Tracie began making 3 care packages, with her daughter Courtney, for local care homes at the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic in April 2020.
Before we knew it, 3 boxes turned into hundreds then hundreds turned into thousands of requests!
Tracie & Jo along with an army of willing helpers, fondly known as our Rainbow Army, set to work to make sure we could fulfil as many requests as possible.
We had amazing support from the Mayor, the Local MP, lots of Local Businesses &
so many lovely volunteers who helped raise funds, gather items, pack and deliver 3,426 care packages to our well deserving keyworkers.
We worked pretty much 7 days a week for over 3 & a half months, we laughed & we cried but were determined to reach as many people as we possibly could! We also donated 12 boxes of knitted and crocheted blankets & keepsake hearts, made by our wonderful volunteers for Covid patients & their families.
Thank you to everyone who had a part to play in Box Full Of Rainbows - Care Packages For Keyworkers, we couldn't have done it without you!
We raised an absolutely amazing total of £33,630!
As lockdown came to an end, Tracie & Jo decided that they wanted to continue the work they had been doing ...
Rainbow Wishes was created in July 2020.
Tracie, Jo & the 'Rainbow Fairies' will be working hard with our local community in Eastbourne, to help raise funds & provide the right products to support local community initiatives, whether big or small. Our aim is to bring hope & smiles during times of need, when they're needed the most.
Our Community Store opens in The Enterprise Shopping Centre in Eastbourne on 19th September.
We will be selling a range of new & used items to help fund our Rainbow Wishes journey.
We are very excited to take this next step & hope you'll pop in a visit soon.
We will post regular updates about the work we are doing, so please keep an eye on our website & social media pages for our posts & upcoming events.
If you can help in any way, please contact us as we would love to have you on our Rainbow Fairies Team.
Here are some of the deserving keyworkers that received our care packages ....