Christmas wishes came true early for seriously ill children as pop sensations paid them a visit.

One Direction gave children a surprise as they gave an exclusive performance in Wembley for the Rays of Sunshine charity.

Ahead of their performance on the X Factor final Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam visited 36 children and teenagers on Saturday December 14 at Cineworld in the London Designer Outlet .

The children all suffer from serious illness and had been waiting months for their dream to come true.

Amileigh O’Hagan, seven, was one of the lucky children and comes from Flixton in Manchester.

The One Direction superfan is living with chronic lung disease, which her to be short of breath.

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She loves the band and knows all their songs and was very excited to meet her favourite member of the band, Louis.

The Rays of Sunshine charity arranged for them to travel to London and for lunch at Frankie and Benny’s restaurant.

After this they went to Cineworld to watch the One Direction film, This is Us.

During the screening the cheeky boy band members, minus Zayn who was ill, made an appearance shining torches and broke in to song.

The biggest boy band in the world then sang acoustic versions of That’s What Makes You Beautiful and Little Things then took questions from the delighted audience.

All children were also given a signed One Direction T Shirt, a One Direction watch and two tickets to the 2014 tour all donated by One Direction.

The event was sponsored by Rays of Sunshine ’s charity partner, The Fragrance Shop and each child also received a 50ml bottle of One Direction’s Fragrance, Our Moment donated by shop.

Another girl who got to meet her favourite band was Tia Binks, 12, from Northampton.

She was born with kidney failure and is waiting for a transplant.

Her family said: “Tia is always singing and constantly has music, usually her one direction CDs, blasting out of her bedroom with her singing along to all the songs. She knows all the words. Tia has taken her illness in her stride and has stayed positive throughout everything she has been through.”