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Burgers, Hot-dogs, Shower-gels and Salads

Yesterday we mentioned dining al fresco and making the most of the weather and beautiful gardens, so what did we have for lunch today, a beautiful BBQ!

The staff and children and young people had a great time munching on burgers and hot-dogs under our kindly donated marquees in our beautiful sunny gardens. We even had the pleasure of a Body Shop stall to buy some lovely smellies as an after lunch treat.

All in all a beautiful lunch, we're looking forward to comparing the tan-lines tomorrow!

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An air of mystery at the PwC Masquerade Ball


The East Midlands PwC office based in Castle Donington held their annual charity Summer Ball at the Roundhouse in Derby.  It was an amazing evening raising a fantastic £3,240.00 for Rainbows, a big thank you to all the Partners and Staff for their kind generosity in supporting us.

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Lunch Al Fresco

With the brilliant weather reported for the coming week, what better chance for us at Rainbows to make the most our beautiful gardens, it looks like a lot of us will be sitting here in coming days munching on our lunches :)


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Collection at Capital FM Arena


Capital FM Arena organised a collection at the matinee performance of Mrs Browns Boys -  Xtra Ordinary Youth which is the youth ministry of Springs of Life International Christian Centre in Nottingham very kindly did the collection raising £191.20!  A big thanks to the Arena, the cast of Mrs Brown Boys and especially Xtra Ordinary Youth for doing the collection.

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Rainbows Lottery Winners 05/07/13

1st PRIZE OF £1000.00
056800                    Nottingham

2nd PRIZE OF £100.00
001941                    Leicester

3rd PRIZE OF £100.00
088286                    Loughborough

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Will these supporters be lucky in our lottery this week?


Above- Left to Right: Roy Hubbard Motors Ltd Market Harborough, Turnells Fruit & Veg Rothwell, Glendon Road Garage Rothwell, Diamond Mowers Market Harborough, The Little Blue Owl Cake Company Rothwell, One Stop Candy Shop Rothwell, Simon Karl Estate Agents Rothwell.

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Have you spotted Graham around Leicestershire?


Above- Left to Right: Scissor Sister- Uppingham Road, Giling & White Bridal- Stoughton Grange, Tax Assist Accountants- Uppingham Road, Cafe in the Barn Coffee Shop Gifts & Crafts- Stoughton Grange, Clearwater Aquatics- Green Lane Road, The Wedding Hire co- The Parade (Oadby)

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Swannington Open Gardens

Swannington Open Gardens is a very popular summer event.  As well as colourful gardens and allotments, all with their own lovely character, there will be lots of attractions to create a diverse village celebration.  Venues include Hough windmill with a display of vintage cars, an art exhibition at the school, a display of country crafts and the parish church with a local history display. Children’s attractions and activities include a treasure trail at the school and a bouncy castle and aviary in one garden.

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Give your threadbare sheets and faded curtains a new lease of life

We are encouraging people to donate textiles and fabrics to our shops in Matlock, Melton and Blaby where we will give them a second life.

As well donating unwanted clothes and household goods to our shops, we also want threadbare sheets, worn out towels and faded curtains.

Rainbows can give the items a new life by sending them to a recycling merchant, where they are shipped to other countries or made in to new garments.

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Birdcage Dress Agency: 1st Birthday Celebrations

Birdcage Dress Agency will be celebrating it's first birthday this year. All money raised from Birdcage's event will be split equally between Air Ambulance and Rainbows. The event will be held at Kegworth Market Place on the 7th of July, 1:00pm-4:00pm.

The event will include auctions, pimms, stalls and cakes and nibbles.

Please telephone 0775 345 5057 for more information.