Multicoloured mufti day launched by Rosie's Rainbow Fund

Multicoloured mufti day launched by Rosie's Rainbow Fund

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Lucy Golding

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Multicoloured mufti day launched by Rosie's Rainbow Fund

A rainbow themed fancy dress day will help raise funds for a Maidenhead charity facing closure.

Rosie's Rainbow Fund has launched its first 'Wear Rainbow Day' due to be held on Friday, May 16.

School children and organisations of any size are being encouraged to take part by dressing up in multi-colours in exchange for a £1 donation.

Rosie's Rainbow Fund was set up by Carolyn Mayling in 2003 following the death of her daughter Rosie from a rare blood disease.

Rosie loved to dress in colourful clothing.

The charity supports seriously ill and disabled children and their parents with services including bereavement counselling and music therapy.

In February Rosie's Rainbow Fund announced that lack of recent donations and grants could mean the charity will be forced to give its eight staff members their notices before the end of May.

A campaign has been launched to get finances back on track.

Amanda Ayres, who is heading up the project, said: "We are doing everything we possibly can."

"This doesn't mean our financial position has changed, it is still very precarious."

Visit rosiesrainbowfund.co.uk for details.

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