CHALLENGE YOURSELF FOR RAINBOWS

Take to the road. Take to the water. Or take to the hills! Whether you want go to great lengths or something more modest, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has a challenge for you.

You can help raise much-needed funds by taking part in a challenge in the UK or further afield. From a stroll to a marathon, a skydive to a mountain climb there is something to suit adventurers of all levels of fitness and bravery.

Intrepid fundraisers can visit the events page on the Rainbows website to find a suitable challenge www.rainbows.co.uk/challenges. With almost 30 challenges listed there should be something for anyone who wants to get involved. Walkers can do the Walk of Life on 27 May, as part of Children’s Hospice Week; runners can take part in the Great North Run on 16 September; skydivers can leap out of a plane at a time to suit and for those looking for something more extreme, there’s the chance to climb Kilimanjaro next January. Those with a taste for travel might also be interested in challenges in Brazil, Spain, Sweden and even the Sahara Desert.

Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows, said: “Rainbows challenge events raised more than £200,000 for the charity last year.

“Challenges can be undertaken by individuals or groups, so why not get your work colleagues or sports team mates involved too? The Cooper Parry Business Team Challenge to run the Derby 10K on 2 April is a great way to raise money and prove your fitness within the business community.”

For further information on Rainbows Challenge events, please contact the Rainbows fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or
fundraising@rainbows.co.uk.

Rainbows Lottery Winners 27/01/12

1st PRIZE OF £1000.00

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2nd PRIZE OF £100.00

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3rd PRIZE OF £100.00

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30 PRIZES OF £5.00

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Bus Driving Superheroes raise money for Rainbows

Residents of South Wigston and Oadby may have been surprised recently when their local ARRIVA MIDLANDS bus service turned up driven by a “SUPER HERO”.

Local driver Mark Greenfield and his colleagues at the South Wigston depot had decided to raise funds for Rainbows Hospice before Christmas by donning various Super Hero outfits whilst driving their buses and asking their passengers for donations in support of the hospice.

Mark, pictured 2nd right with his Super Hero colleagues, said that they were amazed and delighted with the magnificent response from the local community who donated a total of £1500 to Rainbows.




Rainbows Lottery Winners 20/01/2012

1st PRIZE OF £1000.00
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2nd PRIZE OF £100.00
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3rd PRIZE OF £100.00
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30 PRIZES OF £5.00

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Rainbows Lottery Winners 13/01/2012

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2nd PRIZE OF £100.00
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3rd PRIZE OF £100.00
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Happy New Year everyone!

We hope that you’re as excited and geared up for 2012 as we are! Thanks to everyone who fundraised with us and all of their incredible supporters – 2011 was a fantastic year despite the economy. Now we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2012, and with the incredible support we have, we hope to make 2012 even bigger than 2011..

Whatever your plans for 2012, we hope that we can be a part of them. Maybe you’ve set yourself a new year’s resolution or two? Is 2012 the year that you achieve that lifelong ambition to climb Kilimanjaro? Or are you taking part in your first marathon? Maybe you’re ready to conquer that fear of heights with a skydive? Whatever your challenge for 2012, you can help make a difference to Rainbows.

By setting up a fundraising page, letting your friends and family know just how you will be pushing yourself this year and asking them to donate, you’ll be ticking one more thing of that to-do list. All while raising those all-important funds for a great cause. Start your own fundraising page at JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving

We’d love to hear all of the weird and wonderful ways you’ll be raising money for charity in 2012. Email us, or let us know on Facebook or via Twitter.

Kalimanton Jungle Trek

Our challenging trek takes us truly off the beaten track. We trek through dense, steamy jungle, surrounded by the incredibly atmospheric sounds made by a myriad of insects, animals such as gibbons, hornbills and tree frogs, and the all-pervasive dripping foliage. Staying in local Dayak villages, we gain a privileged insight into their ancient culture.
You won’t have many home comforts, but this is an unforgettable challenge in an untamed environment – a true adventure in every sense.

Minimum sponsorship option:
Registration: £399
Minimum fundraising target: £3,600

Self-funder option:

Registration: £399 Balance: £1,440
Minimum fundraising target: no minimum but please raise as much as you can!

For an information pack please contact the fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk.
Once registered in support of Rainbows, we will support you with fundraising advice and ideas to help you meet your fundraising target.

Trek Iceland

One of the world’s most diverse trekking areas is situated on the southern highlands of Iceland, the third-biggest geothermal zone in the world. There are very few places that can offer such diverse landscapes and scenic views. There are colourful rhyolite mountains, huge glaciers, steaming hot springs, rivers of every shape and size, peaceful lakes, immense waterfalls and deep canyons. Camping in the remote wilderness ensures a unique way of experiencing this stunning and diverse landscape.

Minimum sponsorship option:
Registration: £199
Minimum fundraising target: £1,800

Self-funder option:
Registration: £199 Balance: £875
Minimum fundraising target: no minimum but please raise as much as you can!

For an information pack please contact the fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk.
Once registered in support of Rainbows, we will support you with fundraising advice and ideas to help you meet your fundraising target.

Rainbows Lottery Winners 06/01/12

1st PRIZE OF £1000.00
014482 DERBY

2nd PRIZE OF £100.00
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3rd PRIZE OF £100.00
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30 PRIZES OF £5.00

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Kalimantan Jungle Trek

Our challenging trek takes us truly off the beaten track. We trek through dense, steamy jungle, surrounded by the incredibly atmospheric sounds made by a myriad of insects, animals such as gibbons, hornbills and tree frogs, and the all-pervasive dripping foliage. Staying in local Dayak villages, we gain a privileged insight into their ancient culture.

You won’t have many home comforts, but this is an unforgettable challenge in an untamed environment – a true adventure in every sense.

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration: £399

Minimum fundraising target: £3,600

Self-funder option:

Registration: £399   Balance: £1,440

Minimum fundraising target: no minimum but please raise as much as you can!

For an information pack please contact the fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk.

Once registered in support of Rainbows, we will support you with fundraising advice and ideas to help you meet your fundraising target.