Rippon Homes provides help to children’s hospice

Rippon Homes provides help to children’s hospice

A Leicestershire charity has received a £1,000 donation from property developer Rippon Homes to help towards its work with children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, located in Loughborough, provides end of life, palliative, and respite care for over 300 children, young people, and their families across the East Midlands.

The charity helps children to live right up until the moment they die, and support families through each stage of their difficult journey.

Rippon Homes selected Rainbows as their charity of the year for 2021, and despite the pandemic impacting fundraising opportunities, the housebuilder managed to still raise £1,000 for the hospice. The housebuilder also has a development in Leicestershire, Marquis Gardens, located in Old Dalby.

Emily Wright, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Rainbows Hospice, said: “It is wonderful to hear from local businesses who want to support the hospice, but it is especially heart-warming given the past year or so that companies are still thinking of us.

“The donation from Rippon Homes will help us to continue to provide care and support for over 300 children and their families across the East Midlands.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to Rippon Homes for selecting us as their charity of the year and for their fantastic donation.”

Ian Dyke, Managing Director at Rippon Homes, said: “We are so pleased to be able to support Rainbows Hospice and the important work they are doing.”

“It is important to us to recognise and support local charities and organisations who help the communities near our developments.”

Image: (L-R) Emily Wright of Rainbows receiving the cheque from Sophie Hopkinson and Emily Wilson of Rippon Homes

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