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Rainbows Trustee recognised at national women’s awards

A Trustee from Rainbows Children’s Hospice for Children and Young People has been shortlisted for a prestigious national women’s award for service to the community.

Diane Postle, Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality at Kettering General Hospital, said she was “surprised, honoured and humbled” to be named a finalist under the Community Award category at the English Women’s Awards to be held later this month.

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Challenge Information Evening

Thursday 06 September 2018

18:30 - 21:00

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Loughborough

Are you up for the challenge?

Are you up for the challenge?


Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS

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Glittering fashion awards to support hospice youngsters

A glittering event celebrating emerging fashion talent across the East Midlands is set to raise money for youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

Fashanne is a showcase for graduate designers from the across the region to strut their stuff in front of a distinguished panel of judges and compete for the coveted East Midlands Student Fashion Awards, with proceeds from the event supporting Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

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Regional neonatal care initiative launches at Rainbows

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People was the springboard for the launch of a fresh initiative to improve neonatal care for babies with life limiting or life threatening conditions across the East Midlands.

A new neonatal pathway – essentially a care flow plan – has been created and is set to boost the quality of care for parents across the region who experience the threat to life of a baby before, during, or shortly after pregnancy. 

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Spring Superdraw 2018 Results

By playing our Spring Superdraw you've done something amazing as every ticket you purchased or sold has helped our children, young people and their families.

The draw for the Spring Superdraw took place on Friday 1 June, and the winning numbers are below...

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Rainbows names Dee Sissons CEO as hospice eyes 25th year

Dee Sissons has been named Chief Executive Officer at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and will be taking the charity into its 25th anniversary year.

Latterly she was Executive Director of Nursing for Marie Curie, the largest and most successful UK provider of end-of-life care. 

Dee has over 40 years’ experience of palliative care nursing and has a national reputation as a proven corporate leader in a healthcare setting.

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Tennis tournament serves up support for Rainbows

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People launched its official charity partnership with the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham.

And British players Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara visited the hospice in Loughborough to serve up a sample of ‘Centre Court’ excitement on-site.

The two players, who have been involved in the Loughborough Trophy British Tennis played tennis with youngsters from the hospice.

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Shoppers lend a hand in support of hospice youngsters

Shoppers gave a hand in support of Rainbows – by leaving their mark to create a beautiful rainbow of multi-coloured handprints.

Rainbows volunteers and staff were ‘on-hand’ in the town centre outside the charity’s Loughborough shop to encourage members of the public to engage in the hand-painting activity, leave their print to create a work of art - and learn more about how youngsters with life-limiting illness and their families are supported.

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Foxes skipper Morgan ‘moved’ to meet cub supporters at Rainbows

Leicester City Football Club skipper Wes Morgan met two of the youngest Foxes supporters when he capped his Premier League season with a visit to Rainbows Hospice.

Wes kicked off his end-of season break to wow youngsters with life-limiting conditions during his visit to support the Loughborough-based charity – the only specialist care centre of its kind across the region.

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American Pie legend McLean signs up to Rainbows guitar

Legendary American singer/songwriter Don McLean has backed Rainbows Hospice – by adding his mark to a guitar signed by leading rock icons to raise cash for the East Midlands charity.

The Fender Stratocaster, featuring the signatures of some of the world’s leading guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Brian May and Jimmy Page, went missing 10 years ago and was only recovered by Leicestershire police earlier this year, after appearing on eBay.