What We Do
There are 49,000 children and young people living in the UK with a serious or life-limiting illness*. This figure is increasing every year.
Rays of Sunshine is a UK registered charity that grants wishes to children, aged three to 18 years old, living with serious or life-limiting illnesses. We believe that every child deserves to experience happiness and put their illness on hold – even if it is just for one day. Our vision is to make wishes come true and turn them in to happy memories.
We do this by:-
Granting children’s individual wishes, however impossible the wish may seem
Granting hospital ward wishes
Organising events and outings for large groups of seriously ill children, such as a trip to Legoland and the Rays of Sunshine Concert
Wishes are as unique as children themselves. They give a child the chance to forget their illness and do something they could only dream of. Wishes make a child feel extra-special and bring them hope and happiness. They also provide families with treasured memories of happy times to look back on.
Whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for a day, go to Disneyland, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad or meet their favourite pop star, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
*Source: Together for Short Lives