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Throughout the partnership, Peel Hunt aims to raise £12,000 and has kicked off its fundraising efforts with a one-off donation of £5,000, which has enabled 10-year-old, Mollie, and nine-year-old, Brooke, to have their greatest wishes granted.


Mollie, from Caterham, is currently living with Renal Failure and is awaiting a transplant. Molly loves Irish dancing and her greatest wish is to travel to Ireland to have a bespoke Irish dancing dress designed by Chantelle Byrne and Mollie herself.

Nine-year-old Brooke, from Wakefield, is currently living with Cystic Fibrosis, a rare genetic condition that affects the lungs and the digestive system. Brooke loves Harry Potter and her greatest wish is to visit the Harry Potter Studios in Watford, where she will have the opportunity enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the famous films.

In a bid to reach the £12,000 fundraising target, employees will take on a range of activities, including outdoor team challenges, implement a calendar of seasonal fundraising days, as well as host a city carol concert in aid of Rays of Sunshine. Employees will also donate their time and expertise during volunteer days throughout the year.

Steven Fine, Chief Executive at Peel Hunt, comments:

“Peel Hunt is incredibly proud to be supporting Rays of Sunshine as our chosen charity this year. It is a wonderful charity that helps create magical memories for children and their families during a very difficult time. We’re aiming to raise at least £12,000 over the next year, which will enable Rays of Sunshine to grant wishes for more brave and deserving children.”

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added:

“We can’t be more grateful to Peel Hunt for selecting Rays of Sunshine as its chosen charity. Rays of Sunshine receives no government funds and, therefore, we rely on the support of the general public and companies, like Peel Hunt, to make our work possible. We look forward to working with the team and supporting them through their fundraising and volunteering efforts to help make more wishes come true for brave and deserving children across the UK”