The annual Christmas Fair at Rainbow House on Sunday 3rd December brought smiles to the
faces of dozens of families and raised over £2,800 for the charity.
Music from the award winning Red Admiral Music Academy and DJ Jonathan Knowles,
who has cerebral palsy and attends conductive education sessions at the centre, kept everyone
in the Christmas spirit whilst the children were delighted to find Santa awaiting them in his magical
grotto. They could also enjoy face painting, arts and crafts and games and capture a
special Christmas memory in the novelty Snow Globe courtesy of T C Rides and Attractions.
Rainbow House organised a Bottle Tombola, Raffle, Cake Stall, Name the Teddy, Toys/Christmas
Cards and a Gifts Stall. And The Tree Barn at Blackrod not only donated a 10ft Norway spruce tree
for the entrance car park at Rainbow House but also kindly donated ten small Christmas Trees which
sold at the Fair.
Families could also look for Christmas presents amongst the stalls which included Jan’s Book Shelf,
Darceys Candles, Hats/Scarves/Winter Accessories, True Soaps, Bath Salts/Norwex Products,
Holly Wreaths and Christmas Gifts.
The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) or “Buffs, also organised a Raffle/Tombola/Lucky
Dip with the proceeds donated to the charity and volunteers from the WI served tea and coffee.
Ben Blackman, Rainbow House said, “We are delighted with the success of the Christmas Fayre
with so many local families having a great afternoon and raising some funds for the charity. Our
thanks go to everyone who supported the event and to the parents, staff and volunteers who
worked so hard to make it a success.”