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It’s anchors away for Rainbows staff taking on Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge

Staff from Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People are ‘All aboard’ and ready to take on the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge.

Pictured in their ‘training boat’ at the hospice are (l-r) Holli Sheahan, Andy Lupton, Alex Johnstone, Tom Stanyard and Matt Winn – who are all part of the crew ‘Big Bow’s Buccaneers’.

The boat was made by 18-year-old Murad Hussain, who has a rare, genetically inherited neuromuscular condition known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and has been visiting Rainbows for many years.

Care at Rainbows

We provide hospice care for children and young people aged 0 to 30 years with life-limiting and life threatening conditions, and their whole family, across the East Midlands. The care we offer is wide ranging; palliative care and end of life care, symptom management, emergency care, respite and short breaks.

We provide hospice care for children and young people aged 0 to 30 years with life-limiting and life threatening conditions, and their whole family, across the East Midlands. The care we offer is wide ranging; palliative care and end of life care, symptom management, emergency care, respite and short breaks.

The people we help

We are here to brighten the short lives of the children and young people who come to Rainbows. We want them to have fun and make special memories. We are also here to support their loved ones through the most difficult times of their lives.

Support for families

Families of children with life limiting conditions are often overwhelmed by the challenge of caring for their children; the complexities of working with many professionals, services and appointments; and the difficulties of maintaining family life and employment.

Families of children with life limiting conditions are often overwhelmed by the challenge of caring for their children; the complexities of working with many professionals, services and appointments; and the difficulties of maintaining family life and employment.

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Howzat! England Women’s Cricketers visit Rainbows

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.

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No Hazzard for The Dukes of Burbage

Three friends from Burbage are taking on an adventure of a lifetime by driving an ‘old banger’ more than 1200 miles to raise money for Rainbows.

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Rainbows Hospice for children and young people. We provide care and support to life-limited children and their families in the East Midlands.
Rainbows Hospice for children and young people. We provide care and support to life-limited children and their families in the East Midlands.
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A group of 22 Freemasons are taking on a 300 mile cycle ride to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry and raise money for us

Over the next three days, the cyclists from Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons will ride to each of the 11 Masonic meeting places within Leicestershire and Rutland. They will then cycle to the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England at Freemasons' Hall, in London.

The event will raise money for Rainbows and the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

The group is pictured outside of our shop, in Cattle Market, Loughborough.

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£5 will pay for a day's oxygen for a child that can't breathe.

Example donation

£1.22

The amount we need from each person in the East Midlands to stay open for a year.

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