Rays of Sunshine
Diggerland is delighted to be working with Rays of Sunshine. To celebrate the launch of the working relationship between the theme park and the charity, Diggerland is giving the children’s charity 20 complimentary tickets, offering a number seriously ill children the chance to enjoy a day of fun-filled distraction from the daily routines of hospital appointments and treatments.
Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for children across the UK (aged three to 18), living with a serious or life-limiting illness. Every day of the year the charity gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape.
Over 4,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disney World in Florida, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days, parties and The Rays of Sunshine Concert at The Royal Albert Hall.
Sherene Garvin-Mack, UK Marketing Manager at Diggerland, commented:
“Working with Rays of Sunshine is extremely important to Diggerland. Nothing is more gratifying then to see the children of the charity having their wishes come true. Rays of Sunshine is a truly remarkable charity and to see the hard-working staff and volunteers go above and beyond to make the lives of these children just that bit more manageable, with an unforgettable experience is beautiful. We cannot wait to welcome the children, we just know they will have “Buckets of Fun”.
Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Diggerland and we’re extremely grateful to be able to invite our wish children along to enjoy the theme park. It’s great to be able to offer our wish children the chance to spend the day having fun, giving them the opportunity to escape from the daily routine of hospital appointments and treatment.”