New partnership for Rainbow House

An engineering joint venture  has announced a new partnership with a Lancashire conductive education centre.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 4:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:36 pm
Darren Hynes, Framework Director, C2V+ presenting a cheque to Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House

An engineering joint venture has announced a new partnership with a Lancashire conductive education centre.

C2V+, which is based in Preston, is now supporting Rainbow House and has recently upgraded the charity’s grounds and buildings with thousands of pounds worth of materials.

The charity, in Mawdesley, raises all of its own funds, not only to offer conductive education services to children, young people and adults with neurological and genetic conditions, but also to maintain its buildings and grounds.

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C2V+ is a joint venture consisting of VolkerStevin and CH2M brought together to work on both water and waste water contracts in the North West.

The team carried out a range of work including cleaning and power washing all of the play areas, excavating and laying paving stones for planters, creating a new path to the climbing frame with flags, paving general areas, tidying paths and garden soil areas.

They also went about cleaning, relining and filling stand-alone sensory pots and constructing wheelchair friendly sensory planters in the play area, creating a fire muster point and replacing damaged timber and rope post, arranging padlocks for the gates, fixing a leaking sink and painting fencing.

In addition to the work at the centre, a team from C2V+ took part in the annual Rainbow House ramble and raised £1,720 which was presented to Carole Cochrane, chief executive on a recent visit.

Darren Hynes, framework director at C2V+, said: “We wanted to find a charity for the year and we thought it was really important to support a charity in the local area to our head office. As a rapidly expanding business we want to give something back to the local community and after visiting Rainbow House we knew it was the charity for us. Not only are we helping to upgrade the grounds and buildings, we’ll also be sponsoring and supporting events and fund-raising throughout the year. We are delighted to be able to help such a fantastic cause.”

Carole Cochrane, chief executive, Rainbow House, said: “We have no statutory funding and have to raise all of our own funds to deliver our services and find ways to maintain our buildings and grounds at Mawdesley. The involvement and contribution from C2V+ is of enormous value to us and we cannot thank them enough.”