We are delighted to announce that Premier Marinas, the owner and operator of eight of the UK’s most prestigious marinas has adopted The Rainbow Centre as a preferred charity for 2011. Premier Marina’s Managing Director, Pete Bradshaw commented, “We’re looking forward to supporting The Rainbow Centre in any way that we can, from ‘Dress Down Fridays’ to raising money through marathon running and bringing the charity to the attention of our Berth Holders, we’re fully committed to helping to fund the projects on The Rainbow Centre’s wish list.

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We are delighted to tell you that Graham Bristowe of Premier Marinas (manager of Chichester Marina) has completed his epic Marathon des Sables challenge – six marathon’s in six days across the Sahara desert carrying all his own food and water. Graham has raised nearly £4,000 for the Centre and everyone is in awe of his incredible achievement. Thank you Graham.


Marina Manager is running the Marathon des Sables

Everyone at the Rainbow Centre is in awe of Graham Bristowe’s absolutely amazing challenge event!

Graham is Marina Manager at Chichester and next April he is running the Marathon des Sables, 156 miles across the Sahara desert in six days. Six years ago Graham’s best friend’s fiancée died of cancer and Graham decided to raise money for The Royal Marsden Hospital.

When Premier Marinas adopted the Rainbow Centre as its preferred charity in April 2011 Graham visited the Centre. He was so moved by the work of our conductors and the fantastic results of conductive education on our families that he decided to raise money for us as well!

Graham, pictured below on one of his training runs said:
“I wanted to do the most challenging event I could find and an event dubbed the toughest footrace on the planet seemed to fit the bill “

Graham is training hard for the April 2012 event

Graham is aiming to raise £10,000 – to be divided equally between Rainbow and the Marsden.

To sponsor Graham visit his justgiving site – remembering to click on Rainbow Centre.

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