The Rainbow club



Well 2018 has brought a whole mixture of things so far for The Rainbow Club. We have had 2 grants awarded! one for parent support to provide opportunities and activities to promote the health and wellbeing of our parent carers for the next 2 years. So far we have held 3 events and have lots more planned.

The other grant awarded is to have a playworker at our baby and toddler, coffee mornings and family sessions. Again we have this for 2 years and so far our playworker Chris has proved to be a big hit !

We have had to move locations this year due to redevelopment of East Cowes family centre site. So we are now at The Bungalow, Ryde Family centre, Pell Lane, Ryde. This is in the car park of Ryde Academy. The use of this site through the summer has been great and now our shed is up we have been able to bring our toys over too. We are still sorting a few things but our full timetable will be out very soon.

Disability Dance, this started really well though our dance teacher has stepped down so we are currently looking for a new dance teacher to take our monthly dance sessions, if anyone knows of anyone please drop us a message.

We are now in a position to apply to become a registered charity. And will be starting the process very soon. Though we are in need of an accountant to help with finances and audit books yearly. If there is anyone who would be able to help us please contact us.

As Halloween approaches we look forward to our Halloween/Hero party on 26th Oct and look out for the date of our Christmas party. Christmas panto trip this year is after Christmas on 30th Dec 2.45pm collecting monies now.

Hope to see you soon at one of our events x 

 We ended 2016 with a Christmas party and a trip to the theatre. Also with a win at The Isle of Wight Soup event with a £360 prize which will goes towards reopening our sports club in the school holidays. To boost this money Binstead Primary school has also donated £325 from their Christmas play collections.

The Eddie Izzard performance at Shanklin theatre of which we were one of 2 charities to benefit has just handed over an amazing £2676 to the Rainbow club! This is a massive amount of money for us and helps us on our way to becoming a registered charity.

2017 will be our 10th year so its time to think big! We are starting a massive fundraising pledge to raise money to purchase a home for The Rainbow Club. To secure its future for many more years to come so we can continue to support our families and more with better facilities/resources and equipment.

If you have any fundraising ideas or fancy holding an event then please do get in touch we need everyone help to do this, thank you.                                  


We are happy to be accepted onto the Fare Share food scheme. We are now able to collect good food free from Tesco that would normally be wasted to use at our baby and toddler sessions for both children and parents to enjoy. 


We are now proud to have 2 clubs running.

 * Our Family meet catering for all ages and abilities meeting every 4th Saturday 2-4pm at The United reform church, Ryde.

 *Our baby and toddler session every Thursday 9.30-11.30am at East Cowes children centre which is also open to babies and young children with significant health needs. In the school holidays this session also opens to all ages and siblings with a holiday session time of 10-12noon.

 And we are hoping to expand our library of resources soon and be able to offer more for families on the island.


We would like to say a huge thank you to the Wight Bowmen for their kind donation to The Rainbow Club they collected during their midnight event. Also to Somerset care for their sponsored walk on Ryde seafront in aid of The Rainbow club. Thank you xx 


 Our Halloween party this year is on Saturday 31st October 6-8pm at Haylands primary school. There will be a disco, games, drinks and snacks. All children with a disability/special need invited with their families.

Cost this year is £3 per child.

(Please note as with all of our events parents/carers are required to stay) 



We have a new dates for our baby and toddler sessions.

Our baby and toddler sessions will be every Thursday starting 14th May 9.30-11.30am at East Cowes children centre. Open to all babies and young children with a disability/special need or significant health need. A warm and friendly group to meet other people in a similar situation.


 **Thank you to all who voted for us we came second with a prize of £2000 for our baby and toddler sessions thank you everyone. ** 


 Voting is open until 10th October 2014.


How to vote.

In person at an Island branch of Lloyds.

Online at


Text ?VOTE RLD? to 61119

You are allowed 1 vote per email address, twitter account, mobile number or branch visit.


The Rainbow club has been shortlisted for the Lloyds community fund with a possible grant of £3000! On 2nd September a public vote starts and we need EVERYBODY to vote via Text, Twitter, online or in a LLoyds branch.

Details on how to vote will be out very soon.

If we are successful they money will be used to extend our support to open a specialist baby and toddler group for children with a disability, special need or significant health needs. At the new group we hope to provide specialist toys and have various professionals popping in for general advice and support. We hope to support more families in caring for their children with a disability, special need or medical need.

PLEASE PLEASE help us in asking EVERYONE to vote. You are allowed one vote per email address, twitter account, mobile number or branch visit.

Keep a look out for voting details.!!


On Saturday 12th April we will be having an Easter themed sports/activity club with an Easter egg hunt.

 Weds 16th April come and join us at Ryde ice rink between 10-11am. The Rainbow club has exclusive use of the rink for all children with a disability or special need and their family. we ask for a donation at the door for this event. Wheelchairs are allowed on the ice.

 Excited as "Singing hands" will be coming back next year ! date to be decided.

Community Action Awards

We are very proud of getting 3rd place in the Community Action Awards children and young people category !

A big thank you to Ryde academy gifted and talented students for baking and selling cakes and giving half the money they raised to The Rainbow club.





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Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct 16 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, Nov 13 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, Dec 11 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, Jan 8 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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