We want supporters to give a gift that’s sweeter than chocolate this Easter

Only one in 10 children who are cared for at our hospice can enjoy eating Easter eggs, so we are asking people to buy a Gift of a Smile instead of chocolate.

Everyone loves giving and receiving chocolate at Easter – young people especially. But because of dietary and medical considerations, just 10 percent of those cared for here at Rainbows, can actually enjoy eating them. 

A Gift of a Smile donates £5 to us. It is part of our Gifts that Give scheme, which is a collection of alternative gifts – like music therapy, hydrotherapy or a special trip out – for our children, young people and their families. People choose a gift and we make the memories.

Gill Smitherman, Donor Development Manager at Rainbows, said: “Every Easter we are inundated with eggs from our very generous supporters. Unfortunately, many of our children and young people are able to eat them so we want people to help us make memories, which will last a lifetime. You can help us to do this by buying a Gift of a Smile.

“If you’ve already bought an Easter egg for Rainbows, thank you. Some will be used as gifts for children, young people and families, some will be used by the play team and care team and, if there are any left over, they will be used by the fundraising team for raffles, tombolas and to say thank you to people fundraising on our behalf.”

To find out more, visit rainbows.co.uk/giftsthatgive