Recent News




Rainbow Family Fun Day Makes a SPLASH!

Posted: June 29, 2016 Time: 12:31 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

On Saturday 25th June we hosted our third annual Family Fun Day at the Centre and surrounding area in Cams Alders Recreation Ground.

Despite the thunder, lightning and torrential downpours spirits were not dampened as hundreds of families still turned up to support the event which raised just over £3500!

The dog show, judged by Tina’s Dog Grooming and Mrs Fareham Galaxy, Jodie O’Keefe, was postponed so man and his best friend could take shelter when the heavens opened. Many people opted to head inside the Rainbow Centre, including Mayor of Fareham Councillor Connie Hockley, whilst others chose to huddle inside the huge inflatable pub, which served beer, cider, wine and Pimm’s


When the showers stopped the dog show recommenced and children of all ages queued up to have go on the impressive eighty-five foot inflatable assault course, which was sponsored by Basepoint Gosport.


Other attractions on the day included fete style games and activities, Locks Heath Classic Car Club, Frozen and Minion characters as well as Giddy Up Parties who provided pony rides and the Peculiar Encounters petting zoo.


Thank you to Victory Squadron from nearby HMS Collingwood for helping to set up and man stalls throughout the event.


CEO Lara Bull said: “Our annual Fun Day is an excellent way to raise awareness and to give the local community a chance to see exactly what the Rainbow Centre does. We had a brilliant day despite the weather and would like to thank absolutely everyone that has been involved and helped to make the event happen. Fingers crossed for more sunshine next year”.


The Rainbow Centre’s fourth annual Fun Day and Dog Show will take place on Saturday 24th June 2017.


THANK YOU to the following companies  and people for their support this year :)


Basepoint, Gosport – for sponsoring the 85ft Jungle Assault Course

Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth – for providing and cooking the delicious BBQ

Cavendish Ships Stores – for donating extra burgers, sausages and bottles of water

PMB Photography – for donating their services free of charge

Swinton Insurance, Fareham – for donating bottles of Pimm’s

Swain & Co Solicitors, Havant – for volunteering to man our strawberries & cream stall

Steve Harris PYO – for donating strawberries

Makro, Fareham – for donating strawberries

Co-Operative Oak Road, Fareham – for donating double cream

Digi Toolbox – for donating sweet cups

A R Veal Wholesalers – for donating sweet cones

Ageas Bowl – for kindly lending us ice cream freezers

Judes Ice Cream – for donating ice cream tubs

Naked Fundraising – for kindly allowing us to borrow their marquee

Amey – for lending us traffic cones

Tina’s Dog Grooming – for coming to judge the Dog Show

Two Tiggy’s Pet Emporium – for donating goody bags for the Dog Show

Lee Downer for being our resident MC for the day

Barry Evans and his fabulous band for providing live entertainment