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‘Queen of cakes’ shares recipe for Rainbows smiles

The queen of cakes, Fiona Cairns brought a touch of baking magic to Rainbows Hospice youngsters. And it was a recipe for winning smiles!

Famous for creating The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake, Fiona came to the Loughborough-based charity, which supports children and young adults with life-limiting conditions, to share tips and help them whip up their very own majestic creations.

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Take up the Great North Run for Rainbows with athlete Jess Judd

Runners across the East Midlands are being invited to take up the challenge of the Great North Run to raise money for youngsters with life-limiting conditions – and benefit from top coaching advice.

The ballot for sought-after places for the world’s biggest half marathon may have just closed, but Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People – based in Loughborough – has its own allocation for those willing to run for the charity.

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Lottery Draw Results – 26 January 2018

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Lost ‘£20,000’ charity guitar signed by the stars is found – 10 years on!

A classic electric guitar signed by rock legends and missing for 10 years has been returned to its original owner – and will be sold to benefit hospice youngsters.

The Fender Stratocaster – said to be valued in excess of £20,000 – was originally acquired by Midlands music promoter David Allen, who approached his contacts in the business to sign the guitar, including rock icons Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Bill Wyman, the late Gary Moore, Pete Townsend and Brian May, who all duly agreed. 

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Charity Shop Chic... with Sally

I started liking charity shops a few years back, when one day I ventured into one just for a ‘little’ look. This turned into a very big look which also involved a lot of purchasing! I never realised there were so many things I’d love – they’re like a little treasure trove and it always excites me when I spot beautiful clothes and designer bargains at such low prices. There’s the added satisfaction of helping such a great cause, like Rainbows.

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Kate’s a natural for Rainbows celebrity lunch

Popular TV presenter and writer Kate Humble has teamed up with Rainbows hospice and is Leicestershire-bound to attend the charity’s Celebrity Annual Lunch as its guest speaker.

The event, which takes place on Wednesday, 7 March is a chance to share a sumptuous three-course lunch with the celebrity broadcaster at Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tiger. Guests will hear anecdotes and entertaining stories, followed by a question and answer session.

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Lottery Draw Results – 19 January 2018

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Challenges and chasing Rainbows

New Year, new thrill… that’s the invitation from Rainbows Hospice to anyone looking to take on a fresh challenge for a good cause this year.

The charity, which supports youngsters with life-limiting conditions and their families across the East Midlands, has a packed programme of events and activities to offer for the year ahead to help raise funds for the hospice. 

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Let Rainbows benefit from Santa’s unwanted gifts

People across the region can help youngsters with life-limiting conditions by donating their unwanted, or surplus seasonal gifts.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, which has shops in Loughborough, Blaby, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray and Beeston is asking people to donate those oversized jumpers, unwanted toys and duplicate gifts received at Christmas.

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Lottery Draw Results - 12 January 2018

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