Gatehouse Bank colleagues raise £15,500 for Rainbow Trust

Gatehouse Bank colleagues have raised £15,500 for Rainbow Trust, the Bank’s Charity of the Year for 2023.

Rainbow Trust was selected as the Bank’s charity partner through an all-staff vote, where colleagues were asked to nominate and vote for the charity they would like to support. Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness, pairing each one with an expert Family Support Worker who provides practical and emotional support for the whole family.

The charity’s support is tailored to each family depending on their needs, for example, driving them to medical appointments, keeping a child company during hospital stays or organising activities to help sick children and their siblings. Every £30 raised helps Rainbow Trust to provide an hour’s practical and emotional support for a family caring for a seriously ill child.

Throughout the year, colleagues at Gatehouse Bank organised fundraising activities including charity walks and runs, groups of colleagues completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and the Bank’s Executive Team taking part in the Thames Moonlight 10 Walk. The Bank also facilitated charity raffles and supported Rainbow Trust’s 72-hour match funding “No Family Alone Appeal” in November 2023, which aimed to raised £200,000 from various donors and supporters.

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Charles Haresnape, CEO of Gatehouse Bank, commented: “We are proud to have supported a fantastic charity, Rainbow Trust, over the last year, and I am especially pleased to see the dedication colleagues have shown in actively organising their own fundraising efforts.

“Thanks to our colleagues, we collectively have raised £15,500 and hope that our contribution has made a difference to Rainbow Trust and the families they support.”

Elodie Pinn, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Rainbow Trust said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Gatehouse Bank for raising £15,500 in support of Rainbow Trust over the last year. Their efforts raising money and awareness is greatly appreciated, raising enough to support seven families caring for a seriously ill child for a whole year.”