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Spotlight on Apple Wishes

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It’s really no surprise that when some of our wish children come to dreaming up their perfect wishes, a large proportion opt for a shiny new Apple gadget or experience day. Some choose to ask for a MacBook to do their homework on, while others hone their creative talents using an iPad Pro. Whatever their… Read more »

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN IN MANCHESTER

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Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity Hosts Party for 400 Christmas came early for seriously ill children and their families in Manchester thanks to Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk. The Children’s Christmas Party was organised by Rays of Sunshine’s Northern Hospital Liaison Officer, Sally Levy and her team of dedicated Manchester based volunteers and took place at… Read more »

World Kindness Day

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Today is World Kindness Day! Naturally we knew we wanted to blog about this day – kindness is at the heart of everything here at Rays of Sunshine. What we didn’t know was what to focus on, we see so much kindness every day and without it we wouldn’t be able to grant any wishes;… Read more »

A Cause for Celebration

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This year not one, but two of our amazing team have celebrated their 10 year anniversaries at Rays of Sunshine! Senior Wish Manager, Sarah, and Wish Engagement Manager, Katie, both started at the charity in 2007 – when Rays of Sunshine was only 4 years old itself! Since then they have helped to bring smiles… Read more »

The Adventures of Henry and Tyler!

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We receive many wish requests through our bright yellow letter box at Sunshine HQ but in all honesty there are not many that involve a household chore that most would like to forget. Vacuuming…. yes, vacuuming. That is young Tyler’s favourite thing to do, above all else, day or night. When I first read through… Read more »

YouTubers are the new superstars for our Wish Children

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One thing is for sure when working as a Wish Granter at Rays of Sunshine, it keeps you up to date with what is popular with the kids these days! For a lot of people over a certain age it may seem quite hard to believe that in this modern connected world it is now… Read more »

DELE ALLI BRINGS SUNSHINE TO SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL

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Tottenham Star joins Rays of Sunshine for an Activity Day at Evelina London Children’s Hospital to celebrate National Play in Hospitals Week Tottenham Hotspur and England superstar Dele Alli joined Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity in bringing sunshine to the children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital when he joined in on a fun Activity Day. … Read more »

Running for Rays at the Royal Parks Half Marathon

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I started at Rays of Sunshine in the Wish Team in September 2016 and quickly fell in love with the Wish Granting world. When people asked what on earth possessed me to sign up for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, it was an easy answer – I want to make sure each child gets their… Read more »

The Big Draw

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October 1st marked the beginning of the world’s largest drawing festival, The Big Draw. This month-long event promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. In our wish application pack, there is a page especially for our wish children to be creative and draw their wish…. Read more »