Mother gives donation in memory of her son

Have your say

A CHARITY has thanked a mother who made a large cash donation in memory of her beloved son.

Pauline Holmes, from Southampton, gave the Rainbow Centre, in Fareham, a donation in honour of her son Russell Holmes who died six years ago.

Russell was helping a friend when he suddenly collapsed and suffered a massive brain haemorrhage. He died two days later aged 26.

Both his kidneys and his liver were donated and they saved the lives of a 12-year old girl, a woman and two men.

Community fundraiser Jess Greenwood, from the Rainbow Centre, said: ‘We were all touched by Pauline’s letter that accompanied her donation in memory of Russell and we were honoured that his family chose to make this donation to the charity.

‘It is incredible to think that Russell has given the gift of life to four people and now because of this donation he is also helping to transform the lives of the 95 children and adults, and their families, that benefit from the charity.’

The Rainbow Centre helps children and adults with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, MS and those recovering from a stroke or head injury.

For more information go to