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Rays of Sunshine

Rays of Sunshine children's charity brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families by granting their wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community. Our work creates a positive distraction, reduces isolation, improves self-esteem and creates precious memories and smiles.


Registered charity no. 1102529

Member since August 2016

About us

How we can help:

Granting Magical Wishes: Every day of the year, Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving 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, go to Disneyland Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a 'real-life' mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.

Hospital Support:

Hospital Activity Days - bring sunshine to children on the wards of hospitals across the UK through entertainment, such as Bollywood dancers and imaginative arts and crafts

Hospital Events - We host events within hospitals, from searching for budding talent for our choir to hosting seasonal parties.

Hospital Play Specialist - Rays of Sunshine's Hospital Play Specialist uses play as a therapeutic tool to help children, and their siblings, understand their illness and treatment both in hospital and at home visits.

Hospital Ward Wishes - these benefit thousands of patients each year and have included decorating treatment rooms, purchasing equipment, funding sensory rooms and funding an indoor sensory garden.