Inspirational girl with cancer has artwork displayed in virtual gallery

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A young girl from Beckenham who suffers from Burkitts Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, and has endured gruelling chemotherapy, has had her artwork displayed in a virtual art gallery.

Eleven-year-old Sunnie from Beckenham had had her artwork ‘Who doesn’t love the beach?’ displayed in the Rays of Sunshine virtual gallery, representing the place she is most happy.

Launched on March 1, the gallery is the work of Rays of Sunshine, a children’s charity that aims to brighten the lives of seriously ill children across the UK by granting their wishes and providing ongoing support. The gallery, which was created with the help of Moyosa Media, displays bespoke artwork created by children who are all living with a serious or life-limiting illness.

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.

Lindsey Bennister, chief executive officer of Rays of Sunshine, said: “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.”

The Rays of Sunshine Children’s Art Gallery can be viewed here:

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