Rainbow Hub’s most popular fundraising event – the annual Ramble was back live on Saturday 21st May.
Local celebrity and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Steve Royle, cut the ribbon starting the event aimed at helping the Mawdesley based charity raise thousands of pounds to help continue providing its specialist services for children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities.
This fantastic event, supported by Ventbrook Ltd, ViewSonic UK, Quantum Healthcare and Care Preference, started and finished at Bishop Rawstorne High School, Croston and is on target to raise £20,000.
Over 200 families with children and dogs chose the 5 or 11 mile walk and with everyone in a Rainbow Hub t-shirt it was a colourful spectacle.
Participants were able to warm up with local personal trainer, Kirsty Rimmer and enjoy entertainment from Emily Crook and DJ Jonathan Knowles, whilst children were delighted to see the Disney characters courtesy of Luna Lush Party Planners.
Many of the children who attend Rainbow Hub but could not take part in the actual Ramble had their own challenges including an Obstacle course, communication challenge, riding a trike and walking up steps.
All tasks natural to us but extremely difficult for children who are faced with balance and coordination challenges, together with physical disabilities making moving and walking so much harder for them.
Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub, said, “it was wonderful to see everyone back after two years and we would like to thank everyone for joining us and all those too numerous to mention who give up their time to help us. But special thanks go to Ventbrook Ltd, ViewSonic UK, Quantum Healthcare and Care Preference – our main supporters; Ultrasec for sending a team of 8 staff members to cover security, first aid, health & safety; Calor for the fantastic barbeque for the raffle; Gareth Edwards Photography and Steve Royle for giving up his time to start us all off.
The event was made even more special by our lovely children taking part in their own individual challenges – they are inspirational.”