Participants are being sought to participate in a fundraising scheme run by The Leanne Fund to aid cystic fibrosis suffers, in memory of Leanne Mitchell from the Isle of Lewis.
The fund currently offers an array of services to individuals who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, as well as providing support to their families across the Highlands, Islands and Grampian regions.
The special Rainbow Raiser is set to take place on Friday, February 22, with the fund seeking volunteers to run events at schools, colleges and workplaces.
Chrisetta Mitchell, development manager for The Leanne Fund, said: “Each week five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis and sadly two young lives are lost. There is currently no cure.
“At The Leanne Fund, we provide a range of support services to individuals affected by Cystic Fibrosis and their families, helping them to maintain and improve their quality of life and live life to the full.
“This help is available across Highlands, Islands and Grampian.
“We are inviting schools, colleges, workplaces and businesses to partner with us in hosting a ‘Rainbow Raiser’, from which the funds raised will contribute towards making a difference in the lives of those affected by this life-limiting disease.
“We are delighted that many local schools and workplaces have already signed up to take part and I would encourage everyone to get involved and encourage your local school or nursery, workplace to do so.”
The event enters its second year after raising an impressive £1,000 last year to aid the work of the charity.
Anybody interested is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Rainbow Raiser pack with the request that on fundraising day on February 22, participants wear their wackiest and brightest clothes for the duration of the day.
The Leanne Fund has highlighted the ways in which the money will be spent with funds going towards the purchasing of £30 TV cards whilst young patients face stays in the hospital for treatment, patient transport costs and support to young Cystic Fibrosis suffers who move away to college or university or opt to set up home independently.
The fund was set up in memory nine years ago of Lewis woman Leanne who died at the age of 21 to Cystic Fibrosis.