<We brighten the lives of seriously ill children across the UK aged three to 18 by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospitals>

<Rays of Sunshine is a national charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill young people by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community.>

What we do

Apply for a magical wish

Wishes are as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a fireman, meet a real-life mermaid or even the Loch Ness Monster, we work hard to make that wish come true. Click here to apply for a magical wish.

Apply for a wish

What we do

Find out more about how we brighten the lives of seriously ill children across the UK, including granting magical wishes and hosting interactive hospital activity days.

What we do
Hospital Activity Day Birmingham Children's Hospital

How you can help

There are lots of ways you can support Rays of Sunshine and help us to continue our mission to brighten the lives of seriously ill children aged three to 18 across the UK. Find out how you can support us by clicking the link below.

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Christie’s for Brightening Lives

Rays of Sunshine has partnered with world-leading auctioneers Christie’s for Brightening Lives – a collection of works being sold to benefit Rays of Sunshine. The works have been generously donated by artists and will be sold within the online-only auction, First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art, live for bidding from 5 to 19 October and the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on 16 October, both of which coincide with Frieze Week this October.

Highlights of the works being auctioned for Brightening Lives to benefit the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity include pieces by: Barnaby Barford, Bridget Riley, Damien Hirst, Edmund De Waal, Flora Yukhnovich, Gavin Turk, George Shaw, Kate MccGwire, Lucy Williams, Marina Abramovic, Sean Henry, Sir Antony Gormley, Tony Cragg and Yoshitomo Nara, along with many other notable post-war and contemporary artists.*

The official Christie’s Catalogue, including all works of art being auctioned for Brightening Lives to benefit the Rays of Sunshine and details about the artists, can be viewed by clicking the button below.

Art auction

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