By RainbowCentre, 02-May-2013 16:10:00
Our music therapy room often has noisy little clients but we’d love to have some Noisy Little Monkeys help us make a real impact with our digital media!
We need your help to increase our chances of winning £9,000 of Digital Media Support from local company Noisy Little Monkey. The company is offering one local charity the chance to win a "Big Noise for a Great Cause".
You can help persuade the judges The Rainbow Centre for Children should win their help by clicking on our page, and clicking the Tweet, Like, +1 or Pin it buttons. The volume of these social shares will count towards the eventual winner.
Even more important is to add your comments in the Facebook comments box at the bottom of our Noisy Little Monkey page. These comments will give more useful detail on why the organisation deserves to win.
Please share the news of Big Noise for a Good Cause with friends and family. The more shares and comments we get, the better our chance of winning and the more publicity there will be for the charities… cool huh?
By RainbowCentre, 15-Apr-2013 14:03:00
A huge thank you to the Driverwolf F1 Sidecar Racing Team who generously invited us to spend the weekend with them at Thruxton Race Circuit.
One of their support crew, Sylvester Emms is running the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21st April and the whole paddock got behind his efforts to raise sponsorship and awareness for the Rainbow Centre. All of the teams sponsored Sylvester and placed stickers featuring the Rainbow Centre's logo on their bikes for Sunday's two Eastern Airways British F1 Sidecar Championship races.
In addition to this Sean Heggarty driver from Hegarty Lawson Q8 Oils team, persuaded the rest of the paddock to double their donations so that Rick Lawrence, Driverwolf's usual passenger would shave off his beard during the presentation of last season's championship trophies. Driverwolf's Roger Lockwood and Rick collected their trophy as the 2012 series Champions and Sean took the first snips at Rick's beard.
Thanks to the teams generosity we raised a fantastic £352.64.
If you would like to help add to this total please sponsor Sylvester at www.virginmoneygiving.com/SylvesterEmms
Thanks also go to Owen & Nicci Gillam for allowing us to reproduce Owen's fantastic photos from the weekend on our Facebook page and the image below.
By RainbowCentre, 03-Apr-2013 14:13:00
The Grand National always causes lots of mixed reactions, but here at The Rainbow Centre we like to take the opportunity to have a fun fundraising sweepstake to add some extra interest to the race.
If you would like to organise a sweepstake with your friends, family or colleagues simply download the pdf of runners in the Grand National 2013. Cut out the names of the runners from one list (the purple horses are the reserve list as only 40 horses will take part in the actual race on Saturday 6th April). Fold up the slips of paper and place in a pot. Charge entrants a fee to take part eg £2 per entry. Let them pull a runner out of the pot - this is their entry in the sweepstake - they keep the piece of paper. Add their name to the master list, which you can pin on the walll for everyone to see. All entries must be taken before the start of the race.
In the event of not all the horses being picked allocate the remaining horses to The Rainbow Centre. The winner of the sweepstake is the person who has picked out the name of the winning horse. The winner receives 50% of the sweepstake pool & the remaining 50% is donated to The Rainbow Centre.
If you would like to take part in our office sweepstake we still have a lot of horses available - click on the link, donate £1 per horse via paypal and we will pull a name out of our pot & email it back to you.
By RainbowCentre, 21-Feb-2013 21:10:00
The Living Room Bristol is encouraging its well-shod customers to donate their old shoes to raise money for The Rainbow Centre.
All types and condition of shoes will be welcomed, so whether customers have towering stilettos that have never seen the light of day, or much-loved loafers on their last legs, The Living Room will be able to put them to good use.
Shoes can be donated at The Living Room or The Rainbow Centre at any time during March 2013.
Donated shoes will be recycled to raise 40p per kilo for the Rainbow Centre which provides free support to children and their families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.
The Living Room will also be putting on a ‘Champagne and Shoes’ fashion event in association with exclusive Park Street shoe boutique Cara (carashoes.co.uk).
With the average woman owning 34 pairs of shoes*, The Living Room will also be creating a buzz ahead of the event by cheekily asking women to post their ‘number’ on social media networks and asking them to explain what their status is all about once it has received a few comments.
Adele, General Manager at The Living Room commented: “Everyone has shoes lurking at the back of the wardrobe which haven’t been worn for some time.
The great thing is that it doesn’t even matter what condition the shoes are in, so even if you thought your old shoes weren’t suitable to be donated to charity, think again!
“We hope this initiative will be really popular with our customers. It’s a great chance to de-clutter, prevents these shoes going to landfill, and it’s all for a good cause!”
Angela, Centre Director at the Rainbow Centre added “We’re delighted that The Living Room is supporting us in this way, and all the money raised will be used to fund the vital work we do to help bereaved families in Bristol.”
By RainbowCentre, 19-Nov-2012 15:15:00
For small charities fundraising events can consume time and resources that would otherwise be directed to that charity’s beneficiaries, yet fundraising income is much-needed to ensure the continued delivery of services. To confront this problem the FSI launched the The Great Big small Charity Car Draw in 2009 to take the hard work out of fundraising events and support charities right across the UK. Thanks to the support of Kia Rotherham and the FSI trustees, the Draw is back in 2012. It’s a lottery for supporters of small charities (and the public) to buy tickets to support their cause with the chance to win a brand new Kia Picanto.
The Rainbow Centre for Children have come on board to raise funds to support our work in the Bristol area. The proceeds of the Draw will be used to support local children and their families who have been affected by a bereavement or a life threatening illness.
Each ticket costs £2 and 92% of that is for our charity – so if we sell 100 tickets, that’s £184 you’ve helped raise for us. £184 means that The Rainbow Centre can provide 6 therapy sessions for a child or parent at a time when they need it most.
You can buy tickets online through our charity page at http://www.smallcharitycardraw.co.uk/tickets.php?id=rcc
Or get in touch with us at by phone 0117 985 3354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to buy some paper tickets, sell some tickets to your friends of if you would just like further information.
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