Nick Taylor and Susie Ackland of Juice Creative receive the Rainbows Business Award for “Corporate Gift in Kind” from Andy Nash, Operations Director of Opus Energy, and Brenda Penny, longest-serving member of the Rainbows Hospice staff.
We’re proud to have picked up a number of awards this year, but none is more special than the one we received last week at the Rainbows Business Awards 2014.
The Rainbows Business Awards is an annual event held by Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. Its purpose is to celebrate the amazing support received by the hospice from companies and their staff from across the East Midlands.
We’ve enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Rainbows Hospice during the past year, beginning with our special festive Rainbows book – The Unsung Hero of Christmas – and coming right up to date with the giant mural we’ve just completed in their Young Persons’ Lounge.
In recognition of our contributions, Rainbows announced us winners of the “Corporate Gift in Kind” award, which is given to a company that’s donated its services or products to Rainbows over the past year.
About Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Rainbows Hospice covers the whole of the East Midlands, providing care and support for the region’s children and young people who need it the most.
Rainbows opened its doors in 1994 and this year is celebrating its 20th birthday. Since its official opening in April 1995 by HRH Prince of Wales, thousands of children, young people, their families, siblings, relatives and friends from across the East Midlands have used the hospice.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to be told their child will die before them. But for an estimated 20,000 families across the UK, this is a reality. Some of these children will die when they’re very young, while others will deteriorate slowly over a number of years. In most cases, full-time care falls to the parents – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People helps children and families in these situations with the emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most of life. The hospice supports families from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland and north Northamptonshire.