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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 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.

Disney inspired princesses and Rays of Sunshine volunteers posing for a photo.

Our very own Nathan, General Manager at Mercure Tunbridge Wells, is raising money for Rays of Sunshine by losing weight and jumping out of a plane for a sponsored Sky Dive in July! He cannot stand roller coasters and doesn’t like adrenaline rushes, so this is set to be one of the biggest challenges he’s faced yet! Click here to donate to Rays of Sunshine and support Nathan. Mercure Tunbridge Wells have also been fundraising by holding raffles at the children’s parties they host alongside Once Upon A Wish Events

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.