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New CEO for Rainbows

We are delighted to announce we have appointed a new Chief Executive - for the next 18 months, David Strudley will head up the our charity.

With a wealth of experience having worked in children’s services for over 20 years, including 10 years as the CEO at Acorns Children’s Hospice, David will lead Rainbows forward with its new three-year strategy.

David (69), from Worcestershire, retired from Acorns in 2016 but since March, has been working part-time at the hospice as interim CEO alongside Mandy Ashton OBE.

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Here comes the bride

There will still be tiaras and veils but Belper’s Lauren Shaw is opting for a less than traditional hen party as she takes on the Derby Bubble Rush.

Lauren (26) will be tying the knot with Pete Champion in July at The Ashes Barn, in Leek. In the run up to the big day, Lauren plans to have a spectacular hen party with a twist.

Along with 11 friends and her five-year-old daughter, Mischa, Lauren will take on our Derby Bubble Rush at Markeaton Park on Saturday 8 July.

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Run, Rosemary, Run!

A Chester Green Great-Grandmother is lacing up her trainers to take on our Bubble Rush event with 19 members of her family.

For 74-year-old Rosemary Wright, who has run the London Marathon nine times as well as the Edinburgh Marathon and the Great North Run, our Derby Bubble Rush will be a walk in the park.

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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.