Brighton Pier welcomed families supported by Rays of Sunshine recently for a special VIP fun day where, the attraction presented a £3,500 cheque to the charity raised through the Tickets2Wishes fundraising initiative.
Brighton Pier played host to a VIP day for local Rays of Sunshine families over the weekend of 30 November, with arcade operations manager Mike Brocklehurst presenting the charity with £3,500 raised via the Tickets2Wishes initiative.
Alongside Brocklehurst, Brighton Pier CEO Anne Ackord and charity representative Olivia Marks joined parliamentary candidate for Labour, Lloyd Russell-Moyle in welcoming families to the special fun day event.
“It’s incredible to see such wonderful charitable giving through Bacta and Rays of Sunshine’s initiative, #Tickets2Wishes,” said Russell-Moyle. “It helps families and children with life limiting conditions experience a fun day out – thank you for supporting Brighton in this way.”
Families present included that of 16-year old Cameron, currently in remission from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, who was granted the wish to visit the WWE Wrestle Mania Special in Orlando by Rays of Sunshine.
Alongside Cameron, the family of local resident Hunter attended the event, in the run up to the charity organising a helicopter and monster truck ride for the five-year-old, diagnosed with the childhood eye cancer Retinoblastoma.
“The work Rays of Sunshine does is so inspiring,” said Pier marketing manager Neil Blackmore. “We’re 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.”
Rays of Sunshine CEO Jane Sharpe added: “We are so grateful to the Bacta charitable trust and its members for supporting the Tickets2Wishes fundraising scheme.”
“It is only with the support of our valued partners, like Bacta, that we can continue our work.”