goes out to her family and we thank all those involved in making her wish possible.

Emilia was 8 years old and was diagnosed with a rare lung condition.

Her greatest and very specific wish was to ride at speed in a pink Lamorghini driven by BBC Top Gear's Richard Hammond.

The charity enlisted the help of several organisations who worked together to make Emilia’s wish come true in a matter of just a few days. H R Owen provided the car and allowed it to be temporarily sprayed pink by specialist luxury car customizers, Yiannamize. The car was then transported to Shobdon Aerodrome in Herefordshire.


Emilia was allowed out of hospital for just a few hours to fulfil her wish. She was taken by ambulance from Birmingham Children's Hospital to her home in Leominster.

Richard Hammond flew into the local airfield by helicopter to collect the bright pink car and drive it to Emilia’s house. After a surprise knock at the door, Emilia rode with Richard to the airfield where friends and family were waiting to witness Emilia experience the rush of driving at a high speed down the runway.

Take a look at the wish video here

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