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Spotlight On Hospital Activity Days

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Rays of Sunshine exists to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. We do this by granting children’s individual wishes, however impossible they may seem, by fulfilling Hospital Ward Wishes, which benefits hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice, and by hosting Hospital Activity Days, which bring sunshine… Read more »

Be a Ray For a Day

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HELP US MAKE THE BRIGHTEST DAY BRIGHTER FOR SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN ON 21ST JUNE 2018     We’re on a mission to turn as many wishes into reality on the longest day of the year, Thursday 21st June 2018. The clock will begin ticking at sunrise (04:43am) and stop at sunset (21:21pm) – meaning there will… Read more »

Rays of Sunshine Awarded The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Services

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  We’re absolutely thrilled to announce Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity and its Volunteers have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018.   The award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation and recognises excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community… Read more »

Little Mix Named Ambassadors for Rays of Sunshine

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We’re so thrilled that Little Mix have joined the Rays of Sunshine Family and become ambassadors for the charity. Recently, fourteen families from across the UK recently travelled to a top secret London location to meet the girl band and fulfil the children’s greatest wishes to meet them. At the event, the band answered a… Read more »

The Fragrance Shop Donates £100,000 To Grant Magical Wishes

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Olly Murs joins Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity Choir for a special performance in celebration of £1million raised for UK children’s charities by The Fragrance Shop Spray A Little Happiness Foundation The UK’s largest independent perfume retailer, The Fragrance Shop (www.thefragranceshop.co.uk), is celebrating after raising £1million in charitable donations for UK children’s charities through its… Read more »

SUPERCAR CRUISE RAISES £27K FOR SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN’S WISHES

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SUPERCAR CRUISE RAISES £27K FOR SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN’S WISHES Cars & Coffee Charity Cruise in aid of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity    23rd May 2018 – A Supercar fundraising event, hosted at The Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedford, has raised over £27,000 for Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously… Read more »

Celebrating a lovely Legoland weekend!

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This weekend, Rays of Sunshine invited more than 200 wish families to the Legoland Windsor Resort for a special treat day! Check out the pictures from our lego-tastic day of play below…

Happy International Nurses Day!

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For those who aren’t aware, International Nurses Day is a special day celebrated globally on the 12th May of each year to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. It’s a time of reflection to honour the women and men that deliver outstanding patient care. Held annually on the birthday of the English founder… Read more »

Your Latest Sunshine News – April Edition

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It’s easy for us to say that we bring the Sunshine to anything and everything, but last month, we truly did! From the London Marathon to special celebrity wish days, we brought the Sunshine with us everywhere we went and finally felt the first touch of Spring! Here are just some of the highlights from April…  Revving Up Our Engines… Read more »

Dion’s Wish to Be Batman For a Day

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Seven-year-old Dion, from Burnage, is currently living with Leukaemia. His greatest wish was to be Batman for a Day and to go in a Helicopter. We were honoured to be able to grant his very special wish. Dion’s special day included a unique Batmobile, a helicopter ride and a visit from Batman’s special hero friends…. Read more »