Pictures on art gallery walls

Rays of Sunshine Children's Art Gallery

JLF recently awarded a grant of £10,000 to Rays of Sunshine with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of seriously ill young people receiving long-term treatment in hospital during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Monday 1st March, Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children across the UK by granting their wishes and providing ongoing support, launched a virtual children’s art gallery displaying art created by the children and young people it supports. Each piece of artwork on display in the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Art Gallery has been produced by a child or young person, who is currently living with a serious or life-limiting illness, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Created alongside Moyosa Media, award winners in digital technology, the gallery aims to celebrate the magical bond between Rays of Sunshine and its beneficiaries, in addition to recognising the charity’s patrons and supporters. Each child has depicted their own interpretation of the theme ‘sunshine, happiness and laughter’ and many of the pieces of art were created during group creative workshops with Rays of Sunshine.

The Rays of Sunshine Children’s Art Gallery is live here:

We’re really excited to be launching the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Art Gallery filled with wonderful artwork by our beneficiaries. Every piece on display was created by a child living with a serious or life-limiting illness and the result is a collection of art as unique and inspiring as the children themselves. During the pandemic, Rays of Sunshine has been committed to continuing to support families across the UK, and provide joy and hope, and this gallery is no exception. Bringing together the children and families via virtual art sessions has resulted in some incredible pieces of art, which we are very proud to display. We’re incredibly grateful and thankful to everyone who made this possible, including our generous sponsors, Moyosa Media and, of course, all our very talented artists  – Lindsey Bennister, Chief Executive Officer of Rays of Sunshine.

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