Schools & Organisations
In order to carry out our important work as a charity, it is vital we raise as much funding as possible. Therefore, if you are a school and are interested in supporting us as your main charity, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact us
At Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, we firmly believe in the power of children and young people to make a difference in this world. Though she was only a child, Rosie believed in taking action and helping others—her motto was “Don’t just talk about it, DO it!” And Rosie did it—when she heard that a young friend called Ella, who suffered from Rett Syndrome, needed a wheelchair, Rosie wrote, staged, and directed a musical called “Forever and a Day” along with her sister Ellie and friends Lucy and Laura in order to raise the funds for the chair—and she succeeded.
We know that every child has a little bit of Rosie within them, if only they are given the chance to find it! Some of our proudest moments at Rosie’s Rainbow Fund have been seeing the ways that children and young people take action all on their own to make a difference in this world, and how the realisation that they have the power to effect change transforms and empowers them.
“Seeing the enthusiasm, passion, and interest that my students took in helping to support Rosie’s Rainbow Fund was the highlight of twenty years of teaching,” says Mrs Laura Neville, a primary school teacher from New York.
How can your child or school support our charity?
- Consider Rosie’s Rainbow Fund as your school’s chosen charity-of-the-year.
- Hold a mufti day (rainbow mufti days are especially fun!), bake sale (rainbow cakes and cookies are always a hit), concert, dance-a-thon, fun run, car boot sale, art show, raffle, quiz night, summer fete, or challenge event—our supporters at the Lambrook School even had a pie-in-the-face challenge!
- Ask your child for ideas! We never fail to be impressed with the ways even the youngest of children have come up with to support us! Have a lemonade stand, grow flowers to sell, make rainbow bracelets or other jewelry, give up a favourite treat, activity, or even a bad habit in exchange for sponsorship. Our friend Thomas had the clever idea to raise funds for us by challenging himself to take a Grade 1 violin exam without any prior preparation—and he succeeded!
- Love playing video games? What about a video game marathon?
- How about joining together as a family for a walk, 5K, or Colour Run? One of our amazing young supporters, Tegan, has been doing the Maidenhead Boundary Walk to fundraise for us 4 years in a row!
- Do you or your child love the theatre like Rosie did? Why not follow her example and putting on a show as a fundraiser? Our amazing supporters Sasha, Rosie, Alice, and Annabel of Queen Anne’s School Caversham put on a special performance of “Annie” last year starring their fellow students to raise money for us!
The possibilities are endless—if you have an idea of your own, if you’d like us to make a few suggestions, or if you’d like to inquire about scheduling a Rosie’s Rainbow Fund assembly to learn about the importance of music therapy at your school, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 01865 589992.—we’d love to hear from you!
Organisations and Groups
Do you (or your child) belong to a club, organisation, committee, group, or place of worship? Perhaps you can tell them a bit about Rosie’s Rainbow Fund and suggest that they consider supporting us! Many organisations and groups choose a yearly charity to support and often invite input from their members—other groups hold occasional events to benefit a local charity, whether a stall or table at a holiday fair, a family fun day, or a community event, or take part in a fun run, dress-down day, or bake sale. These would all be wonderful opportunities to show your organisation’s support for a local charity like Rosie’s Rainbow Fund!
The groups that have supported us in the past have shown wonderful creativity—for example, the Maidenhead Rotaract hosted a wine and cheese quiz night to benefit Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, while the Didcot Baptist Church donated proceeds from their church coffee shop. We’re always happy to provide suggestions as well! Please e-mail us at or give us a ring on 01865 589992 and we’d be delighted to help you come up with ideas.
We’d like to acknowledge the generosity and support of the following schools, organisations, clubs, groups, and places of worship that have so kindly chosen to support our work with seriously ill and special-needs children and their families:
Grammar School Students in Indiana
Ms Briner's 3rd-grade students in Indiana, USA celebrate Wear Rainbow Day for Rosie's Rainbow Fund.
Gabriella & Jessica
Students from North Bellmore, New York made posters supporting Rosie's Rainbow Fund.