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Howzat! England Women’s Cricketers visit Rainbows

England Womens Cricket Team

We were all bowled over this week by a visit from the England Women’s Cricket Team.

Players, coaching staff and members of the team, who are preparing for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup later this month, met the children, young people and staff at our hospice as well touring our incredible facilities.

Captain Heather Knight said: "The trip to Rainbows Hospice was incredibly humbling. In professional sport you can sometimes forget that what we do isn't the most important thing in the world and yesterday served as a very real reminder of that. The people who work at Rainbows are real heroes, and the help they provide to families must be invaluable."

The team has also pledged to fundraise for us later in the year.

Andrew Ball, Director of Supporter Relations at Rainbows, said: “At a busy time for the team and everyone involved, they certainly showed no boundaries by taking time out of their busy schedule. A huge thanks to everyone for spending time with us and helping to raise awareness of our work. We wish them all the best for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and everyone at Rainbows will be getting behind them.”

Pictured is the England Women’s Cricket Team with Denon Renshaw (14), who is supported by Rainbows, and Rainbows Care Team member Gemma Bools.