At Rainbows, our mission is to brighten short lives.
Sadly, some children don’t live long enough. As the East Midlands’ hospice for children and young people, we step in to help families during the toughest times they will ever face.
At Rainbows, children can laugh, play and have wonderful experiences. From making music and splashing in our hydrotherapy pool to playing in the gardens, they get to experience a quality of life that may not otherwise have been possible. Here families can make memories they will treasure forever. Along the way we support parents, siblings, grandparents and the whole family – because life-limiting illnesses affect everyone.
We are currently supporting around 360 children and young people, as well as over 400 bereaved families. That’s a lot of very sick youngsters and exhausted, worried parents who are relying on us. And since over 80% of our income comes from fundraising, we need all the support we can get to keep being here for these people when they need us most.
VASL – Your Local Charity Improving Lives
VASL is a local volunteer driven charity with over 200 volunteers helping us to make lives and communities better in Harborough District and the wider community. If we are not supporting you now, chances are we are most probably supporting your family, neighbours or friends.
We do this by running a number of projects such as :
A car scheme for the rurally isolated or those without or unable to use public transport
Community Champions – a project combating loneliness in the over 60’s, making new friends and getting online and out and about.
Support for Carers Leicestershire – we support over 4,500 unpaid carers throughout Leicestershire, offering a dedicated website, information, events, giving carers the chance to meet up and have ME time. We also have a young carers group and a carers choir.
My Mind Matters, a project supporting people in Harborough to improve their mental health
We’d love to hear from you.