Help for hospice from singer Sam

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Former Gartree Prison officer-turned gold selling singer Sam Bailey has chosen the county’s Rainbows Children’s Hospice to benefit from her forthcoming tour.

The X Factor winner is embarking on her UK-wide Sing My Heart Out tour next week.

After visiting the hospice last week, Sam said she would be supporting the charity by raising funds for them over the course of her the tour.

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 next Thursday, March 2.

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.

Sam said: “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.”

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