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Santas work off BBQs for Derby run

Summer is officially over and we want people to sign up to our Derby Santa Run and work off those summer treats.

And Santas at our hospice are pictured ready to burn off those barbeques and ice creams ahead of the event at on Sunday 9 December at Elvaston Castle. Santas can run, jog or walk a 3.5k or 7k route from 10.30am. 

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Leicester Riders announces Rainbows as charity partner

It’s a 'Slam Dunk' for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People which has been announced as an Official Charity Partner for the Leicester Riders. 

The British Basketball League back-to-back triple champions will work with Rainbows for the next year, carrying out a range of activities to help raise funds and awareness of the Loughborough-based hospice.

To launch the partnership, Riders players JR Holder and Andy Thomson put some young people from Rainbows through the paces by showing them how to dribble, pass and dunk.

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See Derby like never before

People in Derby can see the city like never before or even in the dark at our Derby Abseil. 

Registration for our popular annual event is now open and adventurous participants will get the chance to descend the 212ft historic tower – the second highest in the country.

All money raised at the sponsored event on Saturday 13 October goes towards the care we provide at the hospice.

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Jingle all the way to Christmas

We have launched our Big Christmas Raffle by teaching a special version of Jingle Bells to shoppers at our Loughborough store.

Hospice staff wanted to take some Christmas sparkle to the community to coincide with our festive raffle, so we taught the popular seasonal tune in Makaton – which uses signs and symbols and is used widely in the hospice to help staff, children and young people to communicate.

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Shhh! Bow busts his moves at the Rainbows silent disco

Mascot Bow Bear is getting ready to rock for our first ever silent disco.

Pictured with Bhumika Bhatia (right), of Rainbows, and Lauren Palij (left) - who will be providing sparkly make up on the night, Bow will be letting his inhibitions become extinct as he grooves the night away.

“Night at the Museum”, a school trip for grown-ups, will take place at Leicester’s New Walk Museum on Saturday 6 October between 7pm and 11pm and is the first event of its kind.

Tickets for the event, which includes a fully licenced bar, are £15.

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Invitation to step inside Rainbows

Come and experience Rainbows through the eye of our children, young people and their families. That’s the message from the East Midlands’ only hospice for youngsters, which is throwing its doors wide open to the public for a fun-filled day of celebration.

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Coronation Street star visits Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Coronation Street actor, Charlie de Melo, from Sileby, visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People to meet children, young people and families and to help raise awareness of the charity’s amazing work across the East Midlands.

The actor, who joined the cobbles of Coronation Street in 2017, as lawyer Imran Habeeb, and has also appeared in Doctors, Casualty and EastEnders, popped into the Loughborough based hospice where he happily took pictures with children, young people and staff – as well as taking the time to sign autographs for youngsters.

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Charity ‘buoyed’ by support from East Midlands businesses

Businesses throughout the East Midlands ‘buoyed’ the spirits of everyone at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by raising over £12,000 at this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge.

The Dragon Boat Challenge takes place every August along the River Trent in Nottingham, during the popular Riverside Festival – and this year was the tenth year in which the event has supported Rainbows.

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Leicester couple remember ‘bubbly’ baby Harvey

A couple from Leicester are lacing up their trainers to take on the city’s Bubble Rush event, in memory of their son, Harvey.

On Saturday 22 September, Paul Smith and Charlotte Freer will be taking on the Leicester Bubble Rush at Abbey Park. The event is organised by Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, the only hospice of its kind in the East Midlands.