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Can you help a Harold Wood charity shop hit its fundraising target of £1million?

PUBLISHED: 14:30 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 29 August 2017

The volunteers at The Rainbow Trust's Harold Wood store are hoping to hit their £1million target by Christmas. Photo: The Rainbow Trust

The volunteers at The Rainbow Trust's Harold Wood store are hoping to hit their £1million target by Christmas. Photo: The Rainbow Trust

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A group of charity workers are launching a campaign to help them raise the rest of their £1million fundraising target by Christmas.

On September 6 at the charity’s shop at 33 Station Road, the Harold Wood volunteer group will be joined by families supported by Rainbow Trust, along with Cllr Linda Van den Hende, the Mayor of Havering, who will officially launch the One Million Campaign.

All the money raised helps support families caring for a child with a terminal or life-threatening illness.

The Harold Wood volunteers have currently raised £950,000 for Rainbow Trust, and are optimistic they could reach their target by Christmas.

Since April 1993, the group has supported the Rainbow Trust, after patron and volunteer Pauline Obee MBE and the late John Penrose heard an interview with Rainbow Trust’s founder Bernadette Cleary on the radio.

The group started when Pauline was offered an empty shop for three months, and she embraced the opportunity by running jumble sales there two days a week. Twenty four years later the shop and group of friends are still going strong and as well as running the shop they take part in fundraising efforts across Essex in aid of Rainbow Trust.

Rainbow Trust is a national charity which offers emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement.

It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and thanks to its generous supporters helps over 2,000 families in England.

Visit the shop to find out more.

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