Since we posted about Rainbow Home’s fundraising drive last week a good number of runners and walkers have signed up. Typical is Kirsten, who says, “After seeing a post about supporting Rainbows Homes, during these exceptional times, I wanted to help in any way I could. I know that NFR support the charity via our #LGBT5k and knowing we have 2 members in our club who access the services of Rainbow Home, it just felt right to help out. So I’ve linked my Strava to record my mileage, but most importantly donated funds.”
You run, walk or cycle as far or little as you like, and all your mileage from now until the end of June counts towards the final total, with the aim of covering enough miles collectively to cover the equator.
Another member, Joszef, comments: “I signed up for the challenge to show my support for Rainbow Home. While I am not that familiar with charity, I feel that whenever one can help, they should do so. There is always someone needing a hand, or a smile, or a good word. By doing this, I hope that I can contribute in my own little way to keep this amazing charity going, to provide help to those who need it, to show that there are people who care, and no matter the hardships, they are not alone. ”
The target is to raise £7500 to secure the immediate future of the service, and so far collectively we have raised just under £2000. Let’s give it a helping hand – you can sign up here.
Pictured is Alessandra from Rainbow Home with our club Treasurer Eddy giving her a cheque for £1000 at last year’s LGBT5k. With doubts about whether any races can go ahead this year, we are supporting this virtual run instead to ensure Rainbow Home continues.