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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 »

ROTHWELL TEEN GETS VIP MAKEOVER AT OUTFIT FOR RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

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14-year-old Ela has makeover wish granted with Rays of Sunshine and OUTFIT 14-year-old Ela, from Rothwell, who is currently living with a condition which causes malignancies, had her greatest wish granted to have a VIP makeover, shopping spree and red carpet experience thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity www.raysofsunshine.org.uk and OUTFIT, the out-of-town multi-brand retailer… 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 »

Getting to know Rays of Sunshine

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Tuesday 5th September marked International Day of Charity, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to look at all of the ways that you can get involved with us at Rays of Sunshine, from volunteering to applying for a wish, so read on for ideas and info – we hope you’ll feel inspired to jump… Read more »

Sam’s Gaming Wish Becomes a Reality

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Rays of Sunshine recently teamed up with Playtonic Games to make the wish of a gaming-mad teen come true 15-year-old Sam, from Scotland, is currently living with Spinomuscular Atrophy, a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement. Sam has one big passion – gaming, which was the inspiration behind his greatest… Read more »

Evie’s Beautiful Ballerina Wish

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Our wish child, Evie, is a girl after my own heart and her wish to be a ballerina for the day was definitely one I shared when I was younger, so when I had the opportunity to join Evie and her family on the day of her wish, I obviously jumped at the chance! Arriving… Read more »

The fundraising story of the Glanvilles

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There are two ‘i’s in fundraising – inspiration and innovation. These two characteristics are demonstrated fully by two of our special fundraisers and dear members of the Rays of Sunshine family. Let us introduce our fabulous fundraisers; Tony and Sarah Glanville. To date they have raised over £20,000 for Rays of Sunshine by partaking in… Read more »