Get ready for the Rainbow Ramble in Croston, Eccleston and Mawdesley

Families are invited to a colourful walk to raise funds for a conductive education centre in Lancashire.

Friday, 27th April 2018, 12:55 pm
Jonathan Knowles ready to cut the ribbon at the Rainbow House Ramble
Jonathan Knowles ready to cut the ribbon at the Rainbow House Ramble

The Annual Rainbow House Ramble will take place on Saturday May 12. Starting at 10am from Bishop Rawstorne High School in Croston, participants can choose a five or 11 mile route taking them through Croston, Mawdesley and Eccleston and returning to the school where they will collect their medal.

Fancy dress is encouraged and there is likely to be everything from butterflies and bumble bees to rainbows and jesters. Participants can run and many families are accompanied by their dogs.There will be live music from Two Notes and Rainbow House mascots Drew and Lobby Lou will be at the start to take part in the fun and help one of the children supported by Rainbow House to cut the ribbon to start the event.

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Many of the families with children and young people who attend Rainbow House will be taking part or helping at the event including Jonathan Knowles from Todmorden who will be DJ for the day. Jonathan has cerebral palsy and has been attending conductive education sessions at the centre for 10 years.

Ben Blackman, chief executive of Rainbow House, said; “The response to the annual Ramble is always fantastic and we are so grateful to Goldseal, Trust Inns and Morrow Brothers Ltd and the numerous people who provide support. “There are too many to name them individually but we thank every one who works so hard to make this event possible and supports us with food, drinks, gifts and their time.”

Marshalls along the route and first aid cover will be provided North West Event Medical Solutions and a warm up session will be run by Rachel Bryan from Fitbop.The registration fee is £15 for adults and £5 for children under 16 with children in push chairs and wheelchairs are free. All participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship and receive a pack including a t shirt and sponsorship forms. To participate ring 01704 823276 or enter online at or email [email protected]