Help for the Rainbows Hospice

The Rainbow Hospice provide vital services for children with life limiting conditions and their families to get through hard times. We are very proud that Carla (aka Cherry Twirls) is taking part in the “Rainbows Online Family Friendly Wellbeing Festival” to ensure that this fantastic organisation can keep on doing their great and important work.

What is the Rainbows Online Family Friendly Wellbeing Festival

It is a fun and action pact online event with lots of activities. Everything from yoga and pottery, music and creative writing, gardening and mindfulness and an online, beginner friendly hula hoop workshop provided by Carla form Cirucs Wunderbar (This workshop is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 27th May at 11am).

The event takes place from Monday the 25th May to Sunday 31st May, so it is a whole week packed with activities to enjoy and take part in from home.

The aim of the event is to raise £100 for every colour in the rainbow, so a total of £700 by the end of the week to support the Rainbows Hospice.

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How did Carla, the Hula Hooper, get involved


Carla was approached by art therapist Scraggy Moo – LightHeARTed Fun and asked to provide an online family friendly workshop that people could take part in whilst we are at home during the lockdown.

Marie (Scraggy Moo) and Carla have worked together in the past providing street entertainment as Christmas elves and during their time together they talked about areas of their lives they are passionate in. Marie is an art therapist who enriches individual’s lives and provides therapy using a variety of arts and crafts, Carla as a nurse provides person centred care that is tailored to meet individuals specific needs in order to provide them with a good quality of life. Both Marie and Carla are passionate about adding value and enjoyment to people’s lives and strive to do so inside and outside of work.

Carla says that “when Marie asked me to help support Rainbows Children’s Hospice I immediately jumped at the opportunity, they are East Midland’s only hospice for children and young people, they provide care and support to children with life limiting conditions as well as supporting their families. The hospice only receives 15% of their funding from government bodies so relies on donations in order to help fund the amazing care they provide. As somebody who has worked in end of life care I understand the importance of providing high quality care during this time and want to help Rainbows hospice continue in their mission.”

Carla will be one of the people live streaming an online workshop via facebook (you can find the event here: ) as part of the Casting Rainbows Online Family Friendly Wellbeing Festival which runs from Monday the 25th May to Sunday the 31st of May, she will be providing a beginner friendly hula hoop workshop for people to follow along to at home and would love for you to join her. If you’d like to try something else there are a wealth of other things happening, see below for details, how to get involved and how to donate.

If you want to get more information in the Rainbow Hospice, the work they do and how you can get involve just follow this link – Rainbows Hospice:

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