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We rely entirely upon charitable donations for our existence, so any money that you donate or raise for The Rainbow Centre makes a big difference to our work with children and their families.

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There are a variety of ways in which you can donate: online, by cheque, standing order or direct debit.

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Upcoming events

You can raise money for The Rainbow Centre by taking part in any of our events or host your own!

29/30 June 2019 – Cotswold Way Challenge

29/30 June 2019 – Cotswold Way Challenge - https://www.cotswoldwaychallenge.com/ The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge - with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! It's a Saturday morning start from historic Bath's Royal Crescent, as 2000 adventurers set out on 100km of footpaths & trails - most walking but many jogging and running.

Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or a seasoned hiker up for a new adventure - with half and quarter distance options also - there's a Challenge here for everyone. You'll get full support & hospitality all the way to your finish line - where an amazing sense of achievement & celebration awaits.

30th June 2019 Ride Bath

30th June 2019 Ride Bath - https://www.bikebath.co.uk/  A day of cycling to remember, Bike Bath is a day of rides taking in the best scenery in the city and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a 25, 50 or 80 mile route, all fully signed and new for 2019.

5/6th July 2019 – Tough Mudder Bristol Downs

5/6th July 2019 – Tough Mudder Bristol Downs - https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2019-bristol-5k-urban Returning to Clifton Down in 2019 with Tough Mudder 5K Urban. For the second year running we'll be bringing our unique fun run, packed full of fun, teamwork and world-class obstacles to the heart of Bristol.  Ready to party? Kick start your weekend the right way and stay up late with us on Friday evening. You'll come for the mix of signature and brand new obstacles but you'll stay for the party vibes, DJ and street food.

6/7th July 2019 – Bristol Nightrider

6/7th July 2019 – Bristol Nightrider https://www.nightrider.org.uk/bristol There is no escaping the rise and fall of the Bristol landscape, but it makes for a tough, and fun, challenge! This year we'll have two routes available - a 50km and 100km - with a centrally located start / halfway / finish point. This fun filled charity cycle ride is about taking on the challenge and seeing the sights. It's not a race and it's not timed. Included are Bristol's best known sights on- route, and you can expect to see some hidden gems along the way! It really is a unique way to explore the city.

14th July 2019 Great Weston Ride

14th July 2019 Great Weston Ride https://www.greatwestonride.com/ A fabulous 57-mile challenge bike ride from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare that follows a spectacular route through the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels.

4th August 2019 : PrudentiaL Bike London

4th August 2019 : PrudentiaL Bike London - https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/ Prudential RideLondon is the world's greatest festival of cycling. The seventh edition will take place over the weekend of 3-4 August 2019. Sunday 4th August sees the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 with around 25,000 amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge like no other through London and Surrey on a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travel through the capital and onto Surrey's stunning country roads and through the Surrey Hills before a spectacular finish on The Mall in central London.

17th & 18th August 2019 Tough Mudder Badminton Estate

17th & 18th August 2019 Tough Mudder Badminton Estate - https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2019-south-west-classic  8-10 Miles and 25 Obstacles Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. When's the last time you did something for the first time? If you can't remember then take this as your calling. A brand new course, full of world-class challenges and awesome people awaits you. With more obstacles on course than ever before, including 10 new or updated innovations there's a new experience around every corner.

25th August 2019 – Severn Bridge Half Marathon

25th August 2019 – Severn Bridge Half Marathon http://www.severnbridgehalfmarathon.com/ The Severn Bridge Half Marathon returns after four very successful and highly acclaimed events.  The race was voted BEST NEW RACE in the Runners World Personal Best awards.  The event starts on the Western (Chepstow) end of the Severn Bridge on the motorway itself and after crossing the bridge and back finishes in the event HQ below J2 of the M48, right next to the car park. The route suits both first timers and experienced club runners - it provides something a bit different from your average 'run-of-the-mill' city half marathon: stunning views, sea air, scenic country lanes and villages and the opportunity to participate in a unique running event on a closed motorway and across the iconic Severn Bridge.

31st August 2019 – South Coast Challenge

31st August 2019 – South Coast Challenge https://www.southcoastchallenge.com/  Take on some of England's finest scenery as a Walk, Jog, or a Run! An Eastbourne start, up Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail with stunning views over the sea to a Brighton mid-point. Devil's Dyke, welcome rest stops, a few ups & downs all lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an 100km amazing journey.

7/8 September 2019 Cheltenham, Devil Mud Run

7/8 September 2019 Cheltenham, Devil Mud Run - http://www.devilmudrun.com/ DEVIL MUD RUN is a hardcore, hilly 10 kilometre/5 km/Ultra and kids ( 2km ) course featuring over 30 obstacles and gives you the chance to run across open, rugged countryside, through woods with plenty of mud and water thrown in!

15th September 2019 – Truro Half Marathon

15th September 2019 – Truro Half Marathon https://www.trurorunningclub.org.uk/trc-events/truro-half-marathon/  The Truro Half Marathon is 13.1 miles from Truro out to Feock and back via Playing Place and Porth Kea. This is a hard and hilly half marathon and is part of the Cornwall Glass Grand Prix Series.

15th September 2019 – Bristol Half Marathon

15th September 2019 – Bristol Half Marathon https://www.greatrun.org/great-bristol-half-marathon The course will take runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbourside before entering the city centre. With an electric atmosphere and music at 10 points along the course, your journey to the finish line will be truly special! 

Sunday, 22nd September 2019 at 10am – Charity Golf Day

Sunday, 22nd September 2019 at 10am – Charity Golf Day

Please find the booking form and the EventBrite booking page in the links below. Note EventBrite incurs a booking fee and you can book directly if they would like to avoid this

Booking Form

Payment Link 

Join us for a fun filled day on the green this September and help raise money for children, young people and their families affected by bereavement.

Perhaps you are already a keen golfer or maybe you just fancy trying something new? Well now is your opportunity to join us at this fantastic event at the prestigious Bristol Golf Club in Almondsbury on the 22nd September where up to 20 teams will come together to compete for some fantastic prizes!

We welcome all abilities and you can sign up individually or in a team.

Attendees will be able to enjoy the following:

– A lovely breakfast and hot drink before tee off
– 18 holes of golf
– A lovely lunch
– Beat the pro
– Nearest the pin
– Longest Drive

There we be fabulous prizes for winners and also a raffle taking place on the day.

Corporate teams are welcome and there will be opportunities for hole sponsorship.

Individual ticket price is £50 and the team price is £200.

For more information or to book please email fundraiser@rainbowcentre.org.uk or call 0117 985 3343.

Please email fundraiser@rainbowcentre.org.uk for information about any other upcoming events or check out our social media pages

29th September 2019 – Cheltenham Half Marathon

29th September 2019 – Cheltenham Half Marathon - https://www.cheltenhamhalf.co.uk/  The Cheltenham Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its seventh year, this popular half marathon has grown in size and is now hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.

6th October 2019 - Plymouth 10k

6th October 2019 - Plymouth 10k https://www.runplymouth.co.uk/10k/  Part of Britain’s Ocean City running series

Thursday,17th October 2019 from 7pm – An Evening at The Mansion

Thursday,17th October 2019 from 7pm – An Evening at The Mansion

This really will be an event not to be missed. We have performances for multi MOBO award winner Shola Ama followed by a 5 piece band to see you through the night, We have Michelin Star Chef Josh Eggleton from The Pony and Trap along with Bristol Chefs Adrian Kirikmaa from St Monica’s Trust and Toby Gritten from The Pump House to rustle up a delicious 3 course dinner.
There will also be a drinks reception with canapes, a silent and live auction, raffle and donation drive.

Tables are priced at £800 seating 8 people, the price includes drinks reception with canapes, a 3 course meal and all your entertainment for the evening including live music until Midnight.

For more information, to reserve a table or to find out about sponsorship opportunities please email fundraiser@rainbowcentre.org.uk or call 0117 985 3343

15th March 2020 Bath Half Marathon

15th March 2020 Bath Half Marathon https://bathhalf.co.uk/ The Bath Half Marathon is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the river Avon and avoiding all the hills surrounding the City. It is an ‘honest’ two-lap course with proven PB (‘personal best’ time) criteria, entirely traffic-free (full road closures throughout). Even at the front end you’ll have plenty of company to pull you round for a good time.

This is a ‘Big City’ race, starting & finishing at the same point in Great Pulteney Street – with a roadway spanning 46 feet – one of the widest Georgian boulevards in Europe and a course that threads through the heart of this historic city.

 26th April 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

26th April 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon - https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/

If you are interested in applying for one of our charity places for the London Virgin Marathon please contact fundraising@rainbowcentre.org.uk 

Help us for Free

Helping The Rainbow Centre needn’t cost you extra money!

Shop with Amazon

Next time you shop on Amazon, if you follow this link to the Amazon site or use the search box below, we will earn up to 5% commission for every item you order at no extra cost to you!

Shop Online

Did you know that you can support The Rainbow Centre every time you shop online - at no cost to you?

With Give As You Live, thousands of brands including Amazon, Tesco, eBay John Lewis and Expedia have signed up to donate a percentage of every purchase you make online to us. All at no cost to you and at no cost to us.

Give As You Live

With Give as you Live, thousands of brands including Amazon, Tesco, John Lewis and Expedia have signed up to donate a percentage of every purchase you make online to us. All at no cost to you and at no cost to us. The average shopper will raise £2.10 per month through what they already buy online.

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Search Online

Raise money for The Rainbow Centre just by searching the web. everyclick.com is a search engine with a big difference -  it donates half its revenues to charity!

It does not cost us, or you, a penny.

Just make everyclick your home page and make sure you use it whenever you search the web.

Old CDs/DVDs

We've teamed up with Music Magpie to offer you an easy way to recycle your old CDs, DVDs and games.

Music Magpie have agreed to pay us 50p for every CD album/DVD/game that meets their criteria.

Please place your items in the Music Magpie box located at the Centre, or why not add a collecting box to your office and let us know when it needs picking up!

Dinner4Good.com

Tired of raising money through sponsorship? Enjoy cooking? Why not invite your friends around for dinner and raise money through Dinner4Good?

How it works:

1. Choose a date, select your charity and invite your friends

Set up a Dinner Page by choosing the charity you wish to support and inviting guests via the Dinner4Good website. It takes about 5 minutes.

2. Friends respond and donate via the D4G website

Your guests receive an email invitation to your dinner. They can then accept the invitation and donate online via Dinner4Good.com.

3. You have a great meal with friends for a good cause

Everyone has a great meal together, knowing that it's for a good cause - having fun has nevver been so satisfying! Dinner4Good collects the credit card donations from your guests, collects the Gift Aid (25% where applicable) from the tax office and passes the funds to your chosen charity.

Giveacar.co.uk

Do you own a vehicle that you want to sell or get rid of? Then please donate it to us through Giveacar!

Giveacar is a non-profit fundraising organisation that raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars.

They provide a FREE nationwide service which:

•Arranges collection of the vehicle from your home

•Depending on its age and condition, recycles it at an Authorised Treatment Facility or sends it to auction.

 Scrap donations raise about £100 (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more.

Since Giveacar was set up in 2010, the organisation has already raised over £1million for 900 charities!

To arrange collection of a car, visit Giveacar.co.uk or call 020 7736 4242, quoting THE RAINBOW CENTRE FOR CHILDREN as your preferred charity.

What's Right

What's Right is a group of locally selected Trusted business Partners who have been chosen because they are good, decent, honest, efficient and ethical companies. These Trusted Partners are diligent, proactive and willing to donate a proportion of business generated within the What's Right group to our chosen good causes.

What's Right also raise money for chosen good causes by introduction, where the good cause advocates the use of What's Right Trusted Partners as an alternative to any existing supplier, therefore creating extra funding for the good cause without extra cost to the client, essentially "making a difference without making a difference".

What's Right work alongside Cost Reduction Consultants and Facilities Management Companies by providing the expertise of all Trusted Partners working together to save cost, improve ethical service standards and generate revenue for good causes. The goal of What's Right is to raise over £1M for good causes, using the What's Right ethical service standard, thus demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility.

Fundraise

Would you like to organise an event in aid of The Rainbow Centre?

Want to raise some money but stuck for ideas? Why not download our fundraising ideas booklet.

The booklet contains a selection of tried and tested ideas, with fundraising guidelines, that may help provide inspiration.

We’ll give you as much help as possible along the way and may even be able to provide you with some of the necessary materials.

For a quick and easy way to raise money, why not host a collecting box in your office or in a local shop?

Resources

Fundraising Ideas Booklet

Need some ideas on how to fundraise for us? Download our helpful Fundraising Pack! Download here

For support with your campaign contact fundraiser@rainbowcentre.org.uk

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Form

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Our Fundraisers

See what some our our amazing Fundraisers have been up to!