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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 'Firework Spectacular' is fun for all the family!

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

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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.

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One Month in: My Rainbows moments

I am the new Chief Executive here at Rainbows. A seasoned nurse with lots of palliative care experience. I thought I was emotionally prepared as I embarked on my new career… nothing could prepare me for my Rainbows moments. 

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James to deliver for Rainbows on Great North Run

A retired sheet metal worker from Loughborough is set to take on the Great North Run to raise money to help youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

James Morrison, 65, (pictured) retired from Rolls-Royce nine years ago and now works as a delivery driver for the town’s Outwoods Pharmacy, regularly calling in at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People with supplies.

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Five reasons to shop in the five Rainbows shops

There’s no denying that charity shops can be a treasure trove. Packed with hidden gems – from clothes and accessories, to toys, books and games – all at great prices. It’s no wonder that charity shops are becoming increasingly popular.

For those who haven’t yet stepped into one of the five Rainbows shops (and for those who are regular visitors), here’s five great reasons to shop with Rainbows…

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Derby Santa Fun Run

Sunday 09 December 2018

9:00 - 13:30

Elvaston Castle, Derby

Spread the festive cheer with hundreds of other Santas in Derby

Spread the festive cheer with hundreds of other Santas in Derby

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Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP

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25th Anniversary China Trek

01 September - 09 September 2019

7:00 - 20:00

China Trek, Huairou, China

Experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World and camp overnight, with our special China Trek 2019

Experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World and camp overnight, with our special China Trek 2019

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China Trek, Huairou, China,

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