Accountants in tune with charity concert

For the third year in a row, Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants will be instrumental to the Rainbows annual Ratby 4 Rainbows concert, sponsoring the special event at Leicester Cathedral in June.

Taking place at 7:30pm on Saturday 1st June, the fundraising event will be hosted by the Ratby Co-Operative Band in aid of Rainbows Children’s Hospice, with Newby Castleman’s very own Tax Manager, Steve Plant, playing percussion. The concert will also feature the Rainbows Hospice Staff Choir and the whole event will be introduced by Dave Andrews from BBC Radio Leicester.

Those in attendance are promised a spectacular evening of live music in one of the finest settings in Leicestershire, with classical numbers, big band sets and a finale that will leave everyone on a high note.

Conductor of the Ratby Co-Operative Band, Mike Fowles, comments, “We’re working harder than ever to top last year’s event, maximising the acoustics of a superb venue and presenting a musical showcase of local talent to provide a great night of entertainment. We have an array of musical treats and we can’t wait to do our bit to help such a worthy cause once again.”

John Griffin, Partner at Newby Castleman, comments, “We are truly thrilled to once again be sponsoring this fundraising concert and continue our support for the hospice. The event promises to exceed all expectations with an evening of musical delights, as well as a few surprises and we are proud to sponsor an event that will aid the hospice in providing young people with a better quality of life.”

Over several years, Newby Castleman have donated £25,000 to the Rainbows Appeal, as well as saving the charity over £175,000 by providing essential advice, along with donating their professional businesses services.

Entry is £8 for adults and free for under-18s. Tickets are available through Rainbows by contacting Margo Parkes on 01509 638 009 or you can email John Griffin at Newby Castleman for more details on [email protected].

To learn more about Rainbows Children’s Hospice please telephone 01509 638 000 or visit

Newby Castleman is one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy practices offering a range of specialist financial services, business and tax advice for individuals and businesses. Its head office can be found on Regent Road, Leicester and a branch office is located in Forest Road, Loughborough. To find out more about its full portfolio of services, please telephone the Leicester branch on 0116 254 9262, the Loughborough branch on 01509 263500, or visit the website at