Several notable artists are going to be playing at the Rays of Sunshine Concert, which is taking place in early June at the Royal Albert Hall. The stars include Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Pixie Lott, JLS, Conor Maynard and Spelbound. The evening is going to be hosted by the Kiss FM presenter Melvin Odoom as well as Rochelle Wiseman.
Rays of Sunshine www.raysofsunshine.org.uk is a charity which grants wishes for teenagers and children who have serious medical conditions. Leona Lewis, as well as JLS, are ambassadors for the charity which is targeted towards people who are aged between three and 18 years.
JLS have commented, “We are a huge fan of this charity and because of that we have been able to meet so many teenagers and children. These young people are an inspiration to us with their bravery and strength going through their medical problems. This contest is going to be an incredible musical evening for people all across the country.”
Leona Lewis said: “I love being an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine. Every day of the year the charity adds a touch of sparkle into the lives of brave and deserving children. The Rays of Sunshine Concert will bring hundreds of children together for a precious night of fun and I’m so happy to be a part of it.”
Amongst the audience will be 1500 seriously ill children who have previously had their wishes granted by Rays of Sunshine.
These will include:
Isabelle (14) from Barnet who is living with Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the tibia. On the day of the concert Isabelle will be fulfilling her wish to go for a shopping spree at Lipsy in Brent Cross before coming to the concert at meeting Pixie Lott.
Wasim (17) from Harrow. Wasim had a liver transplant last year and was doing very well. Unfortunately, as a result of the transplant has developed a life threatening illness which is currently undiagnosed. Last year Rays of Sunshine fulfilled his wish to cook with Gordon Ramsay at Claridges Hotel. He also attended a recent reception hosted by Samantha Cameron at No 10 Downing Street.
Katie (10) from Lambhill, Glasgow is living with Neurofibromatosis (tumours) diagnosed in 2007. Katie’s greatest wish was to design a giant teddy bear and name it after her consultant, Jennifer. In August last year, Katie designed her giant bear complete with a pink spotty dress and pink bow in her hair!
The Rays of Sunshine Concert is sponsored by www.adot.com