Our Charity Partner
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.
Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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. Over 6,000 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 Disneyland in 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.
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 and parties.
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel have a calendar of fundraising activities planned, including a charity bake off in May, staff wearing yellow and decorating the hotel in charity colours in June, a charity car wash in August, a 12-hour sponsored cycle in the leisure club and a gala ball in October with at least £5 per ticket going to Rays of Sunshine. We are working on more events but if you have any ideas, please come forward!
Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership and GET INVOLVED to reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children.