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Make a Difference this #GivingTuesday and Bring Joy to Seriously Ill Children 

Happy Giving Tuesday!

With Christmas less than a month away, the season of giving is upon us! And what better way to celebrate early than by taking part in Giving Tuesday this 27th November?

After the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is all about giving back to the causes you care about. From donating to charity, volunteering, purchasing a charity product, or simply spreading the word, there are lots of ways to get involved and help make a difference.

At Rays of Sunshine, the simple act of giving lies at the heart of our work, from giving families the memories of a lifetime by granting their greatest wish, to giving our support within hospitals, hospices and communities. But of course, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the incredible help and generosity of others. This Giving Tuesday, you can join us in our mission to bring joy and hope to seriously ill young people and their families across the UK.

What can you do to help?

You can spread the Christmas cheer a little further this Giving Tuesday by choosing to purchase one of our special Rays of Sunshine products! Send your friends and family some festive fun with our Rays of Sunshine e-cards, or pick up a pack of our charity Christmas cards at Clintons, specially designed by Lucy and Isabelle, valued members of the Rays of Sunshine Family. Looking for gift ideas? Bring a little sunshine into winter with one of our Rays of Sunshine sweatshirts, or get in the Christmas spirit with OUTFIT Kids “White Charity Christmas Jumper” – perfect for Christmas Jumper Day on the 14th December, where you can also make a big impact by donating to Rays of Sunshine on the day.

Buying your Christmas presents online this year? You can shop for a cause by choosing to support Rays of Sunshine on Amazon Smile, where every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation towards a magical wish. On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk select Rays of Sunshine from the list and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation to Rays of Sunshine this Christmas. It couldn’t be simpler to raise funds this festive season!

Looking for a more hands-on way to give back this Giving Tuesday? Download our Christmas Fundraising Pack to find lots of fun and magical wish-mas fundraising ideas including ideas to add some extra sparkle to your Christmas Party as well as a way to join the Rays of Sunshine Family by providing a regular donation, or even a one off donation, where just £10 could fund a special present for a seriously ill child spending Christmas in hospital.

There are also many opportunities to give back by volunteering this festive season to help raise money to brighten the lives of seriously ill children. Please contact jess@raysofsunshine.org.uk if you’d like to volunteer your time this December.

No matter how you choose to take part in Giving Tuesday this 27th November, we hope you can support Rays of Sunshine and help spread a little more magic this festive season!

 

Blog written by Bethany True, Rays of Sunshine Wish Granter