A seriously ill teen from Margate, Kent, had her greatest wish granted this week to meet British icon, Boy George, thanks to Rays of Sunshine.
The Karma Chameleon singer met 13 year old Poppy for an exclusive meet and greet at the famous London restaurant to make her dream become a reality. Rays of Sunshine organised for the teen, who is currently living with Williams Syndrome, to travel to London along with her family, for this special wish.
Upon arrival, Poppy was greeted with a warm welcome from Boy George, before going to a private booth. The teen then got to spend some one-to-one time with her idol, asking him all about his life and career. To top off the afternoon, Boy George presented Poppy with a very special gift; a signed copy of his double platinum disc of her favourite song; Karma Chameleon, and a signed vinyl album.
Annelli, Poppy’s mum, commented:
“We can’t thank Rays of Sunshine enough for making Poppy’s wish come true. It was above and beyond what we could have ever imagined – Boy George really pulled out all the stops to make Poppy feel special. It was a day that I don’t think Poppy of the family will ever forget.”
Boy George said:
“When I heard about Poppy’s wish, I didn’t hesitate to make it come true! It was an absolute pleasure to meet her and I had a lot of fun getting to know her. She is a really inspiring and brave girl and it was great to be able to be a part of something so positive and help Rays of Sunshine put a smile on her face.”