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Rays of Sunshine is a national charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community

Granting Magical Wishes

Every day of the year, Rays of Sunshine gives children and young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for a day, meet their favourite celebrity or even a 'real-life' mermaid, or the Loch Ness Monster, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that come true.

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Sunshine in Hospitals

Our hospital team delivers sunshine to children up and down the country currently receiving treatment in hospitals.

From our activity days to our sensory bags, we aim to reach children and their families when they need it the most.

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A girl with a necklace made of lights singing into a microphone.

Wish Community Events

At Rays of Sunshine, the wish is just the beginning. Our wish community events are free, accessible events for our wish children and their families.

We have lots of entertaining events in the calendar, including exclusive private screenings, our online choir, an event with Ferrari — and so much more. There’s something for everyone!

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Wish Stories

A wish means children get a moment to think about nothing else in the world but their happiness. It’s a chance to spread some sunshine (and a little bit of magic!) for young people, helping them to forget about doctors and treatment.

Read about our recent wishes directly from the children and families we have granted them for.

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Our Impact

Read the latest Rays of Sunshine Impact Report taking a look back at 2023 - an amazing year, where we granted 358 magical wishes thanks to supporters like you.

To tell the story of our year, we have Delilah’s dream wish to see Pink live, a look back at amazing Wish Community events, and our Sunshine in Hospitals work across the UK.

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