Exciting fundraising opportunities at Rainbows

As we expand to provide unique care to more families than ever, Rainbows is looking for new people to be part of our incredible team.

Every day we care for hundreds of families, from across the East Midlands, who have a child or young person with a serious or terminal illness that means that their lives will be shorter than most. We may best be known for our services at our hospice in Loughborough, but as we move forward, we will provide the Rainbows experience wherever families are.

Over the next five years, we are expanding our services to hospitals in the East Midlands, and the community, as well as continuing with what we do best at the hospice. For this to be possible, we’ve ensured we have strong foundations for the support on offer. This means having diverse and growing income streams, investing in people and embracing innovations.

For us to provide the best service to reach more and more families, we need to raise more funds. To help do that, we are looking for two Community Fundraisers, two Corporate Fundraisers and a Digital Fundraiser – all of which will play vital roles in boosting our income.

Starting out as a volunteer, Gary Farnfield has been a Community Fundraiser at Rainbows for six years and wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.

“I guess it isn’t often that you hear people say they really love their job, but I do,” said Gary. “Everyone at Rainbows is so passionate about the cause and the work we are doing, it’s impossible not to love being part of such an incredible and talented team of people.

“At Rainbows, you meet so many people who are supporting us for various reasons. And we know that the care and support we offer to children, young people and their families, only happens because of the wonderful people that support us.

“Two days are never the same, like any role, there’s always emails and phone calls, but otherwise there most definitely isn’t really a ‘typical day’. One day you are delivering a school assembly to an excited group of children, then you can be talking to someone who is taking on a skydive or a challenge event. Everyone is united in the same cause but you never know what call or email you may get next. For me, that’s what puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising.

“It’s not a desk job either. We go out about in the community, building relationships with supporters and working with our amazing team of volunteers.”

The exciting role of Digital Fundraiser will be key to helping us raise more funds and our online profile, while the new Corporate Fundraisers will be working with local businesses in creative ways to boost income.

We are excited to be recruiting new people to the team. To find out more, visit rainbows.co.uk/careers