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Rays of Sunshine and Red Rock Entertainment Treat Teens to an exclusive studio tour

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A group of teens were invited to enter the Big Brother house for a special behind the scenes tour, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk and Red Rock Entertainment Film Investment.

Invited along was 18-year-old Billy, from Rugby, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemiain 2010, 18-year-old Katie, from Chatham, who was diagnosed living with Exomphalos, 20-year-old Sophie, from Watford, who was diagnosed with Cobb Syndrome and 15-year-old Bronwyn, from Rugeley, is living with SLE Lupus, an autoimmune disease. The small group of young people were invited along to the world famous Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, for an exclusive behind the scenes tour.

After a lunch in the Rushes Bar, the teens were given a tour of the studios which included a visit to Lifecast, which creates body doubles, body parts and props for film and television.  One of the teens, Billy showed such interest that he was offered the chance to return to gain valuable work experience. The climax of the tour was a visit to the Big Brother house where Billy got the chance to sit in the Diary Room chair.

The teens got to enjoy the experience courtesy of Rays of Sunshine’s corporate partners, Red Rock Entertainment, a film investment company, based at Elstree Studios.  Red Rock Entertainment supports Rays of Sunshine by sponsoring wishes and enabling our wish children to take part in some exclusive behind the scenes experiences within the film industry.

After the tour Billy’s mum Christine said:

“We had an amazing day, the team of people showing us round were very helpful. Billy really enjoyed meeting the Lifecast studio family and it was so fantastic that they offered him the opportunity go back and do work experience there. This will be a huge boost to his confidence.”

 Katie added:

“I had a fantastic time.  Everyone was really nice and being able to have a tour around Elstree Studios and the Big Brother House was incredible! It was so interesting to be able to see all the life casts that have been created for different films and TV programmes.  I didn’t realise how small the studio sets were in real life, especially the Big Brother house which looks really big on TV.”