Regulars at the Orange Tree pub in Loughborough have donated almost £1,400 to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

The money was collected from two music events held at the Orange Tree last summer – Superfuzz Alfresco and Glastotree – which both showcased some of the best bands in the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire area.

The total has also been boosted by the Bedford Square pub’s on-going loyalty card scheme which is also raising money for Rainbows. So far, the Clubcard has netted almost £400 for the charity.

The Clubcard, which entitles holders to special prices on cocktails and a range of other benefits, including food and events, as well as access to discounts and offers from local shops, costs £1, and 50p from each card is donated to the charity.

“The Clubcard is a great way to reward The Orange Tree’s loyal customers and also to help a very deserving local charity at the same time,” said managing director Ben Hings. “The Orange Tree’s cocktails are very popular, and we hope our customers will continue to support our Clubcard scheme so that we can keep adding to the amount we’ve raised so far for Rainbows Hospice.”

The pub is a regular supporter of Rainbows, which cares for children and young people across the East Midlands, and has raised hundreds of pounds for the charity in the past.

The Orange Tree is also planning to support Rainbows this summer with a new open air mini-festival and a new 2010 line-up for Glastotree.

Rainbows, which is based in Lark Rise, Loughborough, offers respite symptom control and end of life care to children and young people, as well as support for the whole family. Care is provided by a dedicated and caring team of professional nurses, carers and therapists in a ‘home from home’ environment.