Rays of Sunshine
PoundToy is very pleased to announce our new partnership with the children's charity Rays of Sunshine. ROS is a leading UK charity which provides ongoing support to venerable and seriously ill children.
ROS is a national charity who 'brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families by granting wishes and providing ongoing support within hospitals.' They believe that every child deserves to experience happiness and put their illness on hold – even if it is just for one day. There main work helps create a positive distraction, reduces isolation, improves self-esteem and creates precious memories and smiles. Rays of Sunshine have helped 80,000 seriously ill children and their families.
Visit: Rays of Sunshine
Donate: ROS Donation Page
OUR WORK WITH ROS
The PoundToy and Rays of Sunshine partnership was formed in September with the plan of working together over the 2020 Christmas period.
“Over Christmas 2020 Rays of Sunshine are delivering festive fun to 333 seriously ill children across the UK both at home and in hospital. This is in place of our usual Christmas parties which sadly have not been possible this year due to the impact of Covid 19.
We are holding various online, interactive activities over 11 days culminating in a Virtual Christmas Party on the 12th Day.
PoundToy are very kindly putting together and delivering “Christmas in a Box” to all the families attending the Virtual Christmas Party – this means they get a bit of festive magic delivered to them which they can enjoy from home while engaging in our virtual party.
Many of our children have spent the majority of the year shielding and will not be able to celebrate Christmas in the same way as usual so thanks to PoundToy we will be able to bring Christmas to them!” - Ginnie Maxfield-White, Rays of Sunshine
PoundToy are delighted and honoured to continue our partnership with Sue Ryder & Manorlands Hospice, a leading local & national charity that provides excellent care and support for children & families who are suffering with many complex and life-threatening issues.
ABOUT SUE RYDER
Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is in Oxenhope, near Keighley and provides expert palliative care, advice and support for people across Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and North and West Bradford, who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
Their expert team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. They all work seamlessly together to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.
Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, they are there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.
Visit: Sue Ryder
OUR WORK WITH SUE RYDER
July 2019 - PoundToy sponsored the Manorlands Paint Rush, members of staff volunteered on the day and some even took part!
January 2020 - PoundToy sold and fulfilled children's fun books provided by Sue Ryder. Both of these books were donated by someone who's partner was provided end of life care by the team at Manorlands. PoundToy doubled the sales made from the books and sent this as a donation.
November 2020 - PoundToy donated over £1000 worth of toys for the team at Manorlands to sell/give away within the local community.
December 2020 - PoundToy organised a Christmas jumper & fancy dress day at work, where members of staff came in a whole host of amazing outfits!