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 East Sussex, 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 journey began on 19th September 2020 when we opened in The Enterprise Shopping Centre in Eastbourne.
We quickly outgrew that premises & decided on a bigger step.
In January 2021 we moved into our new home in the beautiful town of Pevensey Bay.
Being unable to open due to the current pandemic, we got to work setting up our new store.
We currently offer a click & collect service on all website orders & hope to be able to open our doors very soon.
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 ....