Brave youngster’s wish to meet singing star is granted

A seriously ill eight-year-old from Leyland, has had her greatest wish granted to meet her idol, Olly Murs, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Childrens Charity, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk and The Fragrance Shop http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/.
 
Ella is currently living with Renal Failure and was born with dysplastic kidneys, which meant they never developed and eventually led to both of them failing
A seriously ill eight-year-old from Leyland, has had her greatest wish granted to meet her idol, Olly Murs, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Childrens Charity, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk and The Fragrance Shop http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/. Ella is currently living with Renal Failure and was born with dysplastic kidneys, which meant they never developed and eventually led to both of them failing
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Little Ella Turner had her greatest wish granted when she met her idol Olly Murs - and gave him a kiss!

The seriously ill eight-year-old, of Mill Lane, Leyland, is currently living with renal failure and was born with dysplastic kidneys, which meant they never developed and eventually led to both of them failing.

She is now reliant on dialysis to do the job of her kidneys.

Despite this, Ella is a happy youngster who deals with her illness very well and gets on with everything that needs to be done.

Olly is her favourite pop star and her greatest wish was to meet him.

The get together was made possible thanks to the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity and The Fragrance Shop.

The singer has been an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine since 2012 and regularly gives up his time to help grant wishes for seriously ill children in the UK.

The exclusive meeting took place at the AMBA Hotel Charing Cross, London, where Olly spent some time chatting to all of the children, before posing for photos.

When it was Ella’s turn to ask her idol a question, she told Olly her favourite song was ‘Kiss Me’ and even gave the X Factor star a kiss on the cheek!

Olly said: “I love being an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine.

“I feel honoured to be someone’s wish, so it’s an absolute pleasure to meet Ella and his family and spend time getting to know them.

“I hope to be involved with Rays of Sunshine for many years to come.”

Ella’s mum Michelle said: “Ella found the day so good. She was really overwhelmed and excited when she met Olly.

“She’s still talking about it to all her school friends.”

Rays of Sunshine’s corporate partner The Fragrance Shop donates 5p from every transaction made to the charity to help fund wishes for seriously ill children like Ella.

To date, the perfume retailer has raised more than £500,000 for the children’s charity.

Rays of Sunshine brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large scale events for seriously ill children, including The Rays of Sunshine Concert.

Meanwhile a Rays of sunshine Valentine’s Day campaign called “Kisses4Wishes”, that Olly has backed, was launched yesterday.

It is encouraging people to post photos of themselves blowing a kiss using the #Kisses4Wishes hashtag and texting ‘KISS03 £3’ to 70070 to donate £3 to the charity.