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Eight-year-old Semi steps out at Wembley Stadium thanks to Rays of Sunshine and The FA Eight-year-old Semi, from Rochester, fulfilled his wish to be an England Mascot during the friendly against Italy, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity and The FA. The eight-year-old got to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk out hand-in-hand with one… Read more »

Olly Murs Brings Sunshine to Wembley Stadium

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This week, Olly Murs granted the wishes of seven seriously ill children. The star took time out of his busy filming schedule for The Voice UK to meet the children at an exclusive event at Wembley Stadium.   Olly Murs has been an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine since 2012, and regularly gives up his time… Read more »

Rays of Sunshine Welcomes Nina Bradburn to Executive Committee

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Rays of Sunshine is pleased to announce the appointment of Nina Bradburn as the latest member of the charity’s Executive Committee. Nina’s role will be to represent the charity at events and most importantly, be a voice of influence to the Committee from a wish parent’s perspective. We asked Nina what it means to join… Read more »

Rays of Sunshine celebrates International Day of Happiness

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Today, March 20th, marks one of our favourite days of the year… International Day of Happiness! With so many of our wish children going through difficult times and fighting life-threatening illnesses, it’s always been our goal to bring sunshine and happiness to every child we meet. This International Day of Happiness we asked some of… Read more »

Spotlight On Treat Days

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Did you know that last year, aside from granting hundreds of wishes, we also gave away treats to more than 100 children and had over 800 children attend various events put on by Rays of Sunshine? In this blog, our Wish Engagement Manager Katie tells us all about the fabulous extras that our wish families… Read more »

Wish child Jodie completes work experience with Rays of Sunshine

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Last week, one of our lovely wish children, Jodie, completed her work experience at Rays of Sunshine’s head office. Not only was she a superstar in the office, but she also took time to write a guest blog about what her experience with Rays of Sunshine was like. Check it out below…   Hello, my… Read more »

International Women’s Day Q&A with our CEO, Jane Sharpe

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In honour of #InternationalWomensDay, we’re celebrating Rays of Sunshine’s fearless leader and CEO, Jane Sharpe. We sat down with Jane to discuss everything from how her career started, to what her advice would be to the young women who aspire to work within the charity industry. Check it out below.   Q: Can you tell… Read more »

Spotlight On Florida Wishes

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With all the snow and cold this week, most of us are dreaming of getting away, so we felt it was time to shine the spotlight on one of our most popular wishes….Disney World, Florida! When you’re young (and even when you’re older but still young at heart) there’s no magic quite like that of… Read more »


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Get shopping and support Rays of Sunshine with AmazonSmile! Whether you’re indulging on some much needed retail therapy or searching for the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day – March is definitely the time to be shopping, especially online at Amazon.com! This March marks the first month that Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity is… Read more »