Care centre’s crisis appeal raises £50,000 in three days

Pictured L-R Centre Director Lara Bull and Eniko Kocsis the lead conductor teacher.  Picture: Paul Jacobs (14901-1) PPP-140324-164422001
Pictured L-R Centre Director Lara Bull and Eniko Kocsis the lead conductor teacher. Picture: Paul Jacobs (14901-1) PPP-140324-164422001
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The under-threat Rainbow Centre has raised £50,000 in just three days as part of its crisis appeal – but warns more is needed to save it.

Staff at the care centre have thanked members of the public for their generous donations.

It comes after the centre issued a warning that it will shut its doors after Easter unless £150,000 can be raised to keep it afloat.

The centre, on Palmerston Drive, in Fareham, helps children with disorders, primarily cerebral palsy and other motor skills problems,

It also supports adults recovering from stroke and head injuries and people with Parkinson’s.

The £50,000 raised so far means the centre can keep its service running through April.

The Rainbow Centre’s director, Lara Bull, said: ‘The support has been absolutely fantastic... £50,000 in just three days is incredible and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed, we are extremely grateful for your support.

‘So many people have not wanted to leave their details but have donated to support the appeal and make sure we stay open.

‘For those of you that are thinking of supporting us, we would urge you to help, as your donation could make a massive difference to many people lives, not just now, but for years to come.

‘Whether you have donated £1 or £1,000, all money donated is gratefully received and does makes a huge difference to the lives of the children and adults who access the centre.’

· To donate, call 01329 289500, visit rainbowcentre.org, or text RBOW21 and the donation amount to 70070.