Date published: 03 June 2019 by Anna Jackson
Rainbow Trust was honoured to be the Chairman’s Charity of the Year for 2018/2019, as selected by Mike Cherry of the Blackpool-based Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Over the last 12 months, the organisation has undertaken many fundraising events, from Quiz Nights to half marathons, along with a spectacularly successful poker night held at the Blackpool Grosvenor Casino.
One member even took on the challenge of completing an epic 256-mile bike ride from FSB’s Blackpool HQ to their Westminster office.
The final fundraising event in the calendar was the FSB’s Celebrating Small Business Awards UK Final 2019, which took place on 23 May 2019 at Battersea Evolution. Attending guests donated an incredible total of £5,600, which brought the charity partnership to a close.
The grand total donated by FSB and its members reached a tremendous £31,500.00 over the year.
Mike Cherry, FSB Chairman, said:
“It’s been our absolute pleasure over the past year to be able to support such a worthwhile charity such as Rainbow Trust. Staff and members have really pulled together and taken part in everything from a cycle ride from FSB head office in Blackpool to our Westminster Office, as well as bake sales and fitness challenges. We are delighted to have raised over £31,500 and my thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts.”
Oonagh Goodman, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rainbow Trust, said:
“We are really grateful to FSB for raising more than £30,000 to help fund vital support for families with a seriously ill child. The money raised throughout the year will go towards funding Rainbow Trust Family Support Workers who support families across the country to make the most of the precious time they have together.”
Huge congratulations to FSB for smashing their fundraising target and making such an impact to Rainbow Trust.
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