Sheffield Wednesday are backing Worksop-based charity JOEL – The Complete Package, and their Rainbow Rocks campaign, which is bidding to win £50,000 of Lottery funding in the People’s Project.
The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery that gives the public a say in awarding Lottery funding to local projects across the UK.
Since 2005, around £36m has been awarded through the initiative to 770 good causes.
JOEL was founded in 2012, becoming a registered charity in 2014, and supports families through pregnancy and parenting after experiencing the loss of a baby, through support groups, relaxations classes, playdates for families and much more.
It’s from here the term ‘rainbow baby’ was born, which refers to a baby born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.
Team JOEL is now a committee of nine members who are committed to raising awareness and providing support for families.
Owls right back and ambassador for the charity Liam Palmer said: “It is a fantastic charity, my mum works very closely with them and the work they do is amazing.
“The expertise, help and happiness they can bring to families at such a sad time is vital.”
Five projects in each region have now been put forward to the public vote, which will decide where the National Lottery funding will go.
If you would like to register your support for JOEL and their Rainbow Rocks campaign – CLICK HERE.