Our 2018 Charity

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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.