We need you to give a gift that’s sweeter than chocolate this Easter

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Monday 20 March 2017

Only one in 10 children who we care for can enjoy eating Easter eggs, so this year we are asking people to buy a Gift that Gives instead of chocolate.

Everyone loves giving and receiving chocolate at Easter – young people especially. But because of dietary and medical considerations, just 10 percent of those cared for at our hospice can actually enjoy eating them.

Gill Smitherman, Donor Development Manager at Rainbows, said: “Every Easter we are inundated with eggs from our very generous supporters. Chocolate lasts a moment for some children and we want people to help us make memories, which will last a lifetime, for all of our children.

“That’s why this Easter, instead of giving a chocolate egg to show our youngsters how much you care, we’re encouraging all of our amazing supporters the chance to purchase one of our unique Gifts That Give instead.”

Gifts that Give are a collection of alternative gifts – like music therapy, hydrotherapy or a special trip out – for our children, young people and their families. People choose a gift and Rainbows makes the memories.

Gill added: “If you’ve already bought an Easter egg for Rainbows, thank you. Some will be used as gifts for children, young people and families, some will be used by the play team and care team and, if there are any left over, they will be used by the fundraising team for raffles, tombolas and to say thank you to people fundraising on our behalf.”

To find out more, visit any one of the Rainbows shops or visit rainbows.co.uk/easter

Lottery Draw Results – 17th March 2017

Lottery Number Win Amount/
050869 £ 1,000.00
778322 £ 100.00
054329 £ 100.00
021742 £ 5.00
085536 £ 5.00
044066 £ 5.00
065256 £ 5.00
644582 £ 5.00
069307 £ 5.00
531950 £ 5.00
053841 £ 5.00
649309 £ 5.00
484186 £ 5.00
053691 £ 5.00
043705 £ 5.00
023067 £ 5.00
089734 £ 5.00
121790 £ 5.00
241483 £ 5.00
086963 £ 5.00
055340 £ 5.00
054453 £ 5.00
028275 £ 5.00
074550 £ 5.00
033742 £ 5.00
060437 £ 5.00
010532 £ 5.00
023594 £ 5.00
009877 £ 5.00
044016 £ 5.00
027563 £ 5.00
044745 £ 5.00
031150 £ 5.00

Lottery Draw Results 10th March 2017

Lottery Number Win Amount
078970 £ 1,000.00
027508 £ 100.00
417867 £ 100.00
002555 £ 5.00
760760 £ 5.00
076350 £ 5.00
088449 £ 5.00
114951 £ 5.00
042395 £ 5.00
461090 £ 5.00
716706 £ 5.00
030720 £ 5.00
064442 £ 5.00
845661 £ 5.00
046527 £ 5.00
089578 £ 5.00
368940 £ 5.00
041993 £ 5.00
067741 £ 5.00
071619 £ 5.00
372441 £ 5.00
050308 £ 5.00
071916 £ 5.00
060369 £ 5.00
935140 £ 5.00
025044 £ 5.00
384985 £ 5.00
068898 £ 5.00
025405 £ 5.00
007577 £ 5.00
049232 £ 5.00
049262 £ 5.00
010438 £ 5.00

Lottery Draw results – 3rd March 2017

Lottery Number Win Amount
060682 £ 1,000.00
034611 £ 100.00
157711 £ 100.00
281713 £ 5.00
462369 £ 5.00
018315 £ 5.00
080634 £ 5.00
048755 £ 5.00
051778 £ 5.00
039123 £ 5.00
079554 £ 5.00
021170 £ 5.00
863846 £ 5.00
196550 £ 5.00
048563 £ 5.00
172949 £ 5.00
049311 £ 5.00
019846 £ 5.00
031626 £ 5.00
890041 £ 5.00
085371 £ 5.00
069435 £ 5.00
051409 £ 5.00
Player 245209 £ 5.00
Player 047218 £ 5.00
Player 076434 £ 5.00
Player 079051 £ 5.00
Player 866673 £ 5.00
Player 078143 £ 5.00
Player 032521 £ 5.00
Player 039543 £ 5.00
Player 311065 £ 5.00
Player 031237 £ 5.00

Mick’s Italian Job

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L-R: Mick Ives, Steve Kite (Polypipe) Tom Stanyard (Rainbows)

Magnificent Mick Ives takes on Giro D’Italia for Rainbows

In May this year, the 100th edition of the Giro D’Italia – one of the most prestigious grand tours along with the Tour de France – will begin. A few days ahead of the race start, 77 year old Mick Ives will set off to follow the 3,400 kilometre route, starting in Sardinia, through Sicily and then travelling northwards along the length of Italy, finishing in Milan. A former professional cyclist, Mick is using the immense challenge to raise money for Rainbows and three other charities.

The challenge is being sponsored by three companies, each of whom were able to nominate a charity. Loughborough based Polypipe who have supported Rainbows for a number of years have nominated us as one of Mick’s charities.

Steve Kite, Sales Director at Polypipe said: “We are proud to sponsor Mick on his epic cycling challenge through Italy. More so, we are pleased to put Rainbows forward as our chosen charity for Mick to fundraise for. Rainbows has been a charity close to the hearts of Polypipe employees and we are honoured to continue raising funds to support children and young people within Leicestershire and the East Midlands that Rainbows cares for.”

Updates from Mick’s cycle and more information can be found on his dedicated webpage – http://micksitalianjob.co.uk/ 

On behalf of everyone at Rainbows, we wish Mick and the team fair winds, smooth roads and the very best of luck on such an amazing adventure!

Rainbows Lottery Draw Results – 24th Feb 2017

Winning Number Win Amount
008881 £ 1,000.00
073767 £ 100.00
069349 £ 100.00
682424 £ 5.00
031985 £ 5.00
390802 £ 5.00
077994 £ 5.00
078250 £ 5.00
056334 £ 5.00
961049 £ 5.00
051300 £ 5.00
661966 £ 5.00
089900 £ 5.00
066441 £ 5.00
480332 £ 5.00
062487 £ 5.00
002243 £ 5.00
344412 £ 5.00
047788 £ 5.00
087268 £ 5.00
037345 £ 5.00
031566 £ 5.00
070498 £ 5.00
061616 £ 5.00
082129 £ 5.00
464784 £ 5.00
012113 £ 5.00
012305 £ 5.00
059298 £ 5.00
060868 £ 5.00
045647 £ 5.00
066103 £ 5.00
682808 £ 5.00

More than 500 people sign up for Leicester’s first Bubble Rush just after registration opens

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22 February 2017

In just over three weeks, more than 500 people have signed up to our first ever Bubble Rush in Leicester.

The event takes place on Saturday 23 September at Abbey Park. Since registration opened on our Facebook page on Friday 27 January, more than 500 bubblers have already entered.

The Bubble Rush is a 5k course of frothy fun. The mountain of foaming multi-coloured bubbles is family and wheelchair friendly. We hope the event will raise at least £50,000 for our work supporting children and young people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

Victoria Brunt, Events Coordinator at Rainbows, added: “We are so excited to be launching our first ever Bubble Rush in Leicester. We are amazed by the support we have had so far, to have so many people sign up already is incredible. We have 2,500 places overall and we want the Leicestershire community to get involved.

“You don’t have to run. It’s not about speed or fitness, it’s about celebration, having fun with friends and family and raising a smile for Rainbows.”

Entry is £25 for over 16s, £7.50 for under 16s and under 3s go free.

For more information and to register, visit www.rainbows.co.uk/bubble

17th of Feb Lottery Draw results

 Number Prize
064133 £ 1,000.00
039182 £ 100.00
076816 £ 100.00
055770 £ 5.00
023946 £ 5.00
004715 £ 5.00
621630 £ 5.00
072147 £ 5.00
005805 £ 5.00
044754 £ 5.00
051465 £ 5.00
204911 £ 5.00
073320 £ 5.00
015675 £ 5.00
028234 £ 5.00
065369 £ 5.00
012871 £ 5.00
035365 £ 5.00
263976 £ 5.00
018182 £ 5.00
066261 £ 5.00
085783 £ 5.00
085892 £ 5.00
037907 £ 5.00
041764 £ 5.00
078808 £ 5.00
272161 £ 5.00
068465 £ 5.00
064005 £ 5.00
723498 £ 5.00
169621 £ 5.00
041999 £ 5.00
010563 £ 5.00

Lottery Draw results 10th Feb 2017

Lottery Number Prize
080388 £ 1,000.00
063723 £ 100.00
017256 £ 100.00
418334 £ 5.00
086972 £ 5.00
027231 £ 5.00
018482 £ 5.00
033407 £ 5.00
460403 £ 5.00
028332 £ 5.00
044242 £ 5.00
029305 £ 5.00
001315 £ 5.00
038364 £ 5.00
026513 £ 5.00
016402 £ 5.00
083994 £ 5.00
032350 £ 5.00
920903 £ 5.00
061454 £ 5.00
083115 £ 5.00
238121 £ 5.00
417982 £ 5.00
054969 £ 5.00
037610 £ 5.00
449698 £ 5.00
569202 £ 5.00
058324 £ 5.00
445665 £ 5.00
043841 £ 5.00
519655 £ 5.00
731629 £ 5.00
030125 £ 5.00

 

Great North Run places available for Rainbows

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Monday 6 February 2017

People disappointed not to secure a place in the Simplyhealth Great North Run have a second chance by snapping up one of our charity places.

The ballot for the world’s biggest half marathon closed yesterday (6th) but we have guaranteed places for the event on Sunday 10 September.

By signing up to run on behalf of us, your sponsorship will be helping to support children and young people with life-limited illnesses and their families.

Helen Lee-Smith, Head of Individual Giving at Rainbows, said: “While the challenge of 13.1 miles may seem a little daunting, our dedicated events team will support you every step of the way providing help and tips for your training, fundraising and race day support. We can help with advice on accommodation and transportation and as part of Team Rainbows, we will meet you at the finish line with refreshments, a massage and hospitality.”

As well as the Great North Run, we are offering a range of other challenge experiences, including a Great Wall of China Trek, Survival of the Fittest in Nottingham, London to Paris Cycle and Rat Race Dirty Weekend obstacle course in Peterborough.

Helen added: “The Great North Run is an iconic event but this year we have challenges for everyone and our events range from across the continent to here in the East Midlands. Some of the events are tougher than others, and people may need time to train, so we would encourage them to sign up as soon as possible.

“All of our events are a fantastic opportunity to take on a challenge, get fit, meet other like-minded people and raise funds for Rainbows, which supports more than 380 children and young people with life-limited and terminal illnesses in the East Midlands.”

To find out more, please contact Neil Swift 0800 9521133 or email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk