We’ve just completed a very special project for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, by creating a giant mural for their Young Persons’ Lounge.
Our creative team wanted the mural to reflect the personalities and interests of the young people who use the room, so we made sure we involved them during the early planning stage. The inspiration we gained by doing this was fantastic, and led to the final concept of a brightly coloured set of chalkboard illustrations.
In all, Juice donated over 100 hours to this amazing cause, including a week spent hand-painting the mural on site. To see the masterpiece gradually taking shape, be sure to watch the time-lapse video at the head of the page.
Nick Taylor, director at Juice Creative, said:
We’ve been working with Rainbows for just over a year now and the mural was a brilliant opportunity for us to really use our creativity to the full. The really great thing is that we can see the difference it will make to the young people. We’ve had such a great response from them and are so pleased they love it as much as the team enjoyed creating it.
Kate Golding, corporate manager at Rainbows, added:
I would like to thank Juice for its continued support and especially for creating this masterpiece, which is stunning. At Rainbows, we pride ourselves on our building being a happy and bright place and this mural is just perfect. We know that the young people love it and it will be enjoyed by many youngsters, their families and our staff.
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.