Riders to Support Jelson Homes Appeal for Rainbows Hospice

Category: News
Author: Joe Pinchin
Date: 15th November, 2018

Leicestershire homebuilder Jelson Homes is launching its 2018 Christmas appeal, supporting the work of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough.

The company is asking people to visit its Leicestershire developments from Friday 16th November to Sunday 16th December and donate to the hospice at the collecting point in the show home or sales office.

The appeal is also being backed by Jelson-sponsored Leicester Riders basketball team, who will be collecting for the charity at selected home games at the Morningside Arena during November and December.

Rainbows is the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, and a place where children with life-limiting conditions and their families can find care and support. Since 1994, the hospice has opened its doors and hearts to those children and the people who love them most.

Rainbows works with over 400 children and young people every year, offering bereavement support, sibling support, end of life care and palliative care; with a range of therapies including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, music therapy and play therapy.

“We’re delighted that Jelson Homes has chosen to support Rainbows’ Christmas appeal,” said Kate Golding, head of organisational giving at Rainbows.

“Our team are there for families when they need us the most, but we couldn’t do our work without the help of local supporters. We know that together we can bring more love, smiles and laughter to our children, young people and families.”

Graham Jelley, sales director at Jelson Homes, said:

“Rainbows is incredibly important to families dealing with potentially the worst time of their lives. Most of us can only imagine how we would cope in those circumstances, but Rainbows does all it can to make things easier for children and their families.

“We’re proud to be able to support the amazing team at the hospice and encourage people to donate when they visit our local developments.”


Donation points are located in the sales offices at the following Jelson developments (open Friday – Monday 11am – 5pm; except Hallam Fields, Birstall, which is open daily 11am – 5pm):

  • The Leys, off Cropston Road, Anstey LE7 7BR
  • Poppyfields, off Melton Road, Barrow upon Soar LE12 8NX
  • Station Lane, Asfordby LE14 3SL
  • Hallam Fields, off Loughborough Road, Birstall LE4 3NF
  • Estley Green, off Broughton Way, Broughton Astley LE9 6PD
  • Fieldfare, off Halstead Road, Mountsorrel LE12 7HE
  • Ferncote, off Stanton Road, Sapcote LE9 4FR
  • Thurnmead, off Pulford Drive, Thurnby LE7 9UQ

There will also be a donation point at Jelson’s head office at 370 Loughborough Road, LE4 5PR.

Donations can also be made at the following Leicester Riders home games at Morningside Arena, Charter Street LE1 3UD:

  • 17th November against Newcastle Eagles
  • 21st November against Szolnoki Olaj
  • 23rd November against Plymouth Raiders
  • 7th December against Sheffield Sharks

In addition, there will be a donation point in the arena reception for the duration of the appeal.

Full details of donation points can be found at www.jelson.co.uk/christmasappeal.

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