Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Exhibition of Yorkshire artists has designs on fundraising success

4 Jul 2017 by Sharon Cain Quest PR

An exhibition of emerging and established Yorkshire artists is boosting support for The Rainbow Fund which improves the lives of sick and disadvantaged children in Harrogate.

Ten per cent of all sales from the event, hosted by Silson Contemporary gallery across July 7-9, will benefit children with disabilities, life limiting conditions and other urgent needs.  

The ‘Spring into Summer’ exhibition at 17 Harlow Oval, Harrogate, features paintings, mixed media, ceramics and prints among the pieces of contemporary art.

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The Rainbow Fund’s wide-ranging support from the area’s businesses includes its corporate partner, Synergy Automotive, which recently smashed its target to raise £5k for the charity - four months ahead of its target date.

Synergy’s fundraising drive will enable the charity to purchase a life-saving blood pressure machine and an exhaled nitrous oxide machine for the children’s department at Harrogate District Hospital.

Founder and fundraising volunteer, Alexandra Vere, said: “We’re always delighted at the energy, flair and commitment of our wonderful supporters in helping to ensure children’s lives are not at risk because of a lack of vital equipment.

“Silson Contemporary’s exhibition is another example of this creative, fresh approach and we invite serious art lovers and curious amateurs to enjoy the show’s wealth of talent.”

If you are interested in supporting The Rainbow Fund, go to: www.therainbowfund.co.uk



Caption:  Putting something back:  Synergy Automotive is the corporate partner of The Rainbow Fund.

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About Synergy Automotive

Paul Parkinson established Synergy Automotive in 2006 – bringing more than three decades of automotive and board-level experience to online vehicle leasing and contract hire.

Synergy Automotive is an automotive and finance credit broker, offering vehicle leasing and contract hire to both business and personal clients. The business has grown significantly and is now one of the leading vehicle leasing brokers in the UK, with a focus on a personalised service for every client. 

Paul Parkinson is the only northern member of the BVRLA National Leasing Broker Committee, the trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing sector.

Visit http://www.synergyautomotive.co.uk/ for more information.


About The Rainbow Fund


The mission of The Rainbow Fund is to enhance the lives of poorly, disabled and disadvantaged children in the Harrogate area by filling gaps in vital equipment, working towards ensuring Harrogate children’s lives are not at risk because of a lack of equipment. Saving and enhancing lives in the Harrogate District with vital equipment.

The Fund supports:

1.     The paediatric departments at Harrogate Hospital, SCBU, the Children’s Outpatients department and Woodlands Ward;

2.     Springwater School, Starbeck (Springwater caters for students ranging from 2 years through to students who are 19. All pupils have a wide range of learning difficulties and associated Special Educational Needs);

3.     Forest School, Knaresborough (teaching children pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs from Early Years to Year 11, moderate to severe learning difficulties, complex medical difficulties, downs syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, physical difficulties, hearing impairment and autism; and

4.     Children in our community.

Visit http://www.therainbowfund.co.uk/ for more information