GIRLS from 1st Warfield Rainbow Unit gave a huge financial boost to Thames Hospice when they presented a cheque for £714 following one single evening of fundraising.

The Rainbows who are aged five to seven and are part of the youngest section of Girlguiding, took part in a range of fundraising activities along with their parents.

This included a raffle, a cake sale, a theatre ticket auction, a win the hamper competition and a name the soft toys competition.

The Windsor based hospice provides care to patients and their families and serves Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.

It costs £7 million a year to run and relies on donations for 80 per cent of its income.

Receiving the cheque on behalf Thames Hospice of Alison Evans, head of community and event fundraising said: “We are really humbled and blown away by the support we’ve had from the Rainbows. We’re really pleased that young people get to know about us. It was lovely to give them all their 'well done badges'.”

Carol Ellis, unit leader of 1st Warfield Rainbows said: “I’m so proud of the whole Rainbow unit. I’m astounded that we raised so much in one evening.”