December is always a special month for Dainere’s Rainbow, one to continue an extra special legacy that Dainere created to bring Christmas Spirit, hope, joy and smiles to the Community whilst also elevating vital awareness and funds for paediatric brain tumours.
Many weeks and hours are put into organising and setting up the Christmas Lights Display and each year following Dainere’s vision for the display. This year the display had several surprises including a display with Belle decorating her Christmas Tree, bubbles from the roof, some new lights and some from Dainere’s original display.
This December was very different also as Canberra was engulfed most days by an eerie smoke haze from ferocious and destructive fires in New South Wales. With poor air quality and constant concerns of the fires spreading the number of people visiting the display were dramatically decreased compared to previous years.
We would like to extend our truly heartfelt and humble gratitude to all those families who visited the Dainere’s Rainbow Magical Christmas Lights Display throughout December and especially those who ventured out on 21st and 22nd December our special activity nights when there was a thick smoke haze.
We had a visit from the incredible Mrs Claus Canberra and the jolly Santa, a craft and gift stall, lots of giveaways, bubbles, photo opportunities and amazing face painting and glitter tattoos from the lovely Emma from Molly Coddle Parties.
Several families were also very excited to be able to purchase Anthony Christmas Bear Book and have it signed by the author, Jarrett.
The Christmas Lights Display raised $2065.40 and we are so grateful to those who braved the smoke haze and heat to visit and support us.
By visiting the Dainere’s Rainbow Magical Christmas Lights, we are united in continuing Dainere’s inspiring and selfless legacy to bring hope, create change and work towards a cure for all children diagnosed with brain tumours. This is such a truly precious gift and we thank you all most sincerely.