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Open Day

Visit us and see much more than a hospice.
Meet an incredible team of people who bring care to life-limited children,
young people and their families every day

Come along between 10.30am and 3.00pm

Learn about Rainbows from
members of staff

See the Facilities:

- Hydrotherapy Pool
- Cinema Room
- Soft Play Room
- Multi Sensory Room
- New Bedrooms

Enjoy BBQ, refreshments
and stalls

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Hadrian’s Wall Weekend

Hadrian’s Wall originally ran from coast to coast and spanned 72 miles. Today we are left with only sections of this famous landmark, which cuts through the beautiful Northumberland National Park.

Starting at Lanercost Priory, we trek for 25 miles alongside the only remaining sections of the wall, admiring ancient monuments, beautiful scenery and the skill of the Roman engineers who built this famous landmark, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We camp at a lovely campsite just outside the small town of Haltwhistle.

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Sailing Challenge to the Channel Islands

This is your chance to experience the thrill of sailing a wonderful classic 46ft yawl racing boat during a four day challenge! Joining a professional skipper and mate, you and your fellow challengers will sail from Poole to the Channel Islands. Musketeer, built in 1963, has sleek lines and is built of Honduras mahogany; a truly traditional boat. She is fast but needs working by her crew - and that's where you come in!

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration Fee: £99

Minimum fundraising target: £1,300

Self-funder option:

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Lakes and Dales Cycle 2012

Duration: 4 Days

Our challenge is to cycle the breadth of the UK across some of the most spectacular and wild countryside that England has to offer.  Leaving the West Coast we head inland, carving our way over the Cumbrian Mountains and Southwards through the Lake District National Park.  From Kendal we head East, crossing into Yorkshire through the heart of the famous Dales and onto our destination: the East Coast and the historic town of Whitby.

Registration Fee: £149

Minimum fundraising target: £1,100


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Skydive in the UK

For a unique adrenaline fuelled experience why not take part in 10,000 feet freefall parachute jump.  Doing a skydive could be a once in a lifetime experience and offers a great excuse to fundraise for Rainbows.

For those that wish to raise money for Rainbows there is a minimum fundraising amount of £395 which has to be raised.  This covers all expenses of the jump providing no expense to yourself.

No previous experience is required as full training will be provided.

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Celebrity Luncheon with Angela Rippon

Join us at the Leicester Tigers Stadium for a luncheon with television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter Angela Rippon OBE

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Video Message from Rainbows

We would like to say a big thankyou to all our supporters who made 2010 so special, Merry Christmas to all from everybody here at Rainbows

View a larger version of the video here

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Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is urging people in Leicestershire to Light up a Life this Christmas and remember loved ones with a light on its Christmas tree and a very special star.

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Vote for Help for Hospices as the Football League's official charity partner for 2011

Support Hospices such as Rainbows and LOROS by voting Help for Hospices to become the Football League's official charity partner for 2011. This would make an enormous difference to charities such as Rainbows so please visit the website to vote now . Please share with others. Your support can make a difference.

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Take Part in the Rainbows Sponsored knitting Challenge

Sadly, every year Rainbows has to care for many local babies and toddlers. We give them love and care, making each and every moment of the lives they have comfortable and special.
If you’re able to knit, you can help us to care for these infants. Please knit either a cot or crib blanket that we can use at

Rainbows and ask your friends and family to sponsor you on your challenge. Your blanket will keep a child warm and your
sponsorship money will help us provide vital nursing care.