For Life History
For Life has now been going for nearly eleven years. Here’s a brief look at what we have been up to..
Oct 2003 – Lydia Nash wins £16,000 on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and gives it all away. This enables CCD to finish building Rainbow House.
Dec 2003 – Sky News fly Lydia out to Thailand to film a documentary about the work of CCD.
Jan 2004 – Documentary is aired. Approximately £30,000 more is donated by members of the public to CCD as a result of Sky News and other newspaper articles.
Feb 2004 – Starfish Trust donate £100,000 to CCD to buy the land which is now called Lydia Garden.
Mar 2004 – Rainbow House is opened.
May 2004 – For Life begins with trustees James and Esther Treasure, Henry George and Lydia Nash (now George!).
Aug 2004 – For Life sign a partnership agreement with CCD to become a UK partner charity with the aim of providing funds, raising awareness and screening volunteers who go do placement at CCD.
Mar 2005 – Total raised since Oct 2003 reaches a quarter of million pounds.