Saturday morning (August 8th 2020) the Rainbow Trail officially opened. Dr Sarah Furness, the Lord Lieutenant for Rutland, and Richard Cole Esq, the High Sheriff for Rutland, were both there to complete the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Watched by members of the Rainbow trail, Dr Sarah Furness delivered an uplifting speech and afterwards she and Richard Cole each cut a ribbon to declare it open.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony they both met all of the members present and had a chat with each and every one of them.
The Rainbow Trail is a purpose built outdoor circuit exercise facility. It is designed to cater for the elderly people who wish to exercise, and those with certain medical conditions.
The idea of the Rainbow Trail was first hatched towards the end of April. The idea was to help elderly and vulnerable people on a journey to safe and supervised outdoor regular exercise. Once planning permission had been granted just three weeks later the build had been completed. The Rainbow Trail was ready to register and triage existing new clients, and during the first week over 100 were registered.
Thanks must go to the National Lottery Community Fund for their £10,000 award to cover the majority of the build. There have also been private donations totalling £1,000 which have enabled a higher spec build.