#charitytuesday: Richard Houses’s Rainbow Rush

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Rainbow Rush

Want to raise money for a fantastic charity in the most colourful way possible? Richard House’s brand new Colour 5k run – Rainbow Rush – could be perfect for you!

Participants of all ages and abilities can run or walk this unique course of different coloured paint stations through Beckton Park. Get messy, get colourful all while raising money for Richard House.

Richard House

Richard House was founded by Anthea Hare and was London’s first children’s hospice. The charity was officially registered as Richard House Trust in 1996 with the first part of the hospice finished in 2000. Now, the purpose-built hospice accepts referrals from families across the capital and has over 300 on their books.

From the moment a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, everything changes. Children can have profound multiple disabilities, be vulnerable to health complications and face distressing and sometimes painful treatment. Families face these daily struggles against the backdrop of a difficult reality- that their child will not live to adulthood.

Richard House offers specialised clinical care, respite breaks, art, music and play therapy, fun days out and end-of-life care – supporting children and families through their journey from life to death to ensure that it is positive and dignified. The services they provide are free of charge to these families, and the majority of their funding is thanks to the generosity of the public -through events like Rainbow Rush.

What to do next

Rainbow Rush will be a fantastic, fun, and full-of-colour day out for individuals and families alike to raise funds for the hospice. Plus, if you sign up before midnight on Monday 29th February you could win two tickets to Mark Noble’s West Ham testimonial match – on 28 March.

So why not take this #charitytuesday to register for the event online? Once you’re registered, simply set up your fundraising page and get those donations rolling in for this great cause.

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