Morrisons Building a Legacy Together Grant in partnership with Together for Short Lives funds new kitchen for Rainbows

We are pleased to unveil our new kitchen in our Young People’s Lounge, which has been funded by the Morrisons Building a Legacy Together Grant.

The kitchen project focussed on creating a dedicated area to offer a fully functional space for one-to-one support, group work activities, life skills and accreditations, – all of which contribute positively to the social and emotional development of our young people.

The grant, of £42,400, is funded through Morrisons partnership with Together for Short Lives. Morrisons and Together for Short Lives partnership started in February 2022 and is raising vital funds for children’s hospices across the country and helping families make precious memories together.

Together, they launched the Building a Legacy Together Grant last summer. The grant aims to help children’s hospices across the country pay for things like renovations, new outdoor spaces and therapy equipment to ensure families caring for a life limited child can be supported in a comforting, joyful environment.

We used our grant money to fund vital renovations and purchase specialist equipment making the kitchen fully accessible for the young people who come to Rainbows, and further support families caring for a child with a life-limiting condition.

Rainbows Youth Worker Stacey Curzon said: “The Building a Legacy Together Grant has been wonderful for us, and we would like to thank everyone involved. The new facilities in our Young People’s Kitchen will help to enable our young people to grow and develop and achieve their aspirations in a safe and supported way, promoting independence and wellbeing.”

Morrisons Corporate Affairs Director, David Scott added: “As part of Morrisons’ commitment to giving back to our communities, we are proud to be funding the new kitchen at Rainbows through our partnership with Together for Short Lives. This is what the Building a Legacy Together Grant is all about. We are confident that the project will make a difference to the families Rainbows support.”

Nick Carroll, Together for Short Lives Director of Fundraising, said: “We are proud to see the fruits of our partnership with Morrisons come to life in such a meaningful way. The new kitchen at Rainbows was made possible by the Building a Legacy Grant, with thanks to Morrisons partnership fundraising. The grant, which was launched last summer, has already had a huge impact on a number of hospices across the country just like Rainbows. We know that the new kitchen will make a huge difference for the families supported by Rainbows.”

Morrisons hopes to raise £10 million for the partnership by October 2024.