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David Walliams becomes a patron of Rainbows children’s hospice

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 11, 2014

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A HOSPICE that cares for children from Burton and South Derbyshire has announced that a television personality has become its newest patron.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, based in Loughborough, has revealed that Little Britain star David Walliams has decided to get on board after a moving visit to the site earlier this year.

Mr Walliams said: “I am thrilled to become a patron for Rainbows.

“It’s a very special place with incredibly inspiring people. I have recently been to the hospice and met some of the children and their families.

“They have to deal with so much and Rainbows is there for them with smiles, laughter and lots of care and support.

“I was so moved by the positive atmosphere, that I wanted to get involved.

“It will be my pleasure to help raise awareness of this charity.”

Geoff Ellis, chief executive at Rainbows,said: “To have Mr Walliams on board is very exciting and we are extremely happy that he has pledged his support to us.”

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