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The Rainbow Centre’s Appeal Tops £100k in just 10 days!

 
Posted: April 4, 2014 Time: 3:55 pm Written by: Ann Stuart

The Rainbow Centre, Fareham is proud to announce their Crisis appeal has topped an amazing £100,000 in just two weeks. The team would like to say thank you to the community for their support and interest in the charity as a result of the appeal which will help children and adults with neurological disorders, attend conductive education sessions to learn and relearn the skills that many of us take for granted.

 Lara Bull, Centre Director, says “We are so delighted that businesses and individuals have rallied to help us, we are confident that we will reach our £150,000 target which will secure the Centre’s future.”

A few of stories from our campaign:  A little boy phoned the Centre to donate his £2 pocket money, he had heard that “every penny counts”.

A couple from Fareham donated a day’s running costs for the Centre, which will benefit over 30 people. What they didn’t realise is that their cheque pushed the total raised over the £100,000 figure! We hope they read this in their local paper.

The community are taking on their own challenges and are holding hold ‘Rainbow themed’ dress down days at their schools and workplaces; supporters are raising sponsorship to lose weight; volunteers are skydiving, runners offering to raise sponsorship in the London marathon; Women’s Institutes are baking cakes and running coffee mornings.

Local dog walkers who pass The Rainbow Centre each day are dropping in with donations.

The Rainbow Centre’s three charity shops are being kept busy with increased donations of clothing and bric-a-brac.

Many local companies and franchises are calling to make donations; offering to hold fundraising events during the year or join the exclusive Rainbow 100 Club.

Radio Station Wave 105 who helped kick start the appeal presented the Centre with a cheque for £6,260 – the Centre would like to say a special thanks to Martin Ball, his team and all their listeners who responded to the appeal on air.

Some of  The Rainbow Centre’s maintenance suppliers have offered their services free for a year to help reduce running costs for the Centre.

A lady who contacted the Centre had been thinking about giving money to a charity in her will, but told the Centre she hadn’t realised that she could donate in her lifetime. She kindly chose The Rainbow Centre as the charity helps children and adults with so many illnesses.

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, please contact us at the Centre.