Rays of Sunshine launches Ray for a Day 2023 campaign to help fund more magical wishes
Rays of Sunshine is delighted to launch this year’s Ray for a Day campaign, taking place on 21st June 2023, to help fund more magical wishes for seriously ill children across the UK.
The fundraising drive takes place annually on the longest day of the year, the 21st of June, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. Supporters are asked to be a Ray for a Day and help make the world a brighter place for seriously ill children and their families.
To become a Ray for a Day in 2023, there are just three simple steps to take part: wear yellow, shine and donate.
Whether you put together an all-yellow ensemble, or simply opt for yellow socks, wear your yellow with pride and donate £2 to Rays of Sunshine. There’s no limit on where to wear your yellow – so you can shine bright whether you’re at school, work, the gym, or anywhere else!
By becoming a Ray for a Day and donating to Rays of Sunshine, you will help grant more magical wishes for children like Grishma. She was just two years old when she was diagnosed with Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis. Her illness meant she had to spend a lot of time in hospital, and was unable to play like other children her age.
That’s when she was referred to Rays of Sunshine for a wish, and being a huge Peppa Pig fan, she asked for a trip to Peppa Pig Word and a Peppa Pig bike. The Rays of Sunshine Wish Granting team also went the extra mile by having Princess Elsa from Frozen, another one of Grishma’s favourites, deliver the new bike to her home.
Grishma’s mum, Geeta, said: “We were so excited when we found out Grishma’s wish would be fulfilled because it gave her more reason to play and have fun like she should as a little girl.
“Rays of Sunshine fulfilled Grishma’s every wish. It was so heart-warming to see how excited she was when Elsa knocked on our door, she was literally dancing with joy. These are memories that we all still treasure today as a family.”
This Ray for a Day, the campaign clock will begin ticking at sunrise (4.41am) and stop at sunset (9.23pm), giving us 16 hours and 42 minutes of sunlight to have fun and raise vital funds to make more magic happen.
Cheryl Tissot, Chief Executive at Rays of Sunshine, said: “We hope people across the UK join us for Ray for a Day, on the longest day of the year, and help make the world a brighter place for seriously ill children and their families.
“Wear yellow and shine wherever you choose – at school, the office, the gym, or even at home – it’s up to you. Taking part and the money raised will help us to grant more magical wishes as unique as the children themselves”
Sign up to our Ray for a Day campaign today, wear yellow and donate on 21st June, and you can help grant more wishes for children like Grishma.
For more information, visit: raysofsunshine.org.uk/rayforaday/