What We Do
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 is a UK registered charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged three to 18 across the UK by granting their 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 vision is to make wishes come true and turn them in to happy memories.
We do this by:-
Granting children’s individual wishes, however impossible the wish may seem
Granting hospital ward wishes
Hosting hospital activity days within children’s wards
Organising events for our children and families
Wishes are as unique as children themselves. They give a child the chance to forget their illness and do something they could only dream of. Wishes make a child feel extra-special and bring them hope and happiness. They also provide families with treasured memories of happy times to look back on.
Whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for a day, own an iPad or meet their favourite pop star, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
*Source: Together for Short Lives