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Rainbows Hospice Ambassador Tony Jacklin CBE Makes Surprise Visit

Earlier this year, Tony was announced as the latest patron for Rainbows. He has pledged his support to the hospice, which cares for children and young people in the East Midlands with life-limiting illnesses.

This week Tony visited Rainbows Hospice with his wife Astrid. During their visit, the couple met children and young people as they toured the hospice, learning more about the professional care provided and viewing the bespoke facilities in the therapy wing. They also helped Jessica Kerr to celebrate her first birthday by singing Happy Birthday. Jessica suffers from a rare condition called Patau Syndrome and reaching her first birthday was a milestone her family never expected to see.

Tony said: “Rainbows is incredible. It is not what I thought it would be like. I am just amazed at the facilities; it seems that Rainbows has thought of everything. “I have found this to be a very worthwhile visit and I am proud to be a patron. All of the staff and volunteers are amazing.”

As well as promoting the fantastic work of Rainbows, Tony has helped to raise over £100,000 for the charity by hosting the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, an annual golf tournament in Warwickshire organised by Champions UK Plc.

For more information on the Rainbows charity please visit their website and take a look at all the great work they do in the community at http://www.rainbows.co.uk/