Rainbows Children’s Hospice is asking people to help celebrate its 20th birthday by taking a colourful selfie to create the world’s biggest rainbow as part of a charity world record attempt.

The Loughborough hospice – AvailableCar Castle Donington and Sutton in Ashfield’s chosen charity – want people to take a selfie using backgrounds or accessories matching one of their special rainbow colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple or pink – and post it online using the hashtag #RainbowsSelfie.

Rainbow Selfie

Comedian David Walliams is the hospice’s patron and was honoured to launch the colourful campaign.

“The hospice is such an incredible place and the staff do a fantastic job making a happy environment filled with love and laughter. I am very passionate about the work the charity does and I’m proud to be a patron.

“So come on, get involved and help them create the biggest rainbow ever made up of selfies and postcards; it’s a fabulous way to celebrate 20 years of caring for children and young people.  Let’s do something amazing for Rainbows.”

Once collected, the Rainbows selfies and postcards will be laid together to create the giant rainbow, which will be displayed later in the year at a venue in the East Midlands.

The charity hopes to break the record for the world’s biggest postcard mosaic, which currently measures 453.37 m² and was created by students from The Camford International School in India.

Get snapping and then post your picture on the Rainbows Facebook page or Twitter page using #RainbowsSelfie.