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Fairy Tale Walk Raises £10,000 for Rainbows Hospice

Hundreds of people took part in a fairy tale walk over the weekend and raised £10,000 for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.


The walk which took place on Sunday at Watermead Country Park in Syston, saw over 300 people walk either one, three or ten miles, many dressed up as their favourite fairytale characters.



Rainbows Hospice provides care and support for children and young people with terminal and life-limited illnesses from across the East Midlands.  It was founded by Gail and Harry Moore, whose daughter, Laura, died of Leukaemia in 1989.  Since its opening in 1994, thousands of children, young people, their families, siblings, relatives and friends have used the hospice, which is based in Loughborough.


Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows, said: “All of the money raised goes to helping the children and the families at Rainbows, by providing the nursing care that we need to give them the support that they need”


Senior PR Officer for Rainbows Hospice, Nishil Saujani, said: “The event was a huge success despite the bad weather, it was great to have so much valuable support for Rainbows”


“A huge thank you to everyone who took part including our volunteers.”


For more information on how to get involved with fund-raising for Rainbows Hopsice, visit