Rainbows Christmas Donations

ATL helped life-limited children and their families celebrate Christmas early when it visited Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough with a festive donation.

Representatives from ATL, who are supporting Rainbows as its Charity of the Year, delivered gifts to children and young people at the hospice after running a Christmas Gift Appeal across its sites, including its head office in Foston, South Derbyshire.

Managing Director, Jon Ward, said: “Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones and I can imagine it’s a difficult time of year for those families with children needing care. We want to help in making the festive period as special as we can as part of our ongoing support and fundraising for Rainbows.

“We selected gifts from Rainbows’ Amazon Wishlist and donated items that we felt would provide sensory benefits and be well used.

“As a transport company with strong links to the area, it’s particularly rewarding to have the opportunity to deliver gifts that will make a real difference to local families.”

Rainbows supports youngsters with life-limiting conditions and their families from across the East Midlands and is the only specialist care centre of its kind in the region.

Tom Stanyard, Rainbows Corporate Partnership Fundraiser, commented: “This is just the latest support from ATL on this Charity of the Year project, spearheaded after several staff members came to volunteer at the hospice and find out more about us. It’s been great working with them on choosing the gifts to make sure that they’ll all be suitable for the children and young people who use Rainbows and we’re looking forward to working with the team further in 2019.”

Pictured (L to R): Craig Plummer from ATL, Tom Stanyard, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Rainbows and Bill North from ATL.