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Running for Rays at the Royal Parks Half Marathon

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I started at Rays of Sunshine in the Wish Team in September 2016 and quickly fell in love with the Wish Granting world. When people asked what on earth possessed me to sign up for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, it was an easy answer – I want to make sure each child gets their… Read more »

The Big Draw

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October 1st marked the beginning of the world’s largest drawing festival, The Big Draw. This month-long event promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. In our wish application pack, there is a page especially for our wish children to be creative and draw their wish…. Read more »

Feedback Friday – September

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Being a Wish Granter here at Rays of Sunshine humbles you. It gives you a different perspective on the world around you….and being able to come into work every day and make a child’s wish become a reality is just unbeatable. Maybe the most satisfying part of the process, though, is hearing back from a… Read more »

Spotlight on Theatre Wishes

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The excitement of a child’s wish can sometimes remind us of our own guilty pleasures, like getting all dressed up and heading to the West End for an enjoyable night at the theatre. London’s theatre shows and musicals appeal to us all but this was especially the case for these four wish children, whose greatest… Read more »

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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This week, in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Wish Engagement Manager Katie remembers a wish for a simply stellar young man……. I started my tenure at Rays of Sunshine over 10 years ago. I was naïve and didn’t appreciate the vast number of children affected by a serious illness. Sadly, each year the number… Read more »

Rays of Sunshine Art Auction

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Stepping into the King Street branch of Christie’s you can feel the history washing over you, Christie’s has been at its current London home in St James’ for almost 200 years, although the real history of the world famous auction house reaches back even further to at least 1766 when James Christie made his first… Read more »

Getting to know Rays of Sunshine

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Tuesday 5th September marked International Day of Charity, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to look at all of the ways that you can get involved with us at Rays of Sunshine, from volunteering to applying for a wish, so read on for ideas and info – we hope you’ll feel inspired to jump… Read more »

Evie’s Beautiful Ballerina Wish

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Our wish child, Evie, is a girl after my own heart and her wish to be a ballerina for the day was definitely one I shared when I was younger, so when I had the opportunity to join Evie and her family on the day of her wish, I obviously jumped at the chance! Arriving… Read more »

The fundraising story of the Glanvilles

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There are two ‘i’s in fundraising – inspiration and innovation. These two characteristics are demonstrated fully by two of our special fundraisers and dear members of the Rays of Sunshine family. Let us introduce our fabulous fundraisers; Tony and Sarah Glanville. To date they have raised over £20,000 for Rays of Sunshine by partaking in… Read more »

A picture says a thousand words

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Today is World Photo day 📸🗓 and we thought what better way to support this day, than to highlight the power of photography, as a way of getting creative or helping to cherish special memories. Some of our wish children are super artistic and their wishes involve taking their own photographs or learning from a professional for… Read more »