Roll up for a Rainbow Raiser for The Leanne Fund

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Brighten up everyone’s day with a Rainbow Raiser at your school, college or workplace this February in aid of The Leanne Fund.

The Leanne Fund offers a range of services to individuals affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) and their families across the Highlands and Islands. The Leanne Fund was set up in 2009 in memory of Leanne Mitchell from the Isle of Lewis.

This special fundraiser on Friday February 22 will help make a real difference to the lives of those with CF and ensure a fun charitable activity for your class, group or workplace.

Last year’s inaugural event was a great success with more than £1,000 raised for the charity.

All you have to do is request a Rainbow Raiser pack and get set to wear your best/wackiest and brightest clothes for the day.

Chrisetta Mitchell, development manager for The Leanne Fund, said: ‘Each week five babies are born with cystic fibrosis and sadly two young lives are lost. There is currently no cure.

‘At The Leanne Fund, we provide a range of support services to individuals affected by cystic fibrosis and their families, helping them to maintain and improve their quality of life and live life to the full. This help is available across Highlands, Islands and Grampian.

‘We are inviting schools, colleges, workplaces and businesses to partner with us in hosting a Rainbow Raiser, from which the funds raised will contribute towards making a difference in the lives of those affected by this life-limiting disease.

‘We are delighted that many local schools and workplaces have already signed up to take part and I would encourage everyone to get involved and encourage your local school or nursery, workplace to do so.’

To find out more, email The Leanne Fund at

Here are just some of the ways the money you raise will be spent: £30 will pay for TV cards for a young CF patient when they are in hospital for treatment; £40 will provide a confidential counselling session to help with issues of anxiety, bereavement, depression, illness and other unexpected life events; £40 will provide a complementary therapy treatment to help a young person feel better and cope better with their CF; £200 will pay for patient transport costs for those who need additional support for getting to hospital appointments; £200 will pay for emergency support for a family when their child is in hospital and they are facing additional costs with accommodation, meals, fuel, childcare; £300 will provide sport and fitness equipment to support an active lifestyle and improve lung function; £750 will provide a much needed holiday for a family; £750 will provide support for a young CF sufferer who is moving away to college or university or setting up home independently.

In your Rainbow Raiser pack you will receive the following to help you set up your day: colourful bunting template to help you make your space bright and beautiful; stickers to give to those participating; a poster to let people know what you are organising; top 10 tips for making your day as successful and fun as possible.