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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 »

A Wonderful Warframe Wish

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In this week’s blog, Megan talks Warframe gaming, the power of social media and a truly amazing wish! As Wish Granters we often come across wishes that we have little or next to no knowledge about!  I am no gaming expert, but was up for a challenge after seeing Ed’s wish pack come in and his… Read more »

Hospital Days to Celebrate Play

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It’s Playday! Across the UK today, children and communities will come together at events from woodland adventures to street parties and festivals, held in parks and village greens, to celebrate children’s right to play. Founded by playworkers Mick Conway, Paul Bonel and Kim Holdaway in 1986, Playday aims to highlight the importance of play in children’s… Read more »

Celebrating some of our friends on International Friendship Day

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Today is International Friendship Day and what a beautiful thing to celebrate! Friendship is very important to us here at Rays of Sunshine because without it we couldn’t grant our magical wishes. We are very fortunate to have lots of people who are always willing to help us in our goal of granting wishes for… Read more »

My Year as a Wish Granter

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Exactly one year ago today, I became a Wish Granter at Rays of Sunshine. Now, those of you who have read this blog before have probably seen my post ‘a love letter to my job’, in which I shared what an amazing job I have and all of the reasons I love it. With that… Read more »

Wish Spotlight: UK Holidays

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Wish Spotlight: UK Holidays! This month’s ‘Wish Spotlight’ looks at the fun UK holidays that we plan for our wish children and their families. At Rays of Sunshine, we are very aware that a child’s illness affects not only the child in question, but their whole family. One thing our families mention often is the loss… Read more »