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Lean in 15 star helps grant magical wishes for seriously ill children 

The Body Coach

Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, is today announced as an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine (www.raysofsunshine.org.uk) a children’s charity which grants wishes for seriously ill children aged three to 18, across the UK. As well as granting wishes, Joe and his team have also pledged to take on a range of challenge events to raise funds for the charity to help grant wishes.

Most recently, Team Leader at The Body Coach, Georgia Coleman took on all 26.2 miles of the iconic London Marathon and the team are committed to take on the Colour Run in Wembley in June.

Joe Wicks commented:

“It’s a real privilege to become an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine. The work the charity does to put a smile on the face of seriously ill children is invaluable and I hope that I will be able to help them continue to do fantastic work.”

Joe Wicks will join the charity’s other celebrity ambassadors who include, Simon Cowell, One Direction, Dynamo, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Pascale, Louis Smith MBE and Jamie Laing.

 Rays of Sunshine CEO, Jane Sharpe said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Joe to the Rays of Sunshine family and announce him as an ambassador. The support of Joe and his team will enable us make a difference to seriously ill children across the UK, for which we can’t be more thankful.”  

Over 5,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003.  Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disney World in Florida, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days, parties and The Rays of Sunshine Concert at The Royal Albert Hall.