Gatehouse Bank Names Rainbow Trust as its Charity of the Year for 2023

Gatehouse Bank has today announced that Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity has been selected as its Charity of the Year for 2023.

Employees at the Bank were asked to nominate and vote for the charity they would like to support, with Rainbow Trust’s vital work receiving the most votes. The charity supports families who have a child under the age of 18 with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

Rainbow Trust provides practical and emotional support for these families, pairing each one with an expert Family Support Worker, depending on their individual needs. Subsequently, the charity can provide help for the entire family through measures such as listening to the family’s fears, keeping a child company during hospital stays, and organising activities to help sick children and their siblings.

In support of Rainbow Trust, Gatehouse Bank employees will be encouraged to take part in fundraising events throughout the year, as well as organise their own efforts, such as sponsored runs, marathons and other challenges.

Charles Haresnape, CEO of Gatehouse Bank, commented: “We’re pleased to have selected Rainbow Trust as our Charity of the Year for 2023, which is very close to the hearts of many of our colleagues, friends, families and the wider community.

“At Gatehouse Bank, all employees are encouraged to take part in fundraising and volunteering efforts throughout the year, and we are eagerly looking forward to supporting Rainbow Trust’s invaluable cause.”

Elodie Pinn, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Rainbow Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Gatehouse Bank for choosing to support Rainbow Trust. We are very much looking forward to our partnership and the results we can achieve together to provide vital support for families with a child suffering from a serious illness.”