Pot of gold needed to finish Rainbow House

THE end of the rainbow is in sight now work is well underway on a new disabled children’s centre.

The Legacy Rainbow House, in Salt Pit Lane, Mawdesley near Chorley is being built to replace the old stable block which housed classrooms for conductive education.

New Rainbow House takes shape

New Rainbow House takes shape

But the charity building the centre still needs £200,00 to finish the job.

The old accommodation was demolished in December and already the framework of the new building is in place.

The new single-storey building will provide much-needed additional facilities in the form of classrooms and recreational areas which the charity will use to address “a desperate need for space and a more dignified and specialised adapted area to meet the growing needs of the children and youths.”

The Legacy Rainbow House has been a constant and continuous service for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life-limiting conditions since 2001. Currently there are over 200 children on the charity database using the services which includes conductive education, physiotherapy, rebound therapy and an integrated nursery provision. The charity also offer residential short breaks giving families much-needed respite

A spokesman said: “The charity receives considerable support and is sponsored by local and nationally known businesses. The external build has been funded primarily by VEOLIA environmental trust.

“The next stage is the interior and for this the charity need to raise £200,000. They are appealing to local companies to help with donations of skills and labour. A few local companies have already made pledges to assist with the interior and the charity would love to hear from anyone who would like to pledge their time and materials for the build.

“The new development is needed to offer a fuller range of facilities on site not just for the affected children but also their families. The Legacy Rainbow House has proved its worth as a charity and a business, however its true reason for being has never been lost - the vulnerable people who society don’t see because they don’t need to. It may stop families from breaking down, it may prevent a child from being wheelchair bound for the rest of their life.”