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Updated: 24th March 2020

The health and wellbeing of our beneficiaries is our top priority. We understand that this is a challenging and uncertain time for everyone, especially for families caring for a child living with a serious or life-limiting illness.

As a charity, we had already decided to postpone all travel wishes until further notice and we are now extending that to any UK-based wishes and events.  We will honour these wishes at a later date, when the situation is clearer, and it is considered safe to do so.

During this challenging time, we are more committed than ever to supporting our wish families, especially those facing a period of isolation at home or in hospital. Our team are working hard to find alternative ways to bring sunshine to families, when they need it the most. To keep up to date, please visit our social media channels.

Sadly, due to the current situation, we have had to make the very difficult decision to no longer accept any new wish applications, as of 24th March 2020. If you have already submitted an application then we will be in touch with you to update you on its current status.

If you are applying for a priority/rush wish, please ask your medical referrer to get in touch with us on

As soon as we are in a position to accept new wish applications, we will update again. For now, we have turned off our online wish application form.

On behalf of the children and families we help, we thank you for your continued support. At this very challenging time, we are reliant on your generosity more than ever to continue to bring joy and hope to seriously ill children across the UK.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and keeping positive during this time. 

Laura Barnett

Chief Executive Officer, Rays of Sunshine