There are over 85,000 children and young people living in the UK with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness*. This figure is increasing every year.
Rays of Sunshine brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families by granting wishes and providing ongoing support within hospitals.
We believe that every child deserves to experience happiness and put their illness on hold – even if it is just for one day.
Our work creates a positive distraction, reduces isolation, improves self-esteem and creates precious memories and smiles.
To date, our work has reached over 80,000 seriously ill children and their families.
*Make Every Child Count Study, University of York, 2018