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Update from the Rainbow Club

A little update on what the Rainbow Club has been up to over the past few months…

Although we have had to close the Rainbow Club Saturday School since March and will remain closed for the rest of the Summer term, we have adapted our services to make sure we continue supporting our children’s education during this difficult time.

– Our amazing teachers and volunteers have been preparing home learning packs with English, Maths and creative activities as well as art resources. The home learning packs have been posted (or hand-delivered) to the children’s homes. We have been using ClassDojo to give online feedback and rewards for the children’s home learning.

– Our music partners Fairbeats! have been making some great YouTube music lessons that the children follow along at home. We also delivered 45 ukuleles and fifes for our Key Stage 1 and 2 children so they can continue their instrument practice.

– In addition to this, our incredible volunteers have been calling our Rainbow Club families every week to check in and see how they’re doing, making sure we can support them however we can.


Ways you can help:

DONATE – We are so grateful to all of our donors and supporters. If you’d like to make a donation, please consider making it during our BIG GIVE ‘Virtual Loving’ Campaign when it goes live from the 23rd to the 30th of June 2020, more details will follow.


VOLUNTEER – If you’d like to get involved volunteering we are still accepting applications for our Volunteer Teaching Assistant role so we are ready for when school resumes (hopefully) in September.


FUNDRAISE – Every penny you raise makes a huge difference to AFRIL and to the refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants we support. You can set up a fundraising page on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving using the links below.


If you’d like to get in touch to let us know about your plans or you’d like to discuss some ideas, send us an email at:


Lydia and Mel from the Rainbow Club team will also be hosting an online creative writing fundraiser on Thursday 25th June to raise funds for our BIG GIVE campaign, more details here:


Lots of love,

– The Rainbow Club Team