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Meet the Pinders – the fantastic fundraising family

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The Pinder’s fundraising story We became part of the Rays of Sunshine family when our beautiful Jess was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on February 16, 2013. During our initial stay in hospital, a parent on the ward told us about the amazing charity Rays of Sunshine and how they had granted a wish to… Read more »

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone… and welcome back! The mornings are still dark, the days still short and the temperature still very wintery… but the Rays team are back in the office and working hard to spread some sunshine. We have an incredibly busy year ahead and all departments are heading into the new year at… Read more »

Merry Christmas

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The halls are decked, the chestnuts are roasting, and – as the old song goes – it’s the most wonderful time of the year! With 2017 drawing to a close we’re celebrating an amazing year that has been packed full of fun, love and Sunshine – from fantastic fundraising to exciting new partnerships, a single… Read more »

Spotlight on Lapland Wishes

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Ho Ho Ho, festive greetings from the Days @ Rays blog this chilly December. Christmas is almost upon us, all the decorations are up, the shops are packed and festive cheer is in the air. The UK is a pretty good place to be this time of year but there is one better if you’re… Read more »

Christmas Party Fun

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At Rays of Sunshine, our Christmas parties are the most hotly anticipated event of the season (apart from the big day itself of course!). We took a sneaky peek into our Rays of Sunshine elves’ diaries to see just what goes into pulling off their favourite event of the year… June We’re starting early… It’s… Read more »

A Fantastic Firewalk

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Well everyone, I think it’s safe to assume that winter has arrived….. The trees are bare, the days are short and my goodness it’s cold! However, none of this could deter our brave fundraisers who, on Saturday, undertook a truly astonishing challenge when they completed a formidable Firewalk to raise money to help us grant… Read more »

Spotlight on Apple Wishes

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It’s really no surprise that when some of our wish children come to dreaming up their perfect wishes, a large proportion opt for a shiny new Apple gadget or experience day. Some choose to ask for a MacBook to do their homework on, while others hone their creative talents using an iPad Pro. Whatever their… Read more »

World Kindness Day

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Today is World Kindness Day! Naturally we knew we wanted to blog about this day – kindness is at the heart of everything here at Rays of Sunshine. What we didn’t know was what to focus on, we see so much kindness every day and without it we wouldn’t be able to grant any wishes;… Read more »

A Cause for Celebration

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This year not one, but two of our amazing team have celebrated their 10 year anniversaries at Rays of Sunshine! Senior Wish Manager, Sarah, and Wish Engagement Manager, Katie, both started at the charity in 2007 – when Rays of Sunshine was only 4 years old itself! Since then they have helped to bring smiles… Read more »

The Adventures of Henry and Tyler!

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We receive many wish requests through our bright yellow letter box at Sunshine HQ but in all honesty there are not many that involve a household chore that most would like to forget. Vacuuming…. yes, vacuuming. That is young Tyler’s favourite thing to do, above all else, day or night. When I first read through… Read more »