Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity granting wishes and hospital ward wishes for seriously ill children across the UK

Summary

Rays of Sunshine was set up in 2003 to brighten up the lives of seriously ill children across the UK by granting their wishes. Our experienced team of wish coordinators provide a high quality of service supported by a team of volunteers nationwide. We take care of every detail to ensure the family can focus 100% on enjoying the wish. As well as granting wishes our hospital activity programme continues to grow to meet the demand for entertainment and distraction for children receiving long-term treatment. In 2015 we fulfilled 25 hospital ward wishes, and held a further 20 activity events within hospitals. The charity’s work offers a positive distraction and creates eternal memories for the children and their families – and it also provides support to the hospitals and hospices that treat these children. 

Challenge

There are currently 49,000 children in the UK living with a serious or terminal illness, many of whom will not reach adulthood. 

Objectives

To provide distraction from pain and medical treatment, entertainment and excitement at an otherwise challenging time. To help improve positive mental attitude to help children cope better with treatment. To offer the opportunity for children to feel ‘normal’ and take part in activities or experiences their healthy peers take for granted. To create memories for the family to cherish.

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QiC Oncology Highly Commended 2016
Cancer Charity Initiative of the Year (small)
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity granting wishes and hospital ward wishes for seriously ill children across the UK
by Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity

Contacts

Laura Barnett

Job title:
Head of Communications and Development
Place of work:
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity
Telephone:
020 8782 1171
Email:
laura@raysofsunshine.org.uk


QiC Oncology 2016 partner:
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Supported by: