Rainbows Hospice issues an anniversary challenge
RAINBOW’S Hospice is calling on people in the community to saddle up or take on a trek to support youngsters with life-limiting illnesses.
It has three new extreme events for its 25th anniversary year and is encouraging people to beat the post festive blues by signing up to a challenge.
In July, people can scale Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco. During the 3,200m climb, which takes four hours through pockets of scree and snow, climbers will be treated to views of Morocco, the Atlantic and the Sahara.
In September, there is the chance to join Rainbows CEO Dee Sissons and other Rainbows supporters on the Great Wall of China trek. For nine days, the team will take on one of the Wonders of the World.
For keen cyclists, Rainbows has added the iconic London to Paris cycle to its calendar in June. Riders will saddle up and bike over 300 miles from capital to capital. After cycling along quaint, French country lanes and through traditional market towns, the final leg of the journey will see riders cycle up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triumphe; before reaching the finish line – the Eiffel Tower.
Nancy Lillington, Events Manager at Rainbows, said: “This year we have some new and really exciting challenges to celebrate our 25th anniversary year. The New Year is a perfect time to focus on setting a personal challenge as we often feel guilty about indulging over the festive period.
“The events are certainly challenging and people will need time to train. But even if you have never done anything like this before, we can support you all the way with your training.
“All of our events are a fantastic opportunity to take on a challenge, get fit, meet other likeminded people and raise funds for Rainbows, which supports more than 400 children and young people with life-limited illnesses in the East Midlands.”
Participants need to be signed up to the event by January 24. To find out more or get involved, visit rainbows.co.uk/challenges contact Nancy Lillington on 01509 283917 or nancy.lilling[email protected]bows.co.uk
There is a Great Wall of China challenge for Rainbows hospice.
Rainbows CEO Dee Sissons is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by scaling the Great Wall of China.