A pot of gold over the rainbow

Rainbow pics

Two primary school students have raised almost £500 for local charity, the Surrey Care Trust, by painting colourful rainbow pictures for their neighbours in East Molesey.

Eloise (age 6) and Annabelle (age 4) originally started creating rainbow pictures for their front windows so that their friends could spot them on their daily walks and to show their support for the NHS. They noticed that a lot of their neighbours didn’t have rainbow pictures up at home, as many are retired with older children who have left home. One of their neighbours suggested that the girls create a rainbow picture for their window and the family decided to draw rainbow pictures for their neighbours for charity.

They chose the Surrey Care Trust as their neighbours, Angela and Basil are volunteers on the Trust’s Swingbridge community boats which enable people to learn new skills, develop confidence and carry out conservation work. Eloise and Annabelle have now created 18 pictures which now decorate the houses in the road.

The Surrey Care Trust runs a range of programmes to equip vulnerable and troubled young people and families with skills to improve their economic situation, become more resilient and break the cycle of deprivation.

Mum Helen says: “Eloise and Annabelle have loved seeing donations coming in to their JustGiving Page and are really proud to be helping other people. Other friends and families have heard about what they have been doing and have donated too, which has been amazing. We are so grateful to everyone for their donations to the Surrey Care Trust and pleased to be supporting those in more difficult circumstances to ourselves, especially at this really difficult time.”

Surrey Care Trust’s Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Rachel Perez-Lofty adds: “It’s so uplifting for us all at the Trust to see Eloise and Annabelle’s beautiful drawings and it’s a wonderful way for them to create joy for their neighbours and raise funds for our charity too.”

Eloise and Annabelle’s fundraising page can be found at: