Tsui Lai-wang's greatest wish was to have afternoon tea with singer-actor Andy Lau Tak-wah at the governor's house. Her wish came true in 1995, when she was 16, two years before her death - she was born with Eisenmenger's complex, a heart disease. Wong Lun-kit wanted to ride in a helicopter with Lau. His wish came true in 2000. Mr Wong developed the degenerative disease muscular dystrophy when he was young and needs an artificial respirator 24 hours a day. Poon Kit-sum wanted Lau to help celebrate her 18th birthday. Her wish came true last year. She has been fighting a brain tumour since she was two and has had five operations so far. All three applied to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, an organisation that helps realise the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. The foundation's next project involves raising money to make five more wishes come true: a child with thalassaemia wants a desktop computer; another with a brain tumour wants to be among the first people to visit Hong Kong Disneyland; a young leukaemia sufferer wants a bike with training wheels; a blood cancer patient wants to go to Tokyo Disneyland; and a bone cancer patient wants to visit Egypt. The foundation says it expects the wishes will cost a total of $102,500. It announced yesterday that it was collaborating with the UA cinema chain to set up 'wishing tree' donation boxes at eight cinemas until the end of September. UA has also donated $200,000. At a press conference yesterday, Lau - who has helped the foundation for a decade - spoke of his happiness at bringing joy to suffering children. 'These children like me and I'm happy to bring joy to their lives. I also learn a lot from them.' Afternoon tea with Lau was not the only wish that came true for Tsui. She also wanted her mother, Tsui Wong May-chu, to complete a diploma from the Institute of Education to help her teaching career - which she did in 1996. 'My daughter encouraged me. I will keep on learning throughout my life,' Mrs Tsui said, weeping as she recalled how her daughter encouraged her to study. Wishes granted by the foundation can be in the form of anything except money or medical equipment. It has offices in 27 countries and has granted more than 97,000 wishes worldwide. The Hong Kong branch was founded in 1989.