On Thursday last week, The Core Partnership kindly gave me a day off work, so that I could volunteer and give something back to the community. I chose to help the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, who attended the annual Chelsea Art Fair – a four-day gallery lead art fair, which has been running for 22 years!
The setting was beautiful at the Chelsea Old Town Hall and there were some stunning works of art, paintings and sculptures. The Rainbow Trust was given a “Charity Corridor” where 10% from the sales of the paintings exhibited would be donated to the charity.
Myself and other volunteers were tasked with selling raffle tickets and doing a bucket collection in order to raise money for the charity as well as engaging with the public raising awareness of the Rainbow Trust and its cause.
Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness. They offer bespoke support to over 2,000 families, whether that’s at home or in hospital, and to the whole family, including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents.
This has been a very rewarding experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of getting involved, whether that’s at a one-off event or a long-term commitment.
Also, thank you Core Partnership for matching the funds we raised with your donation!
If you’d like to support the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity you can donate here https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/donate or if you’re thinking of volunteering you can find more information here https://rainbowtrust.org.uk/get-involved