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Midnight mums raise £14,500 for Rainbows

Almost two hundred women including two beauty queens gathered at midnight on Saturday to create magic by raising money to help care for children and young people at Rainbows Hospice.

The Miles for Midnight Walk began at Loughborough Town Hall, where the ladies limbered up with aerobics and a massage before setting off on the six mile round-trip by moonlight.

A moving account from two mums of how Rainbows had helped their children and families started the evening, then the mood was raised with music from a local band as the walk started on the stroke of midnight.

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The 5 O’Clock Show awards Rainbows Star Volunteer

Doug Knight, volunteer gardener at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the community on the Channel 4’s The 5 O’Clock Show on Tuesday, 6th July 2010. Doug, aged 85 and from Barrow upon Soar, has volunteered at Rainbows for over six years. He is a part of a small team of volunteer gardeners making sure everything is bright and happy for the children and their families.

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World Cup Revival at Rainbows Fun Day

World Cup Revival at Rainbows Fun Day
Issue date: 2nd July 2010

The drama of the World Cup will live on, when Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People holds its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st August.

Sponsored by 3M, there will be exciting events for all the family and the colourful afternoon will include a soccer village where young hopefuls can show off their skills and take part in a keepy-upy contest, with footballs as prizes.

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Name our bear to WIN a giant Rainbows bear

Enter our competition to win a Giant Rainbows bear and a bumper box of muffin and flapjack treats courtesy of Blackfriars Bakery We've got a new arrival here at the hospice, the only problem is he/she doesn't have a name yet. That's why we need your help to name our new Rainbows bear mascot. To enter this competition just click the button below where you'll be taken to the Rainbows website in which you can enter your details.

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Douglas Wemyss Solicitors World Cup Event

Douglas Wemyss Solicitors hosted their World Cup Night of dinner and entertainment for over 100 of their top business clients at Paprika Watermead, Leicester on Friday 18th June.  The evening kicked off with the start of the England v Algeria football match along with delicious food for all their clients.

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Building for the future project

The building work is complete and the fantastic new facilities now allow us to provide more care, in age appropriate surroundings, further enhancing the quality of life for the children and young people we support.

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Kilomathon England

2011 Kilomathon England Entries Now Open

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Shop & Support Rainbows

Hi all,

Going abroad this Easter? A company called ‘Park & Go’ have excellent rates on airport parking and hotels. Every time you book with them, Rainbows gets a donation.

If you’re staying in the UK, ‘Support a Cause’ offers low cost breakdown cover and gives a very reasonable donation to Rainbows.

Find them on our ‘Shop and Support Us’ page

Support us AND save money!

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Rainbows in the Papers

Getting media coverage is really important to Rainbows. It keeps us in the hearts and minds of people in the East Midlands, so hopefully they will think of us next time they want to support a charity. Feel free to browse our never know, you may see yourself!!

If you're doing something for Rainbows, help us by telling your local paper about it.

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Our new website

We'd love to know what you think about our new website.