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Lottery Winners -11th Feb 2011

Congratulations to Mrs J Chapman of Leicester who won £1000 this week. Congratulations also to Mr Taylor winning £100 and Mrs K Watson who also won £100. It costs just £1 a week to play the Rainbows Lottery

To join the Rainbows Lottery click here

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Have a Heart Radio Appeal 2011

Heart radio’s charity ‘Have a Heart’ is supporting Children’s Hospices UK this year – and they recently launched their biggest fundraising campaign – the Have a Heart Appeal.

The partnership with Heart is raising funds to help children’s hospices such as Rainbows grow the level of support and care that can be delivered to seriously ill children and their families within their own homes.

This invaluable service allows families to stay in the comfort of their own home, whilst knowing they can access the care, support and practical help that they need.

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The Bupa Great North Run 2012

Thousands of people every year take place in this amazing half marathon to challenge themselves and enjoy the atmosphere, passion and fun.

We have guaranteed places available on a first come first served basis. We also have an accommodation package available.

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The Tunnel Tramp Sponsored Walk

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Bungee Jump for Rainbows

Fancy jumping from 175ft with a bungee to catch you???

You’re mad (but in the right place!)

In conjunction with Extreme Bungee sensations, Waltham Charter Fair will be hosting the Waltham Charity Bungee Jump on Saturday 15th September!

This is an excellent opportunity to raise some money for charity or just to 'tick it off the bucket list!'

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Derby Concert Band: A Very British Celebration

Join Derby Concert Band in raising funds for East Midlands children's charity: Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. Hear a broad selection of very British music celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and the Last Night of the Proms. Rainbows helps children with a short life live it to the full, so let's make it a night for us all to remember!

7:30pm at Derby Cathedral

Tickets: £10 full / £8 concessions /  Under 16's FREE

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Open Day

Visit us and see much more than a hospice.
Meet an incredible team of people who bring care to life-limited children,
young people and their families every day

Come along between 10.30am and 3.00pm

Learn about Rainbows from
members of staff

See the Facilities:

- Hydrotherapy Pool
- Cinema Room
- Soft Play Room
- Multi Sensory Room
- New Bedrooms

Enjoy BBQ, refreshments
and stalls

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Hadrian’s Wall Weekend

Hadrian’s Wall originally ran from coast to coast and spanned 72 miles. Today we are left with only sections of this famous landmark, which cuts through the beautiful Northumberland National Park.

Starting at Lanercost Priory, we trek for 25 miles alongside the only remaining sections of the wall, admiring ancient monuments, beautiful scenery and the skill of the Roman engineers who built this famous landmark, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We camp at a lovely campsite just outside the small town of Haltwhistle.

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Sailing Challenge to the Channel Islands

This is your chance to experience the thrill of sailing a wonderful classic 46ft yawl racing boat during a four day challenge! Joining a professional skipper and mate, you and your fellow challengers will sail from Poole to the Channel Islands. Musketeer, built in 1963, has sleek lines and is built of Honduras mahogany; a truly traditional boat. She is fast but needs working by her crew - and that's where you come in!

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration Fee: £99

Minimum fundraising target: £1,300

Self-funder option:

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Lakes and Dales Cycle 2012

Duration: 4 Days

Our challenge is to cycle the breadth of the UK across some of the most spectacular and wild countryside that England has to offer.  Leaving the West Coast we head inland, carving our way over the Cumbrian Mountains and Southwards through the Lake District National Park.  From Kendal we head East, crossing into Yorkshire through the heart of the famous Dales and onto our destination: the East Coast and the historic town of Whitby.

Registration Fee: £149

Minimum fundraising target: £1,100