Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation launches Rainbow Walk to raise money for NHS Lothian
Edinburgh and Lothian’s Health Foundation, the official charity partner of NHS Lothian, has launched a fun and colourful Rainbow Walk to help keep families active during lockdown and, at the same time, raise money for NHS Lothian staff and patients impacted by Coronavirus.
Launched today (4 June 2020), the Rainbow Walk invites families to raise money for their NHS Lothian Covid-19 Appeal by collecting different colours of the Rainbow while out on their daily walks. This can be through taking photos or writing lists of the objects they have seen in that day’s particular colour. Families who register for the walk will also receive a downloadable pack with a certificate that children can colour in and complete with all the colours they have collected.
The walk can be completed individually as a family, or as a competition between households, providing a fun distraction and focus for children while also helping them to keep active during lockdown.
Nicola Sinclair, Head of Fundraising at Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation said: “After ten weeks of lockdown, our own team members had been commenting about how difficult it was becoming to keep children motivated to go out for their daily walks. That is when we came up with the idea of combining a fun activity with a way to raise money for our appeal. We want people to get active, have fun and raise money, so that we can continue to provide support to NHS Lothian staff and patients in the ongoing fight against Coronavirus.
She added: “Your continued support will make a huge difference not only to those on the frontline, but also our community health teams who are providing complex care to patients at home. The impact of the virus will be felt for a long time to come in the community, and it is important that we keep supporting staff and patients as we move from crisis into recovery.”
If you would like to take part in the Rainbow Walk, visit our Rainbow Walk registration page