Danetree School’s human rainbow in aid of seriously ill children

Last month, 670 children aged 4 to 11-years-old from Danetree School formed a human rainbow to raise much needed funds for families with a seriously ill child.

Danetree School’s Rainbow Day brought together the entire school to sell cakes and dress in multi-coloured mufti for the day. Each year group were assigned a colour to wear for the day and were asked to provide a small donation in-lieu. They also held a bake sale with tasty baked rainbow cakes and other colourful baked goods.

Jessie Knight from Danetree School explains:

“It was a great day and the children loved dressing up in mufti. There was a real buzz having the whole school create a human rainbow.”

In total, the school raised an incredible £578.34 which could pay for the transport costs for a Family Support Worker for an entire month - allowing up to 25 families to cope with numerous hospital appointments for check ups and treatment, which for many families, involves navigating long distances to unfamiliar cities and dealing with the complexities of public transport with a sick child.

“We chose Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as we think it is important that whole families are supported in times of need when individuals within the family are terminally ill. The videos on your website showed us the great work the Rainbow Trust does and how the families appreciate it so much - we thought it was a fantastic charity to support.”

If you’d like to hold your own Rainbow Day, you can find out more information here, or contact our regional team if your school would like to fundraise for us.