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Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity grant 12-year-old’s wish to meet the pop-star

Twelve-year-old Korri, from Wakefield, had her greatest wish granted to meet her idol, popstar Olly Murs, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. The star took time out of his busy filming schedule for The Voice UK to meet a group of seriously ill children, including Korri, at an exclusive event in London.

Olly Murs has been an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity that grants magical wishes and brightens the lives of seriously ill children, since 2012, and regularly gives up his time to grant wishes and support the charity.

Twelve-year-old Korri is currently living with Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and additional complications, which means she suffers from cysts on her spinal cord and has had to endure surgery. Korri’s condition is incurable and will progress as she ages. Due to this, she must take extreme caution as suffering any trauma to her back or head would cause serious issues. Despite everything she’s been through, Korri is a very strong and brave young girl who absolutely loves Olly Murs. She has even purchased tickets to see Olly perform live at his concert in Leeds this May 2019 with her mum.

At the exclusive wish event with Olly in London, children got to enjoy time with the popstar chatting and asking questions before taking plenty of photos. When it was Korri’s turn to meet her idol, she gifted Olly a sentimental Valentine’s Day card and a customised Manchester United football jersey with Olly’s name on the back.

Following the wish event, Sharon, Korri’s mum, said: “Rays of Sunshine is an absolutely brilliant organisation that goes the extra mile to really make a special occasion all the more wonderful and exciting for the kids and everyone involved. My daughter had a fantastic time meeting her idol Olly Murs with everything being put in place by Rays of Sunshine. The whole experience from start to finish was faultless and a testament to the team. We appreciate everything the charity did for us. We would truly like to thank Rays of Sunshine for everything and absolutely cannot fault this charity – five stars from start to finish.”

Rays of Sunshine ambassador, Olly Murs, shared a social media post with a picture of Korri on his Instagram page following the event that said: “Valentine’s Day came early today after meeting all these cheeky ladies!! Wicked day meeting you all and telling me I’ll win @thevoiceuk this year! Don’t worry I won’t tell the other coaches, your secrets safe with me #kissesforwishes 💋