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Rainbows shines in Market Harborough

29th August 2014


Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has arrived in Market Harborough with our new shop in Coventry Road.

To celebrate our return to the town, snooker legend Willie Thorne officially open the shop. Our mascot Bow Bear also joined in the celebrations and shoppers enjoyed refreshments and cupcakes.

The store is the fourth outlet for Rainbows, which has other shops in Melton, Blaby and Matlock.

Karen Bilsby, head of retail at Rainbows, said: “It is fantastic that we have been able to open our fourth shop, alongside our other premises. Market Harborough has a fantastic community spirit and we are very excited to be here.

“We used to have a shop in the town but unfortunately due to the economic climate, we had to close eight years ago. We are now delighted to be back.”

Willie added: “It is great to see a Rainbows shop in Market Harborough and I was thrilled to open it.”

To help keep stock replenished, we are always looking for clothing, toys, games, bric-a-brac and books to sell in the shop.

Selling clothes worth £10 could help to fund two days’ worth of oxygen for a child, £25 could help fund one hour of physiotherapy and donating clothes worth £50 could go towards one day of care for a child or young person

The Market Harborough shop would not be able to run without the support of volunteers and we need around 25 volunteers for each of our shops. Anyone who is interested in finding out more on volunteering can turn up on the day or contact Paul Holden on 01509 638059.

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