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Crisis Appeal Update – Press Release 27th March

Posted: March 27, 2014 Time: 3:09 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

THANK YOUThe Rainbow Centre thanks the public for their incredible support

The Rainbow Centre, which provides essential support to children with cerebral palsy and adults with severe neurological impairment, would like to thank the public for its generosity following its crisis appeal which was launched earlier this week.

Whilst the Centre has not yet reached its final fundraising target of £150,000, staff have been overwhelmed by the donations they have received so far and a figure of £50,000 has already been reached at the end of the third day. This will mean that The Rainbow Centre can keep its service running in April, which is great news for everyone.

The Rainbow Centre Director, Lara Bull comments: “The support has been absolutely fantastic.    £50,000 in just three days is incredible and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed, we are extremely grateful for your support.   So many people have not wanted to leave their details but have donated to support the appeal and make sure we stay open. “For those of you that are thinking of supporting us, we would urge you to help, as your donation could make a massive difference to many people lives, not just now, but for years to come.”

The Centre is keen to emphasise, that whether you have donated £1 or £1,000, all money donated is gratefully received and does makes a huge difference to the lives of the children and adults who access the Centre. The campaign which has also been well supported by media across the South has received just over £5,000 from Wave 105 listeners. Martin Ball, MD of Wave 105 will be visiting the Centre next week to present a cheque and see first-hand some of the sessions which the charity runs.

Whilst funding for April is secure it is important that the momentum for the appeal continues to ensure that the Centre’s target of £150,000 is reached.  This crisis appeal is about buying The Rainbow Centre time to ensure that everyone’s hard work and effort has a long lasting effect. The centre has also received enquiries from many companies that are interested in joining its’ 100 club as they would like to establish a long term relationship with the Centre.

Many businesses have offered to dedicate any upcoming corporate events to fundraising for the Centre. People have also volunteered to complete challenge events for the Centre which includes sky dives and abseiling. 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 the centre on 01329 289500 or visit our website