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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


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Skydive in the UK

For a unique adrenaline fuelled experience why not take part in 10,000 feet freefall parachute jump.  Doing a skydive could be a once in a lifetime experience and offers a great excuse to fundraise for Rainbows.

For those that wish to raise money for Rainbows there is a minimum fundraising amount of £395 which has to be raised.  This covers all expenses of the jump providing no expense to yourself.

No previous experience is required as full training will be provided.

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Celebrity Luncheon with Angela Rippon

Join us at the Leicester Tigers Stadium for a luncheon with television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter Angela Rippon OBE

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Video Message from Rainbows

We would like to say a big thankyou to all our supporters who made 2010 so special, Merry Christmas to all from everybody here at Rainbows

View a larger version of the video here

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Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is urging people in Leicestershire to Light up a Life this Christmas and remember loved ones with a light on its Christmas tree and a very special star.

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Vote for Help for Hospices as the Football League's official charity partner for 2011

Support Hospices such as Rainbows and LOROS by voting Help for Hospices to become the Football League's official charity partner for 2011. This would make an enormous difference to charities such as Rainbows so please visit the website to vote now . Please share with others. Your support can make a difference.

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Take Part in the Rainbows Sponsored knitting Challenge

Sadly, every year Rainbows has to care for many local babies and toddlers. We give them love and care, making each and every moment of the lives they have comfortable and special.
If you’re able to knit, you can help us to care for these infants. Please knit either a cot or crib blanket that we can use at

Rainbows and ask your friends and family to sponsor you on your challenge. Your blanket will keep a child warm and your
sponsorship money will help us provide vital nursing care.

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New Therapy Wing unveiled at Press Day

The new Therapy Wing at Rainbows was unveiled to press yestarday at a special press day event held at the hospice. Comprising of a new hydrotherapy pool, a state-of-the-art multi-sensory room, family support lounge, 14 new and refurbished bedrooms and much more, Rainbows has invested £4million in the new facility – built as part of the Building for the Future project - which is expected to accommodate even more local children and young people and enable them to give additional days of much needed respite as well as enable provide additional support to local families.

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New Building for the Future Special Press Day - Tues 21 Sep

An opportunity for members of press to get an advanced look at  the new £4m therapy wing and refurbishment at Rainbows

The wonderful new £4m therapy wing and refurbishment at Rainbows is now complete, thanks to public generosity and funding. We have something to shout about and so we are inviting you to join us on our special Press Day on Tuesday September 21 at 11.00am.