<Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity was formed in 2003 to brighten the lives of children who are living with serious or life-limiting illnesses, between the ages of 3-18, across the United Kingdom.>

Our Purpose

There are 49,000 children and young people living in the UK with a serious 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.

<We'll never ever be able to thank you enough for what you did for Daniel, what you did for all of us. You're as important to us as the surgeon who saved his life, the oncologist who keeps him well, the radiologist who monitors him and the nurses who care for him.>

What we do

We brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families by granting magical wishes, hosting interactive hospital activity days and granting hospital ward wishes.

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<No matter what the future holds for Lauren we will always have the memories of seeing her run towards the mermaid and the look on her face.>