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 donation was generated from October 2018 to February of this year through the Tickets2Wishes campaign. It is the latest contribution by Bacta to Rays of Sunshine which has totalled nearly £500,000 since 2012. President, James Miller along with CEO John White and immediate past president, Gabi Stergides, presented the cheque to the charity’s CEO, Jane Sharpe, and head of fundraising, Sara Rees.
The Bacta Charitable Trust has been raising donations for Rays through the Tickets2Wishes campaign, with kits that allow customers at FECs to donate leftover redemption tickets, contributions that are match-funded by operators. There are currently 75 Tickets2Wishes kits being used by association members across Britain.
Since the Trust launched in 1991, it has raised more than £3.25m for good causes.
James Miller, Bacta National President, commented: “Rays of Sunshine is a brilliant charity, and we are privileged to be a supporter. This milestone demonstrates again why Tickets2Wishes is such an effective fundraising tool: something that’s easy to put in place, allows both operators and customers to take part, and raises significant amounts. We’re proud of the difference Bacta members are making, and encourage more to get involved with the campaign.”
Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added: “Bacta has been a wonderful fundraising partner for us over a number of years. It has consistently shown the ability to galvanise its national network of both members and customers, and Tickets2Wishes has proven to be an innovative and highly successful fundraising approach. We’d like to thank the bacta community across the UK for its commitment and hard work, which really does make a difference.”