Tag: Rays of Sunshine

Tickets2Wishes – Bacta grants magical wishes

Family arcade video Tickets2Wishes
Trade body Bacta keeps on driving the industry’s charitable instincts forward. Ticket2Wishes is one of its highlight programs, and one that is raising significant funds for Rays of Sunshine.

Bacta brings in the sunshine with £11k charitable donation

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The bacta Charitable Trust has handed over a cheque for £11k to children’s charity Rays of Sunshine. Rays of Sunshine is a charity that grants wish days and experiences to children with serious or life-limiting illnesses.   The 11k donation was generated from October 2018 to February of this year through the Tickets2Wishes campaign. It is the latest contribution by bacta...

Bacta Charitable Trust takes opportunity to thank industry

Charitable Trust thanks industry
The Bacta Charitable Trust took the opportunity to thank the industry at this year’s AGM and Convention, before announcing even more good causes for its..

1,500th pusher bed triggers Bulldog donation

Bulldog triggers donation
Bacta President Gabi Stergides and Shafiya Shah, Corporate Account Manager at the Rays of Sunshine charity, were on hand at the recent Park Avenue Open Day to accept a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the Bulldog Games brand of pusher and redemption equipment.

Bulldog sales will trigger £1,000 charity donation by RLMS

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Visitors to next week’s Park Avenue Open Day from 5 - 7 June, will have the opportunity to trigger a £1,000 donation to the Bacta charity, Rays of Sunshine, courtesy of Bulldog Games’ exclusive distributor, RLMS Sales. The Bulldog range, comprising eight, six and four position Deal or No Deal and Monopoly, officially licensed pushers, have proved a huge hit...

Husband and wife team complete London Marathon raising £8,500 for Rays of Sunshine

Glanville couple marathon
The hottest London Marathon in the event’s 37 year history took place on Sunday. But that did not stop Tony Glanville, managing director of RLMS Sales, and his wife Sarah raising £8,500 for Rays of sunshine, a charity that grants wishes for children in the UK

Bacta Charitable Trust confirm four partnerships

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Bacta members will now be raising much needed funds on behalf of four deserving causes. In addition to the incumbent Rays of Sunshine, the bacta Charitable Trust has agreed to partner the Macmillan/Royal Marsden, Great Ormond Trust Hospital and the Teenage Cancer Trust. The three additional charities were selected by the Trustees following nominations made by Bacta members.   Bacta chief...

Bacta announce launch of President’s Community Awards

Bacta President's Community Awards president's
Launching a new initiative for the industry’s ‘unsung heroes Bacta president Gabi Steridges has commended Tony Glanville of RLMS and Vanda Osinska of Bell-Fruit in the first President's Community Awards.   RLMS Managing Director, Tony Glanville and Bell-Fruit’s Group Sales and Customer Liaison Manager, Vanda Osinska, are the first recipients of the President's bacta Community Awards, an initiative introduced by National...

Bacta take charity contribution to £310,000

bacta, the UK trade association, presents a cheque for £30,000 to the Rays of Sunshine UK charity
#Tickets2Wishes, the simple and fun redemption initiative developed as part of bacta’s charity fundraising campaign in aid of Rays of Sunshine, has been described as “a fantastic example of using creativity to generate much welcomed funds but also raising awareness of Rays of Sunshine at the same time” by the charity’s CEO, Jane Sharpe.   Administered by bacta in aid of...

Bacta launch #Tickets2wishes for Rays of Sunshine campaign

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The bacta Charitable Trust has set itself an ambitious target of increasing its contribution to the Rays of Sunshine charity to over £500,000 by the end of 2017. The target, which equates to an additional £190,000, will be boosted by #Tickets2wishes, a simple and fun initiative designed primarily for the association’s FEC members. “We urge all operators of redemption machines to...

All eyes on Electrocoin and UDC’s Park Avenue gathering

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Electrocoin, in collaboration with UDC, will once again hold its Park Avenue display show on June 7 allowing companies to show off their latest products.   Over thirty companies including the likes of Bandai- Namco and Sega will head to London for the day, which will run between 10.00 to 17.00. “Once again we have had a fantastic response from companies wanting...

Gamestec feel the mud, sweat and tears

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Gamestec is getting its hands dirty this year to raise money for charity, starting with the world’s largest obstacle course race.   The company’s team Muddy Hell Fire took on a series of challenges throughout 2016 in aid of Rays of Sunshine, all culminating in an incredible race up and down Mount Snowdon which saw the gaming machine operator raise over...

Bacta launch initiative to help children with serious illnesses

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Leftover redemption tickets are being used to help raise money for Bacta’s charity partner Rays of Sunshine in an initiative called #Tickets2wishes.   The initiative was launched at Funstation in Castleford, Yorkshire and works by customers donating leftover redemption tickets with the operators then matching that amount before being donated to the charity. “Funstation is all about friends and family having fun...

Three Peaks to be climbed in memory of Kieran Corrigan

Coinslot - Kieran Corrigan Three Peaks Challenge
A team raising money in memory of Kieran Corrigan, son of Albert Corrigan, will undertake the National Three Peaks Challenge for the Rays of Sunshine charity.   Members of the industry and their friends and family are being called upon to donate to the National Three Peaks Challenge, in memory of Kieran Corrigan. The son of amusements veteran Albert Corrigan, Kieran...

MPs support #Kisses4Wishes as bacta raises over £8,000 at Parliamentary Reception

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The bacta charitable trust has set itself an ambitious target of increasing its contribution to the Rays of Sunshine charity to over £500,000 by the end of 2017. The target, which equates to an additional £190,000, was announced at the parliamentary reception for the charity held in the House of Commons last week and attended by 14 MPs including four...

Rays of Sunshine – Charity plans for magnificent sunset

Coinslot Rays of Sunshine Bacta
Raising money for worthy causes continues to be a passion for people across the industry, including, of course, many bacta members. The trade body’s partnership with Rays of Sunshine is now entering the final of its five year period, with £310,000 having so far been raised in aid of granting wishes for seriously ill children. “Thank you all for the astounding...

Maggi golf day continues charitable success

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Maggi Maggi recently held is annual charity golf day, with a number of industry luminaries turning out to support good causes while testing their skills on the fairways. The company’s marketing co-ordinator Stephanie Smith provided a report of how the day’s action unfolded: “The 7 September 2016 proved to be the perfect day to hold our 10th Annual Golf Tournament...

Palace and Jimmy G’s raise £4000 for charity

During July, Palace Amusements and Jimmy G’s ran a charity raffle across its 20 venues, open to all staff and customers, with prizes kindly donated from Merlin and The Bench Wine Bars in Ashford and Ramsgate. All proceeds collected were matched by the company and were split between Rays of Sunshine and The Jim Godden Memorial Trust. Rays of Sunshine...

Playnation’s MD says there’s still time to support team Muddy Hell Fire

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Team Muddy Hell Fire overcame a gruelling 22 mile run up and down Mount Snowdon to raise money for Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity.   Last year the Muddy Hell Fire team took on the Mudder Challenge, running 44 miles and tackling over 260 obstacles over the course of three events to raise funds for the Rays of Sunshine charity. The charity...

Charity bikers rev up for a brand new beginning

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The Bacta Bikers descended on London to present the fruits of their most recent journey, as founder Dave Orton bid farewell to the industry’s most colourful fundraising group.   Motorbike fundraisers and trade body stalwarts, the Bacta Bikers, took to the streets of Wembley this past week to present Rays of Sunshine with the money gathered on their most recent excursion....