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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 »

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 »

Feedback Friday – September

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Being a Wish Granter here at Rays of Sunshine humbles you. It gives you a different perspective on the world around you….and being able to come into work every day and make a child’s wish become a reality is just unbeatable. Maybe the most satisfying part of the process, though, is hearing back from a… Read more »

Spotlight on Theatre Wishes

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The excitement of a child’s wish can sometimes remind us of our own guilty pleasures, like getting all dressed up and heading to the West End for an enjoyable night at the theatre. London’s theatre shows and musicals appeal to us all but this was especially the case for these four wish children, whose greatest… Read more »

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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This week, in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Wish Engagement Manager Katie remembers a wish for a simply stellar young man……. I started my tenure at Rays of Sunshine over 10 years ago. I was naïve and didn’t appreciate the vast number of children affected by a serious illness. Sadly, each year the number… Read more »

Rays of Sunshine Art Auction

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Stepping into the King Street branch of Christie’s you can feel the history washing over you, Christie’s has been at its current London home in St James’ for almost 200 years, although the real history of the world famous auction house reaches back even further to at least 1766 when James Christie made his first… Read more »