Rainhill Gala 11 Logo 2015 Gala Cash Awards

Rainhill Gala proudly awards £8,695 from the 2015 Event - Thanks Rainhill!!!

Following a bumper year in 2015, the Gala committee were delighted to give away staggering £8,695 to local good causes, £4500 going to Willowbrook and the rest divided between local good causes in and around the Rainhill area.  The donations listed below are an indication of the support YOU give to the Gala and the committee are grateful to everyone who supports our events throughout the year.  The 2015 donations were:

Willowbrook Hospice - established in 1993, it supports people over 18 years with life limiting illness - £4,500
Rainhill Musical Theatre Company - providing an outlet for local talent - £250
Friends - based in the 4F centre in Old Lane, this group supports local families with disabled children - £200
4th Rainhill Scouts - the Gala is even more grateful to the scouts for the use of the scout hut for its monthly meetings -£330
1438 (Prescot) Air Cadets - meeting twice weekly in Whiston provide a range of disciplined activities for young people from age 12 - £300
Armchair Yoga - a St Helens based group supporting people affected by cancer, see page 14 for more details - £270
Rainhill Rocket JFC - a Rainhill based football club supporting local youngsters in and around the Rainhill area - £250
Eccleston Old Peoples Welfare Committee - the group supports elderly residents with regular meetings and will use the funds to purchase a fridge freezer- £245
Longton Lane Primary School - the funds will go towards a community room - £200
SSAFA - the St Helens branch will use the funds to support ex-service personnel locally - £245

St Helens Homewatch - this group of volunteers promotes safety of local residents - £200
Rainhill Millennium Centre - a not-for-profit centre that provides a meeting place for dozens of local groups, - £380
Rainhill Old Peoples Welfare - the organisation, run by volunteers, provides a weekly lunch meeting for Rainhill’s elderly residents - £300
Musical Memories - a group using music to help with various conditions who have used the cash to buy music equipment - £150
Young Peoples Disabled Support Group - based in the 4F centre providing support for families across St Helens- £100
Rainhill Remembered - exhibition organised by the Rainhill Civic Society - £500
Marie Curie, Rainhill & Prescot branch - volunteers from the local branch will use the funds to purchase equipment to help with their fundraising, see them at the Gala on the food court - £300

What's more many of the stalls on the Gala site were run by local charities and voluntary groups who raised an estimated £4,000 in the day for their own good causes. Once again to everyone who attended or supported the Gala in any way, a great big thank you from all of us and everyone who benefitted from the cash awards.

Since the Gala started in 2007 we have given away nearly £40,000 and hope to continue this in 2016, if you think your organisation could benefit this year apply before 1st July 2016 by emailing funding @rainhillgala.co.uk