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Guitar fetches £7,000

A guitar featuring the signatures of some of the world’s leading musicians has raised £7,000 for Rainbows. 
Embellished with the signatures of many of the world’s greatest musicians, The Fender Stratocaster, was sold under the hammer at Bonhams Auction House, in London, today (11th). 

The guitar, which showcases the signatures of music legends including Pete Townshend, Alice Cooper, Gary Moore, Don McLean, Eric Clapton, Brian May and Jimmy Page, is the project of former music promotor Dave Allen.

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Young Ben gives gifts to Rainbows

A young fundraising entrepreneur has donated more than £700 worth of toys to our hospice.

Eight-year-old Ben Clark is no stranger to fundraising and coming up with clever ways to help others. His latest venture is to recycle discarded microfibre cloths which are used by engineers and mechanics at go-kart race meetings. After cleaning them up, he sells them back to teams.

Ben, of Peckleton, came up with the idea after spending time in Leicester Royal Infirmary with bad asthma. He felt the ward desperately needed new toys so set about raising funds to buy some.

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79-year-old Santa runs for Rainbows

Just weeks before his 80th birthday, Owen Devine is set to take on the Derby Santa Run in aid of Rainbows.

Owen, who only started running three years ago, will join hundreds of Santas at our event at Elvaston Castle on Sunday 9 December. Along with his daughter Louise Monange (50), Owen will don his red Santa suit and take on the 7km route. 

The 79-year-old, of Belper, says it will be fitting training for when he takes on the Derby 10k next year.

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Leicester Riders vs Worcester Wolves

Saturday 05 January 2019

18:00 - 22:30

Morningside Arena, Leicester

Cheer on Leicester Riders as they take on Worcester Wolves in the BBL

Cheer on Leicester Riders as they take on Worcester Wolves in the BBL


Morningside Arena, Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD

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Rainbows charity guitar goes under the hammer

A guitar featuring the signatures of some of the world’s leading musicians has been given a date to go under the hammer at Bonhams to raise money for Rainbows.

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Support Rainbows for Giving Tuesday

After splashing out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people can support us by taking part in Giving Tuesday. 

We are one of the charities taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign. The day is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and aims to get people thinking of others in the run up to Christmas.

A donation to our Christmas Appeal will help hundreds of families during the most difficult times of their lives. Facebook has also pledged to match fund donations if people give through the social media site. 

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Rainbows CEO scales Great Wall of China

Sponsor Dee's China Trek

Our wonderful CEO Dee Sissons is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by scaling the Great Wall of China.

In September next year, Dee will take on our 25th anniversary China Trek with her husband, Mick (65). 

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Mum of five steps into the ring for Rainbows

A mum of five, who has spent years battling depression has been inspired by her children to take part in an amateur boxing tournament to raise funds for us.

Tracy Neale (41) is one of 40 amateur boxers who will be stepping into the ring at Leicester Arena on Saturday 10 November for Challenge Charity Boxing #3, in aid of Rainbows.

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Giant county school guy set to sparkle at fireworks spectacular

A team of Leicestershire schoolchildren have created an incredible sci-fi giant guy to top the bonfire at our fireworks spectacular at Leicester Racecourse this weekend.

Pupils at the Stoneygate School in Great Glen have spent the last few weeks planning and creating giant guy, who will take pride of place on the huge bonfire this Saturday (3 November). 

It is hoped the showpiece, known as Zog, will help raise over £50,000 to help support youngsters at our hospice.

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Rainbows Firework Spectacular

Our annual bonfire and fireworks celebrations take place on Saturday 3 November at Leicester Racecourse with a Sci-Fi theme.

Gates open at 5.30pm ahead of two firework displays, one is child friendly with less big bangs, and a huge bonfire. There will also be food, bars, stalls and a funfair.