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Redhill charity breakfast event for children's cause
2:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Local News
The New York and Italian restaurant and bar, Frankie & Benny’s, in Redhill, will be hosting a special charity breakfast next Friday (August 23) in aid of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
The restaurant and bar at 46 to 48 High Street, is inviting anyone to pop in and join in the event to raise funds for the cause, which provides emotional and practical support individually tailored to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The charity relies on fundraising for almost all of its income.
Frankie & Benny’s area marketer for Redhill, Bethan Peel, said: “Everyone at Frankie & Benny’s is incredibly passionate about supporting Rainbow Trust. “We are a family-focused restaurant and as such we are absolutely delighted to be raising vital funds and awareness to support those families facing very difficult times. “We are really looking forward to the charity breakfast. Anyone is welcome - please do pop by.”
Rainbow Trust’s corporate partnership manager, Kimberley Butterfield, said: “This charity breakfast shows that Frankie & Benny’s is at the heart of a community that cares about the work we do. “As well as raising vital funds, such support also provides a unique opportunity for Rainbow Trust to raise awareness of the emotional and practical support it provides families facing the most unimaginable circumstances - their child having a life-threatening or terminal illness.”
The partnership between Frankie & Benny’s and Rainbow Trust is aiming to raise £50,000 throughout 2013 through a number of fundraising initiatives.
The restaurant will welcome members of the public, local schools and businesses to join them for breakfast in exchange for a donation of £5, which will go to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
The charity provides expert social palliative care to families when their child has a life-threatening or terminal illness. Assistance is available for families 24-hours a day, with individually tailored care offered from diagnosis through to treatment.
Should a family become bereaved, the charity will continue to support it for as long as it is needed, helping family members cope with the present and preparing them for the future. Rainbow Trust is able to help almost 1,300 families a year throughout England.
However, the total represents just 12% of the families that could benefit from its help. The cause's vision is for a future in which all terminally ill children and their families have access to a Rainbow Trust carer.