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Fundraising is a fun and active way to get involved in our charity.

It’s also a great way to challenge yourself and do something you wouldn’t normally do, whilst raising money to grant wishes at the same time.

 

Become Your Wish

As you know, it’s our mission to make children’s wishes come true….and now you can get in on the action and make your own childhood wish come true for a day! Embrace your childhood hero and spend the day as your wish. There are a couple of different ways you can get involved:

We’re asking you to get involved by:

  • Hosting a Become Your Wish day at work – fun for the whole office, great for team building and the feel-good factor of granting more magical wishes – all at the same time!
  • Asking your child’s school to hold a Become Your Wish day – we’ve got flyers and information packs with everything you need.
  • Holding a Become your Wish fancy-dress party at home and encourage your nearest and dearest to dress us as their childhood wish for the night.
  • Encouraging your friends and families to get involved too and host their own Become Your Wish day.

We will be with you every step of the way from the moment you sign-up until the big day itself!

We will provide you with:

  • Fundraising how-to guide
  • Dress-up guide to help get you inspired!
  • Step by step guide for asking your employer and child’s school for support
For more info, please contact Jess on jess@raysofsunshine.org.uk or call 0208 782 1171.

You may ask ‘Why Rays of Sunshine’?

Well by raising money for us you can help seriously ill children and  their families forget their illness and experience the joy and excitement of doing something they’ve only ever dreamt of before.  Our dedicated wish team responds to all wish applications within two weeks., and we do not operate a waiting list; every wish gets our immediate attention.

The average cost of a wish is £1,200 and, as we don’t receive any government funding, every penny we raise makes a difference. Each year over £1 million pounds has to be raised with the help of our donors and supporters to turn wishes into happy memories.

Whether you want to complete a Triathlon, hold a bake sale, or do a sponsored event, read on for inspiration and further information  on how to get started.

Looking for Inspiration?

There are lots of fun ways you can raise money and help us grant more wishes. There’s no limit to what you can try – as long as it’s safe and legal! Below are some tried and tested ideas from our fundraisers to get you started, or download our Fundraising Pack – just fill out the form below to download yours.

Take on a Challenge – Why not push yourself to your limits and take on a challenge event? Whether you want to take part in the London Marathon, the Great North Run or even the Tri For Life, you’ll be sure to clock up the s-miles by taking part.

To see which events we participate in, visit our Events section.

Host a Sunshine Breakfast – Gather together your friends and family, colleagues and classmates or customers and clients to join you in a Sunshine Breakfast. It’s a great way to network, promote a product or just come together and spend some quality time.

We have a range of materials to help you plan and organize your event and some great tips to help you fundraise and whilst kicking off the day in fun and exciting way. Download our Sunshine Breakfast Pack.

Walk for wishes – A sponsored walk can be challenging as well as fun and sociable. You could do a walk between football grounds, your friend’s houses, around your local park, or even a fancy dress night walk. The more imaginative the route, the more people will want to sign up or sponsor you.

Quiz night – Quizzes are always popular and a really easy way to get involved, and have fun at the same time. You can theme it to the season i.e. Halloween, Easter or Christmas, or make it movie, music or sports themed depending on your audience.  You could charge a team entry fee and include a raffle to raise more funds on the night. Your local pub may even let you host the event for free.

Hold a tournament – football, rugby, softball, golf even tiddlywinks. If you can play in a team or competition then you have yourself a fundraiser. Add a BBQ and a raffle and your onto a winner.

Hold a Sunshine Day – A simple but really effective fundraising idea. No matter where you work or how you get involved just do something ‘Sunshine themed’ for the day. Dress down in yellow, bake and sell yellow cakes, host a sunshine drawing class with local children, have a pamper day with a yellow theme, host a Sunshine cocktail class, the list is endless.

Or if you have any other questions, please take a look at our Fundraising FAQs.

If you’re stuck for ideas or need some advice, please contact our community fundraising team on 0208 782 1171 or email events@raysofsunshine.org.uk or request a Fundraising Pack using the form below:

Download a Fundraising Pack

Thank you for choosing to fundraise for Rays of Sunshine, we really appreciate it. Whether you raise a little or a lot, you will be helping us to continue granting magical wishes. By filling in the information below, you will be able to access our Fundraising Pack, filled with ideas and advice on how you can help.
    By submitting this form you agree to us recording your details on our database. We may contact you by phone, email, text or post about how you can get involved. Your details will be kept securely and only shared with our suppliers or partners. We never sell or swap your details with third parties. If you prefer us not to use your details in this way please untick this box.

 

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