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Our Charity Partner

Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine

Rays of Sunshine charity logo in bold yellow text.

Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine,, 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 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.

Our very own Nathan, General Manager at Mercure Tunbridge Wells, hit his target and raised £1095 for Rays of Sunshine. In early 2018, he lost weight and then in July, he jumped out of a plane for a sponsored Sky Dive! He cannot stand roller coasters and doesn’t like adrenaline rushes, so this was one of the biggest challenges he’s faced yet! Nathan has now completed his Sky Dive, but you can still click here to donate. Mercure Tunbridge Wells have also been fundraising by holding raffles at the children’s parties they host with Once Upon A Wish Events.

Nathan GM at Tunbridge Wells did a sponsored Sky Dive for Rays of Sunshine           Nathan GM at Tunbridge Wells did a sponsored Sky Dive for Rays of Sunshine           Nathan GM at Tunbridge Wells did a sponsored Sky Dive for Rays of Sunshine

We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children.  Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.