Children’s Hospice Set to Receive Bumper Donation from X Factor Star

Children’s Hospice Set to Receive Bumper Donation from X Factor Star

Gold-selling artist and X Factor winner has announced Rainbows Children’s Hospice as the chosen charity for her upcoming Sing My Heart Out Tour, which begins next week.

After visiting the hospice last week, Sam shared she would be supporting the charity by raising funds for them over the course of her UK-wide tour this year. The Leicester-based singer met with staff and the young people and their families who use the vital services at Rainbows, as well as performing two tracks from her latest album and holding a singalong of “Over the Rainbow”. Sam will be encouraging fans to donate to the hospice throughout the 32 date tour, which kicks off in Northampton on 2nd March.

Rainbows offers essential respite and palliative care for children and young people with life limiting illnesses across the East Midlands region, which is why Sam, who is also a Patron of Rainbows, has chosen them as the headline charity for her tour.

“Rainbows rely on donations and fundraising, and without this they wouldn’t be able to continue to do the incredible work they carry out in the community. I’m a parent myself, so what Rainbows do is something I hold very close to my heart, and I want to do all I can to help them.”

Sam was honoured to speak to some of the parents who use Rainbows, like Leanne Cooper. Leanne’s daughter Sophie has a number of difficulties including cerebral palsy and she requires round the clock care, meaning her attendance at Rainbows is vital for both her and her family, including her two sisters Erica and Kayla.

Explaining what the Rainbows means to her family, Leanne said “I’m not a nurse, but the level of care I have to provide to keep Sophie out of hospital is that of a full-time nurse. It is relentless.”

“Rainbows has been a fantastic support to us. I’m safe in the knowledge that the care given to Sophie at Rainbows is the absolute best. Little things like being able to catch up on sleep, things people take for granted. Being able to come somewhere like Rainbows and catching up on sleep refreshes and recharges your batteries. Erica and Kayla get one-to-one time with Mummy and Daddy, everyone is happy. It’s a fantastic place.”

Sam is thrilled to be supporting a cause that performs such a vital role in the wider community, and hopes that her audiences will dig deep and help ensure Rainbows continues to help children such as Sophie and her family.

Andrew Ball, Director of Income Generation at Rainbows, said: “We are delighted that Sam has chosen us as her charity for her 2017 tour. As well as being very grateful to everyone who makes a donation at the show, this is also a great opportunity to raise awareness of our charity. It was fantastic to see Sam at Rainbows again this week. Everyone here loved chatting to her and the sing-a-long was so much fun for everyone.”

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