Mumbles Pier hosted a VIP fun day on 9 August, welcoming local families granted a wish by Rays of Sunshine through Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes initiative for an exclusive day out.
The event also saw Mumbles Pier chairman John Bollom joined by Swansea MP Carolyn Harris to present a cheque for £1000 to the charity from funds raised by pier customers.
“It’s incredible to see such wonderful charitable giving through Bacta and Rays of Sunshine’s initiative, helping families and children with life limiting conditions experience a fun day out,” said Harris. “Thank you for supporting Swansea in this way.”
Harris was welcomed by seven-year old Lydia and ten-year old Daniel, who were in attendance with their families, having previously been granted wishes by Rays of Sunshine.
Lydia met the pop group and Rays of Sunshine ambassadors Little Mix, while Daniel visited Legoland for Christmas, and Lapland UK to meet Santa Claus.
“We are proud to be the hosts for the families who have been supported by the amazing charity Rays of Sunshine, and extremely proud as a local family business to be a part of BACTA and the #Tickets2Wishes campaign,” said Bollom.
Bacta is a long-term charitable supporter of Rays of Sunshine, and to date the association’s members have raised £500,000 through its charitable trust and partnership with Rays of Sunshine.
The Tickets2Wishes scheme enables customers visiting Mumbles Pier and many other locations around the country to donate leftover Prize tickets to Rays of Sunshine which are then used to grant wishes for children battling serious and life-limiting conditions.
“Bacta is all about family and friends coming together to make memories,” added president James Miller.
“By supporting Rays of Sunshine through the Tickets2Wishes scheme we can bring deserving families together for family days out that they won’t forget.”