Appeal for labour and materials to help Rainbow House grow

Going up: The new Rainbow House takes shape
Going up: The new Rainbow House takes shape
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It might only be the bare bones, but Lancashire’s new Legacy Rainbow House is fast taking shape.

Yet, while the exterior of the centre for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life-limiting conditions at Mawdesley near Chorley is being funded by the Veolia Environmental Trust, supporters still need to raise a £200,000 pot of gold to kit out the interior.

So an appeal has been launched for local companies to help with donations of materials and labour.

The charity has been recording photographs of the work in progress since the original classrooms were knocked down back in December.

Legacy Rainbow House based in Salt Pit Lane has planning approval for a single storey building to replace an existing stable building which was used for conductive education. The new building will provide much-needed additional facilities in the form of classrooms, recreational areas and meeting rooms to address a desperate need in the community. Currently there are over 200 children using the services which include conductive education, physiotherapy, rebound therapy and an integrated nursery provision.