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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.

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£1.22

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

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge’s video message to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week 2017

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message to celebrate and mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week. Children’s Hospice Week (22-28 May) is organised by the UK children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives.

Rainbows is one of the charities joining The Duchess to mark Children's Hospice Week 2017. The Duchess’s message and support will help the hospice reach out to families caring for children with life-limiting illnesses across the East Midlands. Rainbows is one of the UK’s specialist children’s palliative care and hospice services.

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Huncote regulars raise thousands for Rainbows

Regulars at a Huncote village pub are aiming to smash their fundraising target of £30,000 for Rainbows by the end of the year.

Staff and customers at the Red Lion pub, in Main Street, have been fundraising for us for the past four years. To date they have collected £28,000 and they are determined to raise even more.

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Leicester man celebrates 60th birthday climbing highest mountain in Africa

A Leicester man is celebrating his 60th birthday by taking on the biggest challenge of his life and climbing to the top of Africa’s highest mountain – all in aid of Rainbows.

Over seven days, Ashok Kotecha plans to scale the 5,895m of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, on September 21. To date, he has raised almost £4,000 for us.

Ashok, who was born in Uganda and lives in Groby, said it had been a life-long ambition of his to take on the dormant volcano and thought it was perfect to link it to his milestone birthday, which he celebrated on February 26.

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