Rainbows’ Music Room Repainted with the Support of Corporate Partners

Rainbows has a brighter Music Room thanks to the support of Redrow Homes.

Redrow Homes, based in Castle Donington, organised for the expertise of area paint contractors TJ McGovern to paint our Music Room, with materials donated by Crown Paint. Staff from Redrow also emptied and prepared the room for painting the day before, and restored it to its original condition the day after completion.

Staff at Redrow have supported our charity since 2019 and following a volunteering day where they spent time at our hospice, their passion to help us has grown even more. A team took part in our Peak District 10k Walk last month, raising over £2500, and have staff signed up to future events.

Sarah Hewitt, Marketing Manager at Redrow, said: “We’ve been honoured to be able to support Rainbows over the past few years. Myself and my colleagues have taken away so much from being involved, whether it be helping tidy up the gardens at the hospice, raising money by challenging ourselves or most recently, helping give the music room a makeover. We’re lucky to work for a business that allows us time away from work to volunteer, and it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to help such a wonderful place. We’re looking forward to planning our next events and volunteer days.”

Our Music Room is a haven for all babies, children, and young people. All of the instruments and equipment are designed to enable any child to make music, helping them express their feelings and emotions.

Rosie Robinson, Rainbows Music Therapist, added: “Repainting the Music Room has filled it back up with fresh energy and life. The space had been looking well used and a little tired so a freshen up has really made a huge difference.

“With a minor reorganisation and a splash of colour, the room now offers a very calming and cool space in which creativity can flourish. It allows for things to be easily accessed and doesn’t over stimulate those who need a calmer environment.

“For me, this is somewhere that can offer peace, exhilaration, and a reflective space to process the emotional impact of having a life limited condition. Families can come together and, through the power of music, can reunite, communicate, and share special memories.”

Corporate support is vital to the charity to help it fund the vital care for over 300 babies, children and young people with serious and terminal illnesses. To find out how your business can help, visit rainbows.co.uk/fundraise/corporate-fundraising

Written by Harleen Third