Rain­bows Hospice is­sues an an­niver­sary chal­lenge

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE - PETE WARRINGTON [email protected]­plc.com

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.

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