Date published: 09 November 2016 by Anna Jackson
A Grandmother from Bookham and one of Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity’s founding volunteers has had a grade two haircut, raising £756 for the charity, which supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Helen Huckle has been volunteering with Rainbow Trust for 30 years, she is our longest serving volunteer and in this time Helen has wrapped hundreds of lucky dip prizes, stuffed thousands of envelopes in the office and helped at many community events.
She recently celebrated her 80th birthday and wanted to mark this and Rainbow Trust’s 30th birthday with a challenge! So on 21 October she under took her biggest challenge by having her head.
“It went really well. It looks much better than I thought and everybody has been very complimentary. I was so pleased I raised lots of money and am very grateful to everyone for donating. It’s an unbelievable amount that has been raised. I didn’t have a target but it has exceeded all my expectations to get that much in such a short amount of time. I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and I’m thrilled to have raised vital funds and to have celebrated the charity’s 30th Birthday and my three decades volunteering there.”
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, said:
“We are very proud that Helen, one of Rainbow Trust’s longest standing volunteers, has cut off her hair to raise this fantastic amount of money. We are glad she is enjoying her new look. Without the invaluable support of our volunteers and supporters, our network of Family Support Workers would not be able to provide vital support to families at home, in hospital and in the community, to help make life a little easier.”
Helen has raised an amazing £756, this would pay for thirty hours of care for a family when they need it most. Well done Helen, we think you are amazing.