National Teddy Bear Day and the Sidemen Exclusive!

This National Teddy Bear Day we are partnering with YouTube group, Sidemen to help spread the sunshine in hospitals across the UK

To celebrate, we are sending out these special Sidemen bears to fans in hospitals across the country. The group recorded a special Q&A video, with questions from young people who have had a wish with Rays of Sunshine, exclusive just for you.

These bears will also be sold as part of the Sidemen Charity Match 2023 to raise funds and help grant more magical wishes.

Watch your exclusive Sidemen video below!

Watch the Sidemen Charity Match 2023

The Sidemen are back bigger and better with their charity match vs YouTube Allstars, and they’re ready to score some goals for Rays of Sunshine!

We have been announced as a chosen charity again for this year’s Sidemen Charity Match, happening on 9 September 2023 at London’s Olympic Stadium! Last year, the charity was one of the beneficiaries of the match, which raised more than a whopping £1 million.

Sidemen have been long-term supporters of ours, helping to grant amazing wishes to lots of children.

Find out more about the match and watch the live stream on YouTube by clicking the link below


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What is National Teddy Bear Day?

Celebrate your fluffy friends this National Teddy Bear Day on 9 September 2023 with Rays of Sunshine.

This year we are sending out thousands of teddy bears to spread a little sunshine in children’s hospitals across the UK.

You can get involved wherever you are - whether you’re in hospital or at home, we’ve got everything you need for a fun-filled day!

If it's a bear-themed activity or planning a teddy bear sports day for your family and friends, celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with Rays of Sunshine this September.

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Any questions?

Contact our hospital team at 020 8782 1171 or email