On August 9, 2019, Mumbles Pier in Swansea hosted a VIP day with local families who have benefitted from a Rays of Sunshine wish. The event was part of Bacta’s, the UK’s trade associate for the amusement industry, Tickets 2 Wishes scheme.
Local Swansea MP and Rays of Sunshine advocate, Carolyn Harris, attended the event.
A key highlight of the VIP day was a cheque for £1,000 being presented to Tickets 2 Wishes from funds raised by Mumbles Pier and their customers.
Tickets 2 Wishes is a national scheme which allows customers that are visiting Mumbles Pier and other participating attraction sites up and down the country, to donate any leftover prize tickets to Rays of Sunshine. The prize tickets are then used to grant wishes for children living with serious and life-limiting conditions.
Seven-year old Lydia and 10-year old Daniel attended the VIP day out at Mumbles Pier with their families. Both children have been granted wishes by Rays of Sunshine. Lydia met her idols and Rays of Sunshine Ambassadors Little Mix, and Daniel visited Lapland UK to see Father Christmas and Legoland to enjoy their Christmas activities.
Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea, commented on the event.
“It’s incredible to see such wonderful charitable giving through Bacta and Rays of Sunshine’s initiative, #Tickets2Wishes, helping families and children with life limiting conditions experience a fun day out – thank you for supporting Swansea in this way.”
Mumbles Pier chairman, John Bollom said:
“We are proud to be the hosts for the families who have been supported by the amazing charity Rays of Sunshine and extremely proud as a local family business to be a part of Bacta and the #Tickets2Wishes campaign to help other families and create important memories for them.”
Bacta, a long-term supporter of Rays of Sunshine, has, over the years, raised around £500,000 for the charity.