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Burton and South Derbyshire 'take a selfie' plea to boost child hospice

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 22, 2014

By Anna Hudson

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A HOSPICE which cares for disabled youngsters is attempting to create a 'rainbow of selfies' to celebrate its 20th birthday – and a South Derbyshire girl will form part of the effort.

Freya Smyth, of Castle Gresley, has had her very own selfie taken during a recent stay at Rainbows Hospice, in Loughborough, as part of the plans to create the world's biggest rainbow.

Comedian and author David Walliams, who is a patron for the charity, now wants people in Burton and South Derbyshire to help by adding a 'splash of colour' and help raise awareness of the good cause.

Mr Walliams said: "The hospice is such an incredible place and the staff do a fantastic job.

"So come on; get involved and help them create the biggest rainbow ever made up of selfies and postcards – it's a fabulous way to celebrate 20 years of caring for children and young people. Let's do something amazing for Rainbows."

To get involved, people can share a bright photo selfie online or write a birthday message on a special coloured postcard.

The selfies and postcards will then be laid together to create the giant rainbow.

The charity hopes to break the record for the world's biggest postcard mosaic, which currently measures 453.37 sq m and was created by students from The Camford International School, in India.

People can join in by sharing a bright photo using backgrounds or accessories matching one of the special rainbow colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple or pink. Then, using the hashtag #RainbowsSelfie, it can be posted to Twitter or Facebook and friends can be nominated to do the same.

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