Bacta renews partnership with £20,000 donation to Rays of Sunshine

We are delighted to announce that Bacta has renewed its partnership with Rays of Sunshine for another two years and kick-started with an amazing £20,000 donation.Three people smiling at the camera, one woman and two men in suits, all holding a large cheque with £20,000 going to Rays of Sunshine

The money, from bacta’s Charitable Trust (BCT), starts a renewed partnership which aims to raise 100,000 over two years. These funds will help Rays of Sunshine brighten the lives of seriously ill children aged between three and 18 and their families by granting magical wishes, hosting interactive hospital activity days and granting hospital ward wishes across the UK.

Bacta granted the money to Rays of Sunshine at bacta’s annual Parliamentary Reception, held in the Houses of Commons, at the end of November. The partnership between bacta and Rays of Sunshine will see bacta help with further fundraising initiatives between the two organisations. It adds to the £500,000 the amusement machine industry has raised for Rays of Sunshine through bacta over the past decade.

Bacta CEO John White said: “We are proud to renew our partnership with Rays of Sunshine, a fabulous charity which does what it says and brightens up the lives of thousands of children and their families across the UK. We are looking forward to working closely with the team once again to build on our past fundraise successes and work on new initiatives together.”

Chairman of bacta Charitable Trust, Steve Hawkins, said: “As the new Chairman of the BCT it was a privilege to kick off our new relationship with Rays of Sunshine with a large donation.  It is only the start.  We have several plans to raise hopefully another £100,000 to let Rays of Sunshine provide joy to children who so deserve it.”

Cheryl Tissot, Interim CEO at Rays of Sunshine, said: “We’re delighted that Bacta has renewed their partnership with Rays of Sunshine we can’t thank them enough for their generosity. Their pledge to raise £100,000 from this brilliant partnership will help us to grant more magical wishes for seriously ill children across the UK, giving a positive distraction and unforgettable days during a difficult time.”

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