Why Danielle is over the rainbow to raise money
A Derbyshire entrepreneur and former carer is hoping to raise a pot of gold for Rainbows hospice by donating all the sales from one of her best-selling products.
Danielle Dunn, who runs luxurious toiletries firm Divine Box from her Swadlincote home, has chosen Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as her nominated charity for 2021.
Danielle, who helped provide palliative care for elderly patients in her previous role, launched her business during the peak of the pandemic and one of her best-selling lines is a multi-coloured Rainbow bath bomb which costs £3.75.
All proceeds from the product will be donated to the East Midlands’ only children’s hospice, which provides vital care and support to families impacted by life-limiting conditions.
The hospice relies on donations to ensure it can provide end-of-life-care, symptom management and short breaks, alongside support for bereaving parents and siblings.
Danielle is also donating a collection of the colourful bath fizzes for use by the children at the hospice and their siblings.
She said: “Prior to setting up Divine Box I had spent my entire in career in the care industry and I know how important little luxuries can be. I really wanted to stay connected to helping people and there is no better cause than Rainbows.
“Having worked in end-of-life care personally I know how important places like Rainbows are for families and I’m delighted that I can help, if only in a small way.
“My bath bombs are made up of bright colours and sparkles so they are perfect for sensory play and relaxing. They are also made with the kindest of ingredients so even those with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis have been able to use them.
“I’m super excited to start fundraising and I’m hoping lots of people will get on-board and help raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause.”
Rainbows supports more than 400 children, young people and their families from across the East Midlands, including those from Derbyshire
It costs over £6million a year to run and with only 15% coming from statutory funding, the charity relies on its supporters.
Hayley Purser, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Rainbows, said: “The Rainbow bath bombs from Divine Box are just so lovely and we can’t thank them enough for their support.
“At Rainbows, we rely on donations from businesses and fundraisers to enable us to continue providing our vital services at the hospice and in the community.”