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One Direction made the wishes of 53 seriously ill children come true ahead of their performance at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 5th June. 

The exclusive event took place Wembley Arena, where the band answered questions from some of their bravest fans before posing for pictures. The children, aged between 5 and 17, traveled across the country to meet their idols.

Amongst the audience was Bethany Lewis from Co. Durham who is living with a Congenital Heart Disease. In response to her question: “I like your songs can I sing one with you?” The boys invited her to perform a rendition of “What makes you beautiful”. Another child asked what careers the band would have chosen if they hadn’t been pop stars, to which Liam Payne replied a fireman and Harry Styles admitted he would probably still be a baker!

Rays of Sunshine made arrangements for the 53 youngsters and their families to travel to Wembley to meet the world’s biggest boy band. Each of the children also received a signed One Direction T Shirt.

After the wish One Direction said:

“We love working with Rays of Sunshine. Thank you so much for having us involved over and over again. They do incredible work which we’ve seen over the last few years and hope to be involved for many years to come.”

The band has been one of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity ambassadors since 2012 and regularly give up their time to help grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK.

The event was sponsored by Domino’s who adopted Rays of Sunshine as their chosen corporate charity in April 2013.