Our Busting the Myths film gets shortlisted for award

Last year celebrities came together to help Rainbows create a video “Busting the Myths” about children’s hospices. 

A total of 400 videos were submitted for the Charity Films Awards and we have now been shortlisted. More than 65,000 members of the public voted for their favourite film and an overwhelming response means our Busting the Myths video will now go to the judge’s vote.

Famous faces, including Coronation Street actor Charlie De Melo, Strictly legend Len Goodman and ex-England footballer Stuart Pearce, teamed up with us to make the special film as part of the charity’s 25th birthday celebrations in 2019.

The video was a huge hit on social media being liked on Facebook more than 1,000 people.

Jo Sims, Head of Family Support at Rainbows, said: “A lot of hard work went in to creating this film to dispel some of the misconceptions as to what a children’s hospice is actually like. 

“We hear all sorts of myths about the hospice, and while yes, we are always dealing with sensitive and sad situations, we always ensure our children, young people and their families create memories. It is about living life in the time they have left, whether that is hours or years. We aim to fulfil their wishes while providing the best care for the whole family.

“We are delighted to have been recognised for our work and fingers are crossed for the next round of judging.”

To watch the video, visit rainbows.co.uk/myths