01455 247 830
07897 001 247
Back to news

Rocket Round Leicester raises £153,095 for LOROS Hospice!

IT3000 are delighted to have had the opportunity to take part in the Rocket Round Leicester charity auction in aid of LOROS Hospice, helping to raise a whopping £153,095 to help fund care and support for terminally-ill patients, their families and carers in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our fantastic Retro Rocket is proudly on display at our Leicester Head Office and you can still donate to the amazing charity LOROS Hospice using the link below.


Rocket Round Leicester

For 10 weeks from 19th July 2021 visitors to Leicester City Centre were wowed by 40 giant 8ft tall rocket sculptures, making up the Rocket Round Leicester art trail! The vent was organised by Leicestershire and Rutland charity LOROS Hospice along with art event producers Wild In Art in order to bring a splash of colour to Leicester's streets and raise funds and awareness for LOROS.

LOROS Hospice

LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year they care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They deliver free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers. Patients and their families are at the heart of everything they do.


Charity Auction

The auction saw thirty-nine 8ft Rockets from the biggest art trail Leicester has seen sold off to raise a massive £153,095 for LOROS Hospice. The auction took part in the apt surrounds of Leicester's National Space Centre and bids came flying in, both online and in person!

According to the Rocket Round Leicester website, John Knight, CEO of LOROS Hospice said:

We are absolutely delighted with the amount raised – it’s taken us to the moon and back! I would like to pass on a huge thank you to everyone who bid on one of these fantastic Rockets. Thanks to your generosity, our Hospice will be able to continue caring for patients and their families at the most difficult time of their lives.


Our Rocket

Our Retro Rocket was designed by Mik Richardson and was originally located at Great Central Square in Leicester City Centre. According to the Rocket Around Leicester website the sculpture was that it reminded Mik of the fabulous retro rockets of the Flash Gordon era that were made into the iconic lava lamp. The Rocket is hand painted with a multitude of colours to look like glowing blobs and bubbles that we all recognise.

The fantastic sculpture is now proudly on display at our Head Office in Leicester.

Donations can still be made to LOROS using the link below:


Recent Articles

Safeguard Your Business: Stay Vigilant Against Phishing Threats

In the realm of cyberspace, the threat of phishing emails and email hacks looms large, becoming ever more sophisticated by the day. Recently, we've observed a surge in deceptive emails, particularly those requesting urgent payments to unfamiliar accounts. At IT3000, we stand by our ethos 'making IT better', and part of that promise is to […]

Read More
What IT Risks Does My Business Face?

Understanding the Digital Threat Landscape: Risks Every Business Should Be Aware Of In our increasingly digital age, businesses are transforming rapidly to adopt modern technologies. While these advancements promise efficiency and innovation, they also introduce a host of IT risks. From startups to multinational corporations, no business is entirely immune. Let's delve into the most […]

Read More
Stay Scam Safe: Supporting the BBC’s Special Week on Cybersecurity

In today's digital age, where everything is interconnected and online, the threat of scams and cyber-attacks has never been higher. With the exponential increase in online transactions, information sharing, and reliance on digital platforms, the potential for scams to harm both individuals and businesses has also multiplied. Recognising the need for awareness and action, the […]

Read More

IT3000 Limited

At IT3000 we are an ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accredited Midlands and South West based IT support/ managed services provider who specialise in providing IT support and services to organisations nationwide. Our extensive help desk team, as well as offices in Leicestershire and Dorset allow us to work with a wide variety of companies across the UK.
Join Our Mailing List
Copyright © 2023 IT3000 Limited
IT3000 Limited, The Barn, Bridge Farm, Holt Lane, Ashby Magna, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5NJ
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram