Posted on: 26th December 2014 | Comments: 0 Comments

Charity gets help with heating

An organisation that aids children who are suffering from cerebral palsy has been awarded a £3,000 grant, which will enable it to fix its heating system.

The Rainbow Centre, which is located in Fareham, has welcomed the money from Fareham Borough Council’s community fund, because it will allow it to install a new boiler and repair its current heating systems. This means that the children and staff will be comfortable and warm in the centre once more.

The charity’s old boiler has broken down several times in the past year, which has left them without the means to heat up water. It also meant that their underfloor heating system, which usually provided warmth and comfort to the centre, was unable to function correctly.

Speaking to the Portsmouth News, Trevor Howard, who is Community Action Team chairperson for Fareham South, said:

“I’m really pleased we were able to help out with funding before the winter arrived. The Rainbow Centre does a lot for local children and definitely deserves this community funding.”

The Rainbow Centre does a lot of good work in the community, helping not only children with cerebral palsy, but also adults who are suffering from the condition. It also assists those who suffer from strokes, MS, and Parkinson’s disease, or who have suffered a debilitating head injury.

It reportedly encourages its visitors to take an active role in their own rehabilitation and development through Conductive Education. It also provides a supportive environment in its local community, which is why it is so important that it received the much needed grant.

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