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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

Rays of Sunshine believe that children with serious illnesses deserve to have their dreams fulfilled. A wish gives children pure joy and the chance to be a child again.

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

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