Rainbows Thanks Donors Who Gave in Memory of Susan Taylor

We would like to thank kind-hearted donors who have honoured the memory of Susan Taylor by contributing to Rainbows.

Susan Taylor (34) died while she was taking part in her createaripple.co.uk challenge for Rainbows Hospice and Diabetes UK. She tragically died on Sunday in Boulogne after she collapsed on the final part of the challenge.

Susan had been one of our Ambassadors for over two years. During that time she has tirelessly fundraised, helped out at events and raised awareness of the hospice.

Susan even took time out of her career as an accountant to devote more efforts to her charity work and her training for her channel swim.

When Susan embarked on her challenge on Sunday, contributions on her Virgin Money page stood at £2,700. On Wednesday, donations had rocketed to almost £57,000. Susan’s family are very touched by people’s thoughtfulness and kind sentiments.

Geoff Ellis, chief executive at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, said:
“Susan was extremely passionate about Rainbows and over the past two years she has done so many wonderful things to support us. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she was totally dedicated to fundraising for the hospice. On behalf of Rainbows, I would like to thank everyone who has honoured Susan’s memory by making a donation. The generosity of those who knew Susan, and those who didn’t, is incredible and we are very moved by everyone’s kindness.”