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This Christmas, why not send your Christmas wishes virtually and raise money for Rainbows at the same time? Share messages with your family, friends and colleagues by lighting up a virtual Christmas tree together.

All of the money raised is sent directly to us so there is no administration required from your side; simply set up your page via the button below, share the link with your family, friends and colleagues, and watch your virtual tree light up with festive greetings!  

Leave a special message this Christmas on our virtual Christmas tree.

Why support Rainbows this Christmas?

Mention the word Christmas to Reece at your own risk. His face will light up and he is likely to begin humming a rendition of Jingle Bells, as only he knows how. And the sense of wild excitement is unlikely to subside anytime soon. Reece, you might say, was born for Christmas and everything good that goes with it.

And yet every Christmas he has known is seen as a blessing; a bonus. Reece was born with a condition which brings a complex range of life-limiting challenges and his future remains uncertain. 

His foster mum, Yvonne explains: “Reece’s development is affected in many ways. His condition makes breathing independently difficult. And now we have major concerns about his heart.” 

And yet it doesn’t seem to slow Reece down, who remains full of energy. Particularly when he visits Rainbows. 

“Reece has been coming to Rainbows since he was three and he loves it,” says Yvonne. “As soon as you turn the corner into Lark Rise, he knows where he is and gets so excited.”

What she values most at the hospice is an opportunity for respite, when the Rainbows Care Team looks after Reece and she can go home to relax, switch off for a few days and recharge her own batteries. And for those families who choose to stay at Rainbows, it enables them to enjoy the therapies and play activities together. “That’s priceless,” she adds.

Leave a special message this Christmas on our virtual Christmas tree.

Your support this Christmas, means we can continue to be here for Reece and his family, as well as hundreds of families like his.

How your festive fundraiser will help make a difference:

  • £5 could fund a day of art and crafts materials, allowing families to have fun together
  • £20 could fund a session of play, allowing siblings to make magical memories
  • £55 could fund a session of Music Therapy, allowing our children and young people to express themselves

Leave a special message this Christmas on our virtual Christmas tree.

Our virtual Christmas tree