25th March 2022
As we are now in Lent, a time of prayer, almsgiving and fasting, we have been reflecting on the needs of others and ways in which we can help. More than simply giving money, almsgiving is an act of love that incorporates both prayer and fasting and manifests itself by caring for our neighbours in need.
This Lent, we are raising money for Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough. Rainbows cares for hundreds of families every year who have a child or young person with a serious or terminal illness. Rainbows Hospice is close to our hearts at Bishop Ellis, as it played a huge part in supporting former pupil, Matty Hatton, who we sadly lost recently due to a long-term illness. For more information about how Rainbows Hospice support families, have a look at their website: https://www.rainbows.co.uk/.
To raise money for Rainbows Hospice, we are organising a Bishop Ellis Family Sponsored Walk. Parents are invited to join children and staff in walking/running laps of our school playground and field in order to raise money for Rainbows. Children are invited to bring in trainers on this day to change into for the event.