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Local Rainbows group raise hundreds for Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice!

A local Rainbows group have donated £600 to a Cumbrian charity to help the care, support and activities provided to local children and young adults with life limiting illnesses.

Members of the 1st Culgaith Rainbows chose to support Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice as part of their Challenge Badge, which makes up part of the Rainbows 30th Anniversary Celebrations.

Annette Hall from 1st Culgaith Rainbows explains:

“We had a chat with the girls and it was decided that we support Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice as the programme we follow in Rainbows is called Jigsaw, also the charity supports children.

“We would do this by holding a party and inviting at least 30 people and try to raise at least £30. We achieved both of our goals as well as having a fantastic part, the disco and DJ kindly donated their time and lots of raffle prizes were also donated, which enabled us to raise £60 on the night.

“Then one of the parents of our girls said that she had been chatting to her Dad about what we were doing. He was impressed by the girls' efforts for such a deserving cause and in the view of that, Metcalfe Plant Hire offered to add a zero to the amount the girls had raised, making the donation up to £600.”

On Thursday 30 March the 1st Culgaith Rainbows group visited the Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice shop in Penrith Town Centre. During the visit they were able to meet the Jigsaw mascot, Hospuss, as well as finding out from Jigsaw Activity Coordinator, Lesley Faulder, about the care, support and activities provided at Jigsaw.

The money raised by the 1st Culgaith Rainbows will help Jigsaw to provide the highest standards of care, support and activities to local children and young adults with life limiting illnesses. This care and compassion is extended to all of the children and young adults’ families, friends and carers.