Groundbreaking at Rainbows Hospice

Our story and history

In 1989, Harry and Gail Moore’s five-year-old daughter, Laura, sadly died after a battle with Leukaemia. She had three years of treatment, including a bone marrow transplant from her twin brother, Kit.

Laura’s favourite thing in the world was a rainbow and her parents wanted to create something special in her memory – which is how Rainbows was born.

Today, we support over 300 children and young people living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, here in the East Midlands. As our story continues, you can be part of the next chapter.

A young boy with a Care Team member

Our mission

Our vision is to create the “Rainbows Experience” wherever you are. Our mission is that across the East Midlands we will:

  • transform care for those children and young people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition
  • relieve the pain and symptoms associated with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions
  • support every child and young person to achieve their full potential
  • create memories for families to treasure
  • provide comfort and compassion at the time of and following the death of a child or young person

Meet our Directors

Our Directors work together with our Trustees to deliver the vision of Rainbows, ensuring we’re able to support children, young people and families when they need us.

Meet our Directors

Meet our Trustees

Our wonderful Trustees are from a wide range of career backgrounds. Their many skills and expertise help us keep offering the best possible care and support.

Meet our Trustees

Our qualified and caring team supports families and works to enrich lives