FMO are delighted to hear that a local charity, The Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People, will be raising money to support continued work in palliative and end-of-life care. I, myself, have spoken on end of life care at the Royal College of Medicine and so this is a charity close to my heart, which is why we shared a post about it on Facebook a few weeks ago.
We enjoy hearing about the work of The Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People in Loughborough, Leicestershire. It’s the only hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands since 1994, they have provided palliative and end-of-life care to children, whilst also providing much needed support to their families.
Rainbows is a charity, meaning the incredible team of doctors, nurses and support staff at the hospice can only do their amazing work with the help and support of others. Thankfully, the people of Leicester (and beyond) are more than willing to take part in the fundraisers and events, such as the Bubble Rush 5K, which keep a place as vital as Rainbows open.
On 22 September, the brilliant Bubble Rush is coming to Abbey Park in Leicester. The Bubble Rush is a 5K run with a difference. At every kilometre checkpoint, a high-powered foam cannon blasts out 30 cubic metres a minute of colourful bubbles, resulting in a spectacular, four feet tall bubble wall.
These Bubble Stations are under the control of a trained team of ‘Bubble Blasters’, who ensure every runner gets completely covered in bubbly foam. The 5K run is fun for all the family – don’t let the name fool you, you’re more than welcome (well, encouraged) to walk, skip, hop, jog, run or dance your way around the course. To enter, all you have to do is raise £100 or more in sponsorship. Better still, the money you raise will go to any charity of your choice.
The children and families at Rainbows are going through an unimaginable time and the 5K Bubble Rush can go some way to making their time at the hospice a little more comfortable. Much like all the other charities that we are fond of here at FMO, we hope that they continue their great work.
Please note that we only encourage our community to donate money to charities that are approved by the Charity Commission. If you’re not sure about a charity, please check out the register.
For more information on taking part in the Bubble Rush 5K, have a look at the event page on Facebook.
To learn more about the incredible work of Rainbows, head to their website.