Mr William (Bill) Ainscough, a successful business man from Wrightington, who is passionate about

supporting children and young people to achieve the best they can in their lives, has become

the President of Rainbow House, the conductive education centre based at Mawdesley, Lancashire.

Over the past year Bill has become increasing involved with the work of Rainbow House and has

provided much needed funds and supported the charity to take a more focussed and strategic

approach to delivering services to those with neurological and physical conditions.

He becomes the President as the charity moves forward with its recently developed three year plan

which will aim to make the charity a centre of excellence for children and young people with

neurological and physical disabilities. As part of the plan a new Early Years unit will be created

for children under 5 years where clinical research shows the biggest impact can be made.


Bill is also a trustee of the OnSide Youth Zone movement and co founder of the Wigan Youth Zone

which is a leader in quality support to children and young adults.

Outside of his charity support Bill is founder and Chairman of Network Space which has been

established over forty years in commercial development. He is also founder director of Wain Homes

a residential housebuilder.


Bill said, “As a father and grandfather I am and honoured to be the charity’s President and I look

forward to working with the Board of Trustees and Senior Staff to implement the new strategic plan

that will see Rainbow House become a Centre of Excellence for Children and Young People with

neurological and physical conditions.”


Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive, Rainbow House, said, “The Board and staff are delighted that

Bill has agreed to become our President. His experience and enthusiasm will be a great asset as

we move forward with our plans to develop our services to benefit even more children and young


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