Massive support for under-threat Rainbow Centre

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GENEROUS donations to the tune of £50,000 have flooded in to help keep a care centre afloat.

The Rainbow Centre has been inundated with donations just three days into its crisis appeal.

As reported, the charity says it will shut its doors after Easter unless £150,000 can be raised to keep it afloat.

The centre, in Palmerston Drive, 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.’

The centre was set up in 1990 by two families, the Somerset Hows and the Manns, to enable children to benefit from a special system of learning, called Conductive Education.

The centre has also received enquiries from many companies interested in joining its 100 club.

This scheme guarantees the centre a £100 payment every month from firms.

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