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The Rainbow Centre thanks neighbour HMS Collingwood for ongoing support

Posted: July 29, 2014 Time: 8:53 am Written by: Kelle Russell

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The Rainbow Centre joined a host of local charities as they were presented with a portion of the proceeds from HMS Collingwood’s Field Gun Day which took place on 31st May this year. Eniko Kocsis Children’s Services Manager and Lara Bull Centre Director for The Rainbow Centre were pleased to attend the presentation amongst fellow local charities to say thank you to Captain Steve Dainton, Lieutenant Commander Kay Burbidge and her team in person for their donation and hard work in organising this year’s record breaking event with 7500 visitors.

The charity’s Community Fundraiser Jess Greenwood who attended the Field Gun Day with a team of volunteers to run a face-painting and treasure hunt stall as part of celebrations Jessica said “We always look forward the HMS Collingwood’s Field Gun Day; it’s one of the highlights in our community calendar. This year we added a small splash of fun and colour to the wonderful atmosphere.”

HMS Collingwood have long been supporters of the work of The Rainbow Centre, most recently teams of trainees helped staff the centre’s celebration open day following its appeal for funds.

The Rainbow Centre is a local charity that helps 55 children and 38 adults with neurological disorders, who regularity attend the centre for conductive education sessions, learning and relearning the skills that many of us take for granted – which can involve moving hand to mouth, sitting up straight, standing steady and walking. The Rainbow Centre provides support for the parents of children with cerebral palsy each week as part of the parent and child programme. The centre needs to raise just over half a million pounds a year to continue to help the children and adults who benefit so much from the charity’s work.

Lara Bull, Centre Director says “We were delighted to visit HMS Collingwood this week to say thank you for their on-going support. Our charity has benefitted a great deal from the generosity from HMS Collingwood both from their fundraising and their time too. The generous donation from the Field Gun Day Day will really help to kick start our new financial year following our recent appeal.”

If your life has been touched by one of the five disabilities the Centre supports – cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Stroke or  head injury, and you would like to help them in some way please contact the centre on 01329 289500 or visit our website