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Invitation to step inside Rainbows

Come and experience Rainbows through the eye of our children, young people and their families. That’s the message from the East Midlands’ only hospice for youngsters, which is throwing its doors wide open to the public for a fun-filled day of celebration.

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Coronation Street star visits Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Coronation Street actor, Charlie de Melo, from Sileby, visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People to meet children, young people and families and to help raise awareness of the charity’s amazing work across the East Midlands.

The actor, who joined the cobbles of Coronation Street in 2017, as lawyer Imran Habeeb, and has also appeared in Doctors, Casualty and EastEnders, popped into the Loughborough based hospice where he happily took pictures with children, young people and staff – as well as taking the time to sign autographs for youngsters.

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Charity ‘buoyed’ by support from East Midlands businesses

Businesses throughout the East Midlands ‘buoyed’ the spirits of everyone at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by raising over £12,000 at this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge.

The Dragon Boat Challenge takes place every August along the River Trent in Nottingham, during the popular Riverside Festival – and this year was the tenth year in which the event has supported Rainbows.

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Leicester couple remember ‘bubbly’ baby Harvey

A couple from Leicester are lacing up their trainers to take on the city’s Bubble Rush event, in memory of their son, Harvey.

On Saturday 22 September, Paul Smith and Charlotte Freer will be taking on the Leicester Bubble Rush at Abbey Park. The event is organised by Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, the only hospice of its kind in the East Midlands.

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Challenges and chasing Rainbows for hospice milestone

Ever fancied taking on the Great Wall of China, or trekking across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco? Well Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People are offering a series of challenging events with the motivational incentive of doing so to raise cash for life-limited youngsters.

Rainbows is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary – and is inviting people across the East Midlands to take up a challenge to help support the charity.

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Rainbows challenge to dress ‘naked’ charity shop mannequins

A challenge has been issued by a local charity to its supporters to provide outfits for its ‘naked’ shop display dummies.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People says there has been such a rush on its charity shop stock that it has been forced to issue a plea for donations, particularly of women’s clothing and accessories.

The children’s hospice adds that its shop mannequins, ‘Fred’ and ‘Ginger’, don’t have a thing to wear – and they are currently preserving their modesty with donation bags!

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Rainbows Trainee Nursing Associate goes above and beyond

A Trainee Nursing Associate from Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is set to go above and beyond the call of duty – and scale three of the UK’s highest mountains for the Loughborough-based charity.

Hannah Fish, from Derbyshire, is taking on Britain’s toughest peaks to raise cash for Rainbows, where she has worked on the Care Team for the last three years supporting youngsters with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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Rainbows Firework Spectacular

Saturday 03 November 2018

17:30 - 22:00

Leicester Racecourse, Leicester

Our 'Pennies for the Guy Firework Spectacular' is fun for all the family!

Our 'Pennies for the Guy Firework Spectacular' is fun for all the family!


Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL

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School rush for Rainbows Derby bubble fun

A rush of pupils from a local primary school are set to take part in the 5k feast of bubbly fun at Derby’s Markeaton Park – to support youngsters across the region with life-limiting conditions.

Children from Richard Crosse Church of England Primary School in King’s Bromley heard about the support offered to poorly youngsters across the East Midlands by Rainbows – and 19 pupils, aged between six and 11 years have signed up to take part in the event with their parents to help raise funds.

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Celebrity rocker Alice Cooper signs up to Rainbows guitar

Trailblazing celebrity rocker Alice Cooper is the latest music icon to back Rainbows Hospice – by adding his mark to a guitar signed by leading legends to raise cash for the East Midlands charity.

Cooper proved a regular Mr Nice Guy when former music promoter Dave Allen and wife Helen caught up with the shock rock star during the UK leg of his world tour with super group The Hollywood Vampires, which also features Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and movie legend, Johnny Depp, himself an accomplished guitarist.