Drivers and colleagues from Kinchbus have chosen Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as our charity of the year for both 2020 and 2021.
Loughborough’s Rainbows is the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people. Since 1994 Rainbows has been a place where children with life-limiting conditions and their families can find care and support.
The charity will benefit from two years of fundraising events and challenges by our staff.
Rainbows corporate partnerships fundraiser Emily Wright said: “As a Loughborough-based charity, we’re all so thrilled to be working in partnership with a local company like Kinchbus to raise money for Rainbows.
“We only receive very limited funding from the government each year, so rely almost entirely on donations and fundraising to continue providing care and support to our children, young people, and their families.
“We can’t wait to see what the team at Kinchbus get up to throughout the year, and a huge thank you to everybody involved for their support.”
Jeff Counsell, Kinchbus managing director, said: “Everyone knows of Rainbows and most people have a good idea of the valuable help its dedicated staff and volunteers provide.
‘But I’m guessing fewer people realise how much Rainbows depends on donations to do as much as it does. Only around 15 per cent of its funding is from government and statutory sources. It has to seek the rest from its supporters.
“As a Loughborough based company providing a vital public transport service to the people of Loughborough and beyond, it is no surprise to me that my Kinchbus colleagues have chosen to support Rainbows.
“I know they’ll get stuck in with great enthusiasm to raising lots of money for Rainbows and raising awareness amongst our customers too of how precious the hospice is and why it needs to continue to receive support.”