The book has been created by a small group of local people supporting Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families caring for a terminally ill or life threatened child. It will showcase little-known or favourite shops, services and suppliers in North Hampshire ranging from restaurants and boutiques to photographers and florists, as well as a short comment from each contributor.
“North Hampshire’s Little Gems” launches on 23rd April 2015 at Nutley Stables, Nutley, Hampshire and all proceeds from the book will go to Rainbow Trust. A family supported by the charity will also be there talking about how Rainbow Trust has made a difference to their lives and highlighting the need for fundraising events like this to help other families in need.
The charity has also run a competition with local schools to design a spread for the book, which will go on sale from April in outlets across North Hampshire.
Donna Dyer, who instigated the creation of the North Hampshire’s Little Gems book, commented: “This is a book which will provide local people and visitors to North Hampshire with a personal recommendation of some of the businesses operating in the area. It has been a fantastic experience to research this book and pull together such a great example of how diverse small businesses are in our community. This book provides a great opportunity to raise vital funds to help support families with a terminally ill or life threatened child.”
Anna Borrini, Major Donor Fundraiser at Rainbow Trust, says: “We are delighted to be involved in the launch and are thankful to have such wonderful supporters in Hampshire. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations so events like this give us the opportunity to raise awareness of the vital support we offer families when they need it most.”
The book will be available at the launch for £15 and proceeds go straight to the Rainbow Trust. Or you can obtain a copy via http://shop.rainbowtrust.org.uk/collections/gifts-and-accessories and also Hetre in Alresford.
To find out more about the RainbowsTrust Children’s Charity please visit: www.rainbowtrust.org.uk