Nottingham Open serves up £10,000 for us

It may have stopped play but the rain didn’t stop fundraising at the Nature Valley Open with the tournament raising over £10,000 for us. 

As official charity partners, we benefited once again by netting a share of the proceeds from the tennis tournament held earlier this month.

For the fourth consecutive year, money was raised from ticket sales along with a donation from the Women’s Tennis Association. The players also got involved in a ‘Build a Lego Rainbow Challenge’ when it was too wet on the courts. 

Andrew Ball, Director of Supporter Relations at Rainbows, said: “We are very fortunate to partner with the Open for the last four years and would like to thank the tournament directors, players and supporters. It is important we tell the people of Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands all about Rainbows because without them and their support, we wouldn’t be in existence. 

“The event raises much needed funds. It costs £6.2million to run Rainbows a year and every single penny, apart from about three weeks’ worth of costs, comes from the great British public. This week at the tennis is essential in us being able to care for children and young people in the region.”