A Blues Brothers Tribute Night organised by Leyland fundraising group “Who would help” raised £1000 for
Rainbow House which will be put towards a Rebound Therapy trampoline for the Mawdesley based charity.
The event was held at the Leyland and Farington Social club and was attended by over 120 people
who enjoyed entertainment from Blues Brothers tribute act Steve and Dave Hunt, saxophonist
Paul Heptinstall, compere and singer Eric Jones and two Balshaw High School vocalists, Lilly Tarmey
and Will Pike.
Organisers Judith Pike and Michelle Fazakerley hold live music events two to three times a year to
raise funds for local charities. Judith said, “We decided to raise money for Rainbow House after I saw
a DVD at the Rainbow House Masquerade Ball and was blown away by the progression in children who
attend Rainbow House and access the wonderful support and facilities there.”
She continued, “We recently visited Rainbow House to present the cheque and see first-hand the benefit
of the work they do for the children with disabilities who use the services.”
Ben Blackman, CEO Rainbow House, said, “We are delighted to have received £1,000 from Judith and Michelle
and our grateful thanks go to them and everyone whose generosity raised such a fantastic amount.
Rebound Therapy has the potential to make a real difference to so many of the children we support and
is part of our plan to become a centre of excellence. We already have staff trained in Rebound Therapy and
we will be working very hard to raise the additional £1,500 we need to buy a Rebound Therapy trampoline.”
Rebound Therapy was founded in 1969 and the term describes the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic
exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs ranging from mild to severe physical
It is used to facilitate movement and to promote balance, increase or decrease in muscle tone, relaxation and
sensory integration. It improves fitness and exercise tolerance and can improve communication skills.
As a very popular activity for people with disabilities of virtually all kinds and for all ages, its benefits include
the development and improvement of strength of limbs, numeracy, patience, communication, co-ordination,
independence, self-confidence, balance, muscle tone, reaction speed, eye contact and stamina. And it’s fun!
If you would like to run an event to help raise the funds for a Rebound Therapy trampoline for Rainbow House,
we can help you organise it, call Emma Parish, Community Fundraiser on 01704 823276
or email E.Parish@thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com