Article in Eastleigh News Helps Raise Awareness

Sophie’s Appeal is pleased to be featured in a wonderful article by Eastleigh News FB for publishing and helping to raise the profile and awareness of the charity and Sophie’s Rainbow Retreat.

An Eastleigh based charity that offers free respite breaks to families who have a child with a life-limiting illness is currently looking for more local families who could benefit from their help.

The Charity runs ‘Sophie’s Rainbow Retreat’ a luxury holiday home at Rockley Park, which can sleep up to six people and is situated next to a beautiful nature reserve. As well as woodland trails to explore there are a host of fun activities on site that will suit families with children of all ages.

The retreat is funded by donations to ‘Sophie’s Appeal’, the fund-raising arm of the Sophie Barringer Trust a registered charity set up by the parents of Sophie Barringer, a local girl who died in 2004 from a rare form of Cancer aged just six.

Since then, generous local folk and unpaid volunteers, have helped the Charity raise over £500k to help young patients and their families cope with the stresses and strains of dealing with serious illnesses.

You can donate to Sophies Appeal through their Just Giving Page: