Children’s charity reaches out to golf clubs for one hour

Martyn Clapham
By Martyn Clapham September 22, 2015 14:57

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is calling on every UK golf club to spend one hour raising funds for it this October.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides social palliative care to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness, and it costs £22 an hour to support a family caring for a child.

The charity wants golfers to do something for one hour from October 19 to 22.


“Those who raise as much as they can in the extra hour will help provide emotional and practical support for families when they need it the most,” said a spokeswoman.

“For the majority of people, when the clocks go back this October, it means an extra hour in bed. But for families supported by Rainbow Trust who are caring for a seriously ill child, an extra hour is incredibly precious and not something to waste. ‘The Big Hour’ campaign calls on golfers to use that extra time to raise vital funds for families in need.

“Golfers, caddies and spectators can get involved in the week-long campaign, beginning on Monday, October 19, in a number of ways including sponsored tournaments, fundraising sweep stakes and evening events. The campaign aims to highlight how valuable family time is and how small acts of kindness can make a big difference to families facing such difficult circumstances.”

Emma Haines, director of marketing and fundraising at Rainbow Trust, added: “This is a great opportunity for clubs to get together for an hour to support Rainbow Trust. Most people don’t realise just how crucial one hour can be, but this is quickly changed when your child is diagnosed with a serious illness. We’d love for as many golfers as possible to donate their extra hour to fundraise and support families going through unimaginable circumstances.”

The Big Hour aims to raise £15,000 this year by focusing on the power of the hour, giving supporters the freedom to choose from a number of ways to use their extra hour to raise money.

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Martyn Clapham
By Martyn Clapham September 22, 2015 14:57
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