Art with heart helps raise cash for Hub char­ity

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RAIN­BOW Hub has set up a new art chal­lenge on Face­book to en­cour­age peo­ple to help raise funds for the Mawdes­ley based char­ity.

Like many other or­gan­i­sa­tions, the group, which sup­ports chil­dren and young peo­ple with phys­i­cal and neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties, had to can­cel all sum­mer fundrais­ing events and has been look­ing at dif­fer­ent ways to raise the funds it needs to con­tinue its ser­vices.

It has adapted to vir­tual ser­vices to help the young­sters con­tinue the ther­a­pies that are crit­i­cal to their gen­eral devel­op­ment and well-be­ing.

Kat Nel­son, fundraiser, said “The needs of the chil­dren and young peo­ple we sup­port don’t go away be­cause of the

Covid-19 pan­demic. As we have no statu­tory fund­ing we have to find other ways to raise the funds needed to con­tinue our work.

“We have re­ceived some beau­ti­ful de­signs al­ready and we are so very grate­ful to ev­ery­one who has helped us so far es­pe­cially South Rib­ble Net­ball Club who have not only pro­moted the chal­lenge on so­cial me­dia, but have en­cour­aged their mem­bers to sup­port the event.”

The net­ball club is run­ning so­cially dis­tanced train­ing ses­sions on Mon­days and Tues­days at Bal­shaw’s High School. The ball can­not be passed but ev­ery­one can stay fit and be ready for when matches can start again.

Any­one in­ter­ested can con­tact the club at southrib­blenet­ball­club@gmail. com

The lat­est chal­lenge is for sup­port­ers to take part in the #rain­bowhubart cam­paign. All they need to do is de­sign a rain­bow, share a photo of it on so­cial me­dia with the hash­tag #rain­bowhubart and nom­i­nate up to five oth­ers to do the same.

All pic­tures sent to Rain­bow Hub will then be dis­played in the “gallery”

Sup­port­ers can help by do­nat­ing £5 by tex­ting RAIN­BOWHUBART to 70490 (texts cost £5 plus one stan­dard rate mes­sage).

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.rain­bowhubnw.org or you can go on Face­book, Twit­ter @rain­bowhubnw or www. just­giv­ing.com/rain­bowhub.

Macy Smith, above, Rory Tu­son and Luca Jack­son, top, and Jack Par­ish, top left, with their rain­bow pic­tures

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