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Rainbow Trust asks clubs to support the ‘power of an hour’

From 19 to 25 October, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is asking golf clubs across England to get involved in its biggest annual fundraising event, ‘The Big Hour’. For the majority of people, when the clocks go back this October, it means an extra hour in bed. But for families supported by Rainbow Trust who are caring for a seriously ill child, an extra hour is incredibly precious and not something to waste. The Big Hour campaign calls on golfers to use that extra time to raise vital funds for families in need.

The Rainbow Trust Golfers says that golfers can get involved in the week-long campaign, beginning on Monday 19 October, in a number of ways including sponsored tournaments, fundraising sweep stakes and evening events. The campaign aims to highlight how valuable family time is and how small acts of kindness can make a big difference to families facing such difficult circumstances.

It costs £22 an hour to support a family caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Those who raise as much as they can in the extra hour will help provide emotional and practical support for families when they need it the most.

Emma Haines, director of marketing and fundraising at Rainbow Trust says, “This is a great opportunity for clubs to get together for an hour to support Rainbow Trust. Most people don’t realise just how crucial one hour can be, but this is quickly changed when your child is diagnosed with a serious illness. We’d love for as many golfers as possible to donate their extra hour to fundraise and support families going through unimaginable circumstances.”

The Big Hour aims to raise £15,000 this year by focusing on the power of the hour, giving supporters the freedom to choose from a number of ways to use their extra hour to raise money. More at: www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/big-hour