Intu Victoria Centre Launches Online Emett Clock For Rainbows

Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre has launched an online version of its Emett Clock to help to continue to raise vital funds for their charity partner.

The water powered clock has been an iconic feature of the centre since the 1970s, with visitors dropping spare change into the fountain to make a ‘penny wish’. Each year, the money collected is donated to intu Victoria Centre’s chosen charity, which for the last two years has been Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

However, since the end of March, the centre has only been partially open for essential retailers, meaning that Emett Clock is unable to collect penny wishes. To ensure Rainbows continues to receive these funds, the team at intu Victoria Centre has launched an online Emett Clock page via JustGiving, allowing people to make a wish and donate to Rainbows at the same time.

Over the past few months, Rainbows has supported the NHS by looking after children and young people from local hospitals. The care team has also continued to provide end-of-life care and symptom control in the hospice, as well as virtual support for those families who rely on the charity.

In 2019, Rainbows received almost £12,000 via the penny wishes made to the Emett Clock. Additional funds were also raised via various activities including intu Victoria Centre staff taking part in a sponsored 24.5-mile mountain trek, as well as volunteering to help at the hospice.

To donate to intu Victoria Centre’s online Emett Clock, visit

 To find out more about Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, visit

For further information on intu Victoria Centre, visit

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