Royle evening with Steve raises £70,000 at Rainbow Hub 20th Anniversary Ball

Rainbow Hub’s 20th Anniversary Ball on Saturday 13th November raised £70,000 and celebrated the work of the Lancashire based charity which supports children and young people with neurological and physical disabilities.

The glitzy event, hosted by comedian, Britain’s Got Talent runner up and local star, Steve Royle, was supported by Preston North End Football Club and Premex+ and featured entertainment by The Voice UK contestant, Andy Otley and the fabulous Lytham, Preston and Chorley Rock Choir.

Over 160 glamourous guests enjoyed a cocktail on arrival at The Villa Wrea Green and later,  a delicious three-course meal.  They took part in a silent auction where they tried to outbid other guests for fantastic prizes including jewellery, luxury mini-breaks and football tickets among other items and experiences;  whilst lucky winners won a variety of prizes in the raffle.  The Rainbow Hub Prize Draw was won by Josh Norgate  a long-term supporter from Access 4 Lofts  who took home a £500 voucher for Moor Hall, the award-winning restaurant with two Michelin stars and five AA rosettes – what a treat he has in store! This prize was generously donated by STAS Trailers.

Dazzling prizes in the Live Auction included a beautiful Boodles rose gold pendant/necklace; Preston North End Executive Box for ten people; a set of two unique pieces of artwork made by the children at the Rainbow Hub nursery and a Clare Wright piece of liquid glass on aluminium art entitled “Sculptured Art.”

Lyndsay Fahey, chief executive, Rainbow Hub said: “We were absolutely delighted to see everyone – it was just wonderful to be able to come together once again and the evening was a huge success. There are so many people who have helped make this happen that we can’t name them all. But I would like to sincerely thank them, especially Steve Royle for hosting  the event; our main supporters  Preston North End Football Club; Premex+; the Holroyd Foundation and our fantastic fundraising team and staff at Rainbow Hub.”

She continued: “And to everyone who joined us for the evening, bid in the auctions and are helping us to continue to offer our much-needed services – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The last eighteen months have been difficult for us all but we are so glad to be back running live events are looking forward to the future and our 21st Birthday next year.”

Anyone who would like to know more about the work of the charity, or support them, can visit

www.rainbowhub.org     or follow them on facebook.com/rainbowhubnw and  twitter.com/rainbowhubnw