Thousands of you voted for which of the eight nominated local charities should be our Local Charity of the Year for 2016/17.
We are pleased to announce that Reagan Jack Rainbows (registered charity number 1165285) gained the most votes (3,811) with 42% of the vote.
Julie Young, the charities founder said “Reagan Jack Rainbows is a locally based charity helping children with complex needs and life threatening illnesses bridging a gap that does not already exist. This charity came into existence because of my experience as a mother caring for my son Reagan Jack who had severe complex needs and the challenges we incurred throughout his life time. Although love was in abundance, help from local authority and service providers was limited to say the least. Every day seemed to be a fight for life. What others take for granted, we were made to justify. After Reagan’s passing in January 2015, it seemed natural to set this charity up in his name. A long lasting legacy for my beautiful boy.”
Thanks to everyone who voted, tagged, shared and helped spread the word. Reagan Jack Rainbows is a fantastic local charity and we are proud to be supporting Julie and the charity over the next 12 months.