Welcome

Hello and a warm welcome to Rainbow Valley. Rainbow Valley began as a dream, a dream my daughter, Johanna had that never came to fruition for her as she passed away from Leukaemia in 2005 aged 27.

As a family, we will always be grateful for the NHS and its wonderful Medics and Staff. However, during her illness, Johanna and I felt there was something missing. Something we had to find from within that would enhance the treatment being provided by the medical profession.

Johanna felt her disease was being treated and not her mind, body & soul. Diagnosed at 16, she felt a huge loss of control over her future and spoke often of a place where she could access information and the right people to help her take back that control

Her love for Rainbows inspired the name Rainbow Valley.

Offering residential courses and gathering together professionals in their field, we aim to tailor courses and events. A "Can Do" approach will be mastered for those interested in visiting, volunteering or indeed assisting in a positive environment.

Johanna often said to me throughout her cancer journey "I was just born too soon, one day people will know that a cancer diagnosis is not about handing over your health to someone else."

At Rainbow Valley we work tirelessly to break through those barriers and fill that gap, which in turn will allow people to feel ALL avenues have been explored and that we have allowed them to feel whole and in control again.

There is much to do and many steps still to take but at Rainbow Valley together we will nourish, nurture & educate until everyone knows that there IS something they can do to enhance their wellbeing and live life to the full – to thrive, not just survive.

I feel privileged you have visited our website and hope you will want to be part of our Rainbow Valley Family. Now pop over to our events page and discover that YOU "Can Do" so much to help those affected by cancer.

Thank you.

Angela.

Angela MacVicar

Chairperson, Founding Member & Network Marketing Professional

What do you love?

Family time, quality time with friends, holidays in the sun and a good belly laugh

What annoys you/dislikes?

People who promise the world and deliver nothing

If you could change the world what would you do?

Put and end to war! Rid the world of cancer!

Lindsay MacCallum

Founding Member, Project Development Manager

What do you love?

Travelling, gym (never thought I'd say that), dancing on tables, family

What annoys you/dislikes?

Lies, lack of integrity, frogs

If you could change the world what would you do?

I'd make holistic cancer care available and free for everyone

Laura Boyd

Producer / Presenter STV

What do you love?

Life, partying, gigs and doing all I can to help those, like myself, living with cancer have a better future.

What annoys you/dislikes?

Mice and rats!

If you could change the world what would you do?

Make Rainbow Valley centres and courses available throughout the world!

Ian Gracie

Project Manager

What do you love?

Weekends

What annoys you/dislikes?

Snakes

If you could change the world what would you do?

Free education for all

Jeanette Ward

Head of Sales - G1 Group West of Scotaland

What do you love?

Family

What annoys you/dislikes?

Untruths

If you could change the world what would you do?

Put an end to prejudice in any form

Marina Livingstone

Business Change Professional

What do you love?

Travel and exploring places and cultures, being by the sea, meeting people and getting a sense of what makes them tick, fun and nonsense with friends and family, life!

What annoys you/dislikes?

Insincerity, arrogance, and lack of integrity

If you could change the world what would you do?

Create a peaceful world where people have access to learning and apply iy yo make a difference to others

Ann-Margaret Little

Consultant Clinical Scientist

What do you love?

My work, socialising with friends, being outdoors, winning my service game at tennis (rarely happens)

What annoys you/dislikes?

Discrimination, litter, talking about myself...

If you could change the world what would you do?

Make quality healthcare and education available to all and make Scottish summers sunny - but not too hot!

Gill Petrie

Head of Marketing, STV

What do you love?

Family, friends, travelling and running (sometimes...)

What annoys you/dislikes?

Spiders!

If you could change the world what would you do?

Find a cure for this horrible disease