Brave Newtonian Millie Robson had her wish granted to meet British girl group Little Mix at an exclusive event in London, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.
Rays of Sunshine ambassadors, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson took time out of their busy schedule to meet a group of 12 children with life-limiting conditions, including Millie.
The 16-year-old is a survivor of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, where she was seriously injured and sustained damage to both legs, one arm and her ears.
She had two operations to remove the nuts and bolts from both of her legs and has Tinnitus as a result of a perforated ear drum.
Despite everything that she’s been through, Millie is a very strong and mature teenager who loves music.
Her family says that they are extremely proud of how Millie has dealt with the operations, countless hospital appointments and police interviews following the attack.
At the private wish event, Little Mix spent time with the 12 children and their families who travelled from across the UK to meet their idols.
Millie’s mum Marie said: “Spending time with Little Mix was very special.
“Millie’s first concert after Manchester was to see Little Mix in Newcastle, to be able to tell the girls that in person was very special.
“Thank you to all involved in making Millie’s wish happen. It was a lovely experience for all of us.”
Little Mix posted on their social media channels today sharing photos from the event and said: “We LOVED meeting these brave and inspiring children at our Rays of Sunshine wish day! We’re honoured to be ambassadors for this amazing charity, thanks for having us 💞 the girls x.”
Millie’s wish was made possible thanks to the support of CODE Beautiful who donated 10% from the sales of their lip products throughout February to Rays of Sunshine in support of the charity’s #KISSES4WISHES campaign.
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity was formed in 2003 to brighten the lives of seriously ill young people and their families across the UK by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community.
For more information, or to apply for a wish to be granted, please visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk.