All the funds raised from this marathon cycle ride will be going to a fantastic charity, selected by Ruth, Jacob and Alexander. Here's why:
Covering the whole of the East Midlands this hospice for children and young people is based in Loughborough. Sadly, some children simply don’t live long enough. Since 1994 this amazing charity has opened their doors and hearts to those children and the people who love them most. And now more than ever, they need your help to keep on bringing care and happiness to the children and their families.
As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support.
Their incredible team of people helps relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end.
Just like everyone else, these children need a place to play, laugh and love life. A place where they and their families are cared for and supported.
About Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People
Rainbows Hospice covers the whole of the East Midlands providing care and support for the region’s children and young people who need it the most.
It was founded by Gail and Harry Moore, whose daughter, Laura, died of Leukaemia in 1989. Laura's favourite thing in the world was a rainbow.
Rainbows opened its doors in 1994 and this year is celebrating its 20th birthday. Since its official opening in April 1995 by HRH Prince of Wales, thousands children, young people, their families, siblings, relatives and friends from across the East Midlands have used the hospice.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to be told their child will die before them. But for an estimated 20,000 families across the UK, this is a reality. Some of these children will die when they’re very young, others will deteriorate slowly over a number of years. In most cases, full-time care falls to the parents – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People helps children and families in these situations with the emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most of life.
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People supports families from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland and north Northamptonshire.