Welcomm Communications Sponsor
Rocket Round Leicester Project
in Support of LOROS Hospice

Welcomm Communications Sponsor
Rocket Round Leicester Project
in Support of LOROS Hospice

By Emma Sneddon

September 24, 2020

Having been in operation within Leicestershire for the past 30+ years, and employing over 70 local people, Welcomm Communications is very active in, and committed to, serving our local community 

The #RocketRoundLeicester Project was first introduced to Welcomm by LOROS Hospice, Welcomm’s chosen charity partner.  

What’s going on?

Rocket Round Leicester is a spectacular public art trail due to ‘land’ in Leicester for 10 weeks in summer 2021. The event aims to support local businesses by safely encouraging people back to the city centre to view beautifully designed rocket sculptures, as well as raise vital funds for LOROS Hospice.  

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the local area or further afield. The trail is due to launch on Monday 19th July, before blasting off on Sunday 26th September 2021. 

At the end of the event, each Rocket sculpture will be auctioned off in a bid to raise even more funds for LOROS Hospice, enabling them to continue to care for over 2,500 terminally ill local people and their families.  

Why did Welcomm want to get involved?

LOROS Hospice is an especially important cause for the team at Welcomm because of the personal ties many of our staff have with the facility. When speaking of why Welcomm decided to get involved in this latest project, Operations Director Rachel Williamson stated:

  • “We were really excited to get involved in this project many reasons. We love working with the team at LOROS, they’re fantastic partners and we love to help fundraise in any way that we possibly can for them.”

Adding to this, Chris Ruddle, Welcomm’s Finance Director shared that:

  • “Part of Welcomm’s commitment to our community is to invest in the local community, to help people and LOROS to provide palliative care”.

Welcomm’s Technical Support Manager, Karl Farmer spoke of his personal link to LOROS, and why Welcomm’s support for this charity is especially meaningful for him:

  • “In 2013, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. Part of that journey lead us to LOROS along the way. The support that LOROS gave my father, myself and my family was vital for the whole process. It means the world to me, and my family. Anything I can do to give back, I will”.

What are we looking forward to the most?

“Seeing the rockets coming to life, and being put out into the city centre”

Rachel Williamson,
Operations Director

“I’m looking forward to meeting the local artists”

Karl Farmer,
Technical Support Manager

“Fundraising as a group, to encourage and support one another”

Kate Fogg,
HR Manager

“I’m looking forward to taking my kids to see the rockets”

Rachael Newman,
Solutions Delivery Manager

How can I learn more?

Visit the Rocket Round Leicester website for more information about the event, including how your business can get involved as a sponsor:


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