FUNDRAISING NEWS: I Can secures M%26S support for speech impediment drive

The national education charity I Can has joined forces with Marks %26 Spencer to launch a campaign to help one million children in the UK who suffer from speech and language difficulties.

The "Rainbow of Hope

wants to raise funds through an in-store initiative that will operate across the retailer's 312 stores nationwide in May.

Children will be invited to place their hopes and dreams for the next 50 years on to a Rainbow of Hope at their nearest store.

The retailer plans to donate £1 to the education charity for each of the first 50,000 wishes it receives.

I Can is a Golden Jubilee charity. The Queen has suggested six charities for the public to donate to in order to mark the event.

The retailer is hoping to generate further funds for I Can through a series of official Jubilee activities, including street parties over the bank holiday weekend and a Rainbow Day, where children wear clothes in the colours of the rainbow at school.

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