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Rainbows Hospice good deeds plan to boost cause

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 23, 2014

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YOUNGSTERS in Burton and South Derbyshire are being urged to take on a challenge with a difference to help boost the coffers of a hospice for children.

Bosses at Rainbows Hospice are encouraging youngsters to undertake 20 good deeds during their summer holidays to help raise vital funds.

The Do 20 for 20 campaign has been launched to coincide with the hospice’s 20th birthday celebrations this year.

Eloise Lea, who is five, and Katie Worrall, seven, both from Swadlincote, are looking forward to taking part and are already drawing up their lists of their good deeds.

Katie Baxter, community and events manager for Rainbows, based in Loughborough, said: “This is a great way for youngsters to get involved and support Rainbows, as well as helping out at home and keeping entertained over the summer.

“There are lots of things they could do, such as going without something, cleaning, selling things or gardening, or they may have plenty of their own ideas.

“People can donate whatever they think the deed is worth and everything raised goes towards supporting the work of the hospice, which is the only hospice for children and young people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses.

“Raising £10 would pay for an hour’s worth of care, £20 would fund one hour of physiotherapy and an hour of external bereavement support would cost £50.

“It would be great to have the support of youngsters in the area.”

Throughout the summer children are encouraged to raise vital funds by doing 20 good deeds in return for a donation from their family.

Every time a good deed is carried out, a sticker is earned for children to complete a challenge sticker sheet.

Anyone wishing to order a sticker pack can call 0800 9521133 or email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk

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