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Invitation to step inside Rainbows

Come and experience the beauty of Rainbows. That’s the message from the Loughborough-based hospice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, which is throwing its doors open to the public for a day of celebration.

An open invitation has been issued to people across the East Midlands to visit the hospice on Saturday, September 16 to view the facilities, enjoy the gardens – and obtain a sense of how the charity is able to provide vital support to youngsters and their families when they need it most.

And there’s plenty to celebrate. There’s a beautiful new sensory garden for visitors to enjoy. The hospice has also added a vibrant and colourful new reception area. Rainbows is also extending an invitation for all to come inside and view just what makes the hospice so special. Guided tours of the hospice facilities will take place at regular intervals throughout the day.

Helen Lee-Smith, Head of Individual Giving at Rainbows, said: “Rainbows is an inspirational place where we extend the best possible care in a loving, joyous environment – and the focus is on making every day special for those who come to us.”

But it is only made possible through the dedication of fundraisers and volunteers who support the charity.

Ms Lee-Smith added: “Our Open Day is about celebrating the real VIPs, our supporters, old and new. We want everyone to come and see first-hand how their efforts are put to good use.”

Everyone’s welcome, whether you are new to Rainbows, or already a supporter. There’s live music and dance, arts and crafts stalls, tea and cakes for all – and a chance to meet our therapy team to try out some activities yourself!

Try your hand at messy play, hand-printing, or sample our gym facilities. Children (of all ages!) are welcome to enjoy the soft play area, experience the sensory room, or have fun in the outside play area.

The fun-packed day promises something for everyone – and an opportunity to see what Rainbows is all about. It is also a day for families who may benefit from the support offered by Rainbows to learn more about the hospice services and facilities, and to meet staff.

The Rainbows Community Open Day takes place at the hospice at Lark Rise, Loughborough, Leicestershire from 10.30am to 3pm, Saturday, September 16.