The JumpStart Dance Charity for 2018 is…Rainbows!

JumpStart Dance, based in Syston, are pleased to announce that their chosen charity of 2018 is local organisation Rainbows. Rainbows is the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people and is based in Loughborough. The charity offers a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support.
Louise Jaggard, Artistic Director of JumpStart, said: “We’re delighted to have Rainbows as our charity of 2018. Our business believes in giving back to the local community and we can’t wait to begin supporting this amazing cause!”
Rainbows only gets around 15% of their funding from government bodies, so they rely on donations to fund the care they give.
The dance company will be inviting Rainbows along to their flagship Jump2it! Primary School Dance Festival at Loughborough Town Hall this March. Louise will also be completing a Triathlon to fundraise for the hospice and is hoping to run a dance workshop with children at Rainbows later on this year.
JumpStart Dance have been working in schools across Charnwood for over 10 years through teacher training events, after-school clubs and the annual Jump2it! Dance Festival. They work in conjunction with Team Charnwood, the local School Sports Partnership, to inspire primary-aged children and their teachers to participate in dance activity, keep fit and fight obesity.