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Rainbow Hub charity awarded £10,000 in SPAR Community Cashback scheme

Research reveals 63% of people in the North West give back to local causes

Lancashire based charity Rainbow Hub has been chosen as one of the best charities in the region to be awarded a £10,000 grant from SPAR, which is providing funds to local voluntary or community organisations and charities who need it most through its 2023 Community Cashback scheme. 

Rainbow Hub is a special charity that exists to improve the lives of children and young people with mental and physical challenges, and families, from across the North West, by providing specialist educational and therapeutic approaches to learning. As part of this they have created a special needs nursery which caters specially for early years aged children with diagnosed and emerging special educational needs.

Katherine Nelson from Rainbow Hub commented on how the grant from SPAR will help their charity:

“Receiving this grant will help make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people with disabilities. The community of Rainbow Hub are so grateful that these funds will hugely help to secure vital services for them in the year ahead and will help deliver conductive education which is a specialised therapy programme designed to develop the physical skills and abilities of disabled children.”

The SPAR Community Cashback scheme launched for a second year this April to give back to local communities that need support, and will donate £100,000 across the UK on behalf of their shoppers.

To find out more about giving back in the UK and how people help out local charities, SPAR commissioned a study of 2,000 adults and discovered that a huge 63% of those in the North West have volunteered before. On average, volunteers in the North West spend 8.1 hours giving back each month and 43% would like to volunteer in 2023. 

Reasons for giving back to the community vary, with 65% doing so to help others and 47% wanting to give back to local causes. But it’s what we get from volunteering that also makes a difference with the stats for the North West showing that 49% feel an improvement to their wellbeing, 67% believe it's good to contribute to society and 44% gain a sense of belonging in the community. 

Suzanne Dover, Brand and Marketing Director at SPAR said: “We believe in nurturing our store neighbourhoods and supporting the communities we serve, and this scheme is another way we are helping to do this, especially now when deserving local organisations need some extra financial support.”

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