Rainbows Children’s Hospice urges people to support its ‘Light up a Life’ appeal

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A hospice which cares for children and young people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses from Leicestershire is asking people to support its Christmas appeal.

The ‘Light up a Life’ Appeal, ran by Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, invites people to celebrate the memory of a loved one who has passed away, or to acknowledge a treasured person, by dedicating a light and writing a message on the special tree of lights at the hospice.

As a lasting memory, messages will be scribed into Rainbows’ book of memories. The charity will also send people a special Light up a Life pin badge.

Andrew Ball, director of income generation at Rainbows, said: “Christmas is a time to think about those people we love. Your light and message can be to celebrate the memory of a loved one, or to acknowledge a special person in your life. At Rainbows we care for more than 318 children and young people. We also support 293 bereaved families and 579 siblings and all the money raised will go towards supporting them.”

There’s no minimum donation for a light and all money raised will go to support the work of Rainbows.

For more information visit www.rainbows.co.uk/light-up-a-life or call (01509) 638000.