A RECORD number of people registered for the Rainbow Ramble this year. 473 compared to 320 last year. People came from all over Lancashire and as far as Southport and Wigan to be part of the event
It’s the sixth year the charity has organised the ramble and this year they added a new five mile route which helped those who wanted to do a shorter walk but still wanted to join in and support the charity. Last year the event raised over £23,000 and with the increase in numbers it’s estimated to be around £28,000 this year. Everyone had a fabulous day despite the weather. William Mawdsley, son of Joanne Mawdsley, the founder of the charity, cut the ribbon to start the walk.
Rob Loughenbury, prospective Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Chorley, also registered for the ramble after he visited the charity back in February and saw the vital work that is done, especially with conductive education, which is a learning system designed to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve greater independence.
Rob said “Today the community is out in force to celebrate a vital local charity and support its inspirational work. The care enjoyed by children at Rainbow House is of the highest quality and the Ramble is all about making sure that this work is sustained. Being involved today has been amazing fun and I am delighted to have taken part with so many exceptional people”.
Everyone had an amazing time, including the children of St Mary’s School, Eccleston who put in a team of walkers. Phil Proudfoot, who is one of the parents, put together his own army of walkers called ‘Phil’s Barmy Army’ along with his daughter Millie, who attends Rainbow House. Sonia Harris from the charity did a fantastic job of organising the event and The Legacy Rainbow House would like to thank everyone involved including all the volunteers who helped on the day, as well as Bishop Rawestorne School in Croston who provided the venue for the event.
A big thank you to everyone who registered and walked for The Legacy Rainbow House, it means a lot. Thank you!