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Ruby Appeal

Walk of Life 2006
Start of last year's Walk of Life

Rainbows Walk of Life

2007 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rainbows Walk of Life, so can you help make it the biggest and best one ever by joining in the walk around Leicester's parks to raise money for the Ruby Rainbow Appeal? Read on to find out how you can take part.

Rainbows Walk of Life 2007
Start Date:10/06/2007
Start Time:10:00
Contact Name:Rainbows Children's Hospice
Telephone Number:0800 952 1133
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Genres:Kids & Family, Community, Outdoors & Attractions
Venue Town:Leicester

The Walk of Life is a 15 mile circular route around the city parks of Leicester. BBC Radio Leicester will be there as part of our 40th anniversary Ruby Rainbow Appeal.

The Rainbows Walk of Life
Walk this way...

Starting off at Victoria Park, the walkers go to Abbey Park, Braunstone Park, Bede Park and then back to the starting point at Victoria.

In previous years over 2,000 walkers have taken part, raising between £80,000 and £100,000 for the Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough, but this year we want it to be even better!

Get involved!

We're now halfway through the year and already we've raised more than one hundred thousand pounds for our Ruby Rainbow Appeal to build a young persons unit at the hospice.

On Sunday 10 June 2007 thousands of people will be talking part in the Walk of Life. BBC Leicester's reporter Helen Astle has been to meet one Mum, Jo Barker, to hear how she came into contact with Rainbows.

Hear one Mother's plea about why YOU should get involved in Walk of Life...
audio Walk of Life: Jo Barker's Story >
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Dressing up for the Walk of Life
Dressing up for the Walk of Life

There's a big change to the Walk of Life this year!

As well as individual walkers, Rainbows are inviting teams to take part, which means you can walk all or just part of the route.

Why not do it with your colleagues, friends and family and divide the route between you?

Helen also went to meet one of the families who will benefit from the money raised at the Walk of Life...
audio Listen: Ella's family on Rainbows >
audio Listen: Ella's family on the Walk of Life >
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All participants will get a medal and a certificate, and there's even a free bus service back to the start.

For registration packs call 0800 952 1133 or register online at

last updated: 05/06/07
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