Christmas Bazar 2019
Our annual Christmas Bazar fundraiser will take place in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Sunday December 8th from 11am to 5pm. A variety of Christmas crafts including Christmas logs, candles, cards, decorations and hampers, as well as a selection of pre-loved bric & brac. There will also be a special visit from Santa himself and the Rainbow Club characters!
Corporate & Social Responsibility Visitors
We have several external companies coming to us via their Corporate & Social Resposibility Programmes making a huge difference to the maintainance and upkeep of the club. This is a godsend as our volunteers do have the dedicated time away from the children to help with this so it is greatly appreciated and all the teams have been most welcome and have been super fun. We have highlighted a couple of teams below who have come through our doors but for the others who are a little camera shy - your efforts are not forgotten.
AIB 2019 Charity Partner
Our charity partners are helping us all year long with various fundraising efforts but we feel one such effort needs a big shout-out.
Thank you to Gerard Burgoyne & his fellow hikers who climbed the Carrauntoohill summit 29th June raising an impressive €1200.
We were informed that the conditions were too windy to display a large Rainbow Club flag but here we have a snap of some of the team with a little flag.
On behalf of the club we would like to thank you for your efforts. We're exhausted just looking at the photo!
Happy 4th Birthday Rainbow Club! It's hard to believe this time four years ago we were only starting out. What a whirlwind it has been & it's picking up speed! We want to thank all who helped us achieve this, thanks to veterans and new members and families alike. Our home is where we make it but let it always be a place of frienship & inclusion.
Little Island Business Awards
chosen project of the year 2019 !
What does this mean for us? Receiving this award gives us acknowledgement & support from surrounding businesses of Little Island, as we set out to establish our NEW HOME in this area.
Rainbow Club Golf Classic - Sat 20th July
Summer's here & it's that time of year. Let's get outside, stretch the legs & have a bit of fun in the process. The Rainbow Clubs Golf Classic is upon us so book Tee Times ASAP as slots are filling up fast.
We are also welcoming sponsors for Tee boxs & Green fee's - great for small businesses summer outings & get togethers.
As an extra incentive this year at Rainbow Club Golf Classic the 1st 'hole-in-one' on any chosen hole by Jon on the day can win a car to the value of €20,000 to drive for a year. Thanks to the amazing people Kearys CarStore who have come on this year as one of our main sponsors.
Don't forget to book your tee times ASAP
Marks & Spencer Cheque Presentation
Huge thank you our Charity Partner of 2018 - Marks & Spencer Cork & Douglas. You and all the wonderful customers have so generously donated to our buckets over the last year at the BAG PACKING events to the whooping tune of €47,570!
It was a great year, our parents and families are truly grateful to you all for your kindness and generosity. Thank you also for the welcome you all have shown our parents and families at these events. A big big THANK YOU from Rainbiw Club Cork
Cottage Café Official Launch
We have been working hard getting the Cottage Community Café off the ground and it's great to see that we already have our regulars. Last we had our official launch and we also opened the club to the public to showcase what we do here. Thanks to all who made it happen and for your on-going support to our cute and cosy community café. Check out some of the pics on the day.
We launched our New Mini Bus appeal with the help of Tesco of the local Tesco stores in Cork. The launch itself took place in the Mahon Point store with some of our Rainbow Club helpers in attendance. It was a lovely day and we're excited to be part of this on-going partnership. Don't forget those blue tokens for the next 8 weeks - as Tesco says - 'every little helps'!
TESCO NEW MINI-BUS BLUE TOKEN APPEAL
SUPERVALU FLAG DAYS
Our flag days got underway at Scallys Supervalu Blackrock & Quish's Supervalu Ballincollig. Huge thanks to the stores for their support, the people who donated and to everyone who came out on the days to lend a hand and give their precious time with this. Special thanks to Majella McGee who coordinated it.
Following the Lord Mayors Charity Spring Ball - all recipients attending the checque presentation. It was such a great night and we weredelighted to be considered and to be a recipient.
Another charity partner has just come on board for the year - all 27 branches of AIB Cork & County will support The Rainbow Club this year. It got off to a speedy start today 10/04 with a spinathon
Vintage Carshow Cork International Hotel
Thanks to all who came and supported us at the Vintage Carshow at the Cork International Hotel on April 7th - it was a great day out for young and not-so-young. The team really came together and helped us raise €7500 for the club. Here are some of the highlights.
Dress to Impress at Carrigaline Court Hotel
Major gratitude to Nessa O'Connell & Hannah Colbert who held a fantastic charity dress sale 'Dress to Impress' at our charity partner hotel at The Carrigaline Court, raising €4217.60 for the club.
Interview on Autism Journeys Podcasts with Karen O'Mahony, founder of the Rainbow Club Charity, in Cork. She shares her experiences as an autism parent and speaks about her current fundraising efforts to fulfill the dream of having a custom built premises to meet the needs of up to 1000 families a week.
A nice mention in the Echo newspaper highlighting The Rainbow Clubs presence in Cork which was mentioned at the Dáil.
More great coverage on our need for expansion due to the increased need for the services we offer in the Echo.
We have had so much going on continously that we do our best to keep up but for those who are not aware and who haven't visited yet - please come check out our amazing Cottage Community Cafe.
We were delighted to help rollout the sunflower lanyard initiative supporting passengers with hidden disabilities at Cork Airport. The discreet identification scheme, recognised in airports such as Heathrow, provides those with hidden disabilities the opportunity to avail of additional support.ch of a hidden disability lanyard as part of Cork Airport’s ongoing Hidden
The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism, its members, families and supporters were out in force this St. Patricks Day 2019 - what a glorious day we had for it. We had new and old faces with us and the group gets bigger by the year. Thank you to all who came out,walked with us and cheered us on. It was an amazing day for the kids and built up confidence in alot of them. Here are a few pics courtesy of member families.
Our National campaign welcoming you into the world of Autism & The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism…our Children’s voices, no longer hidden