Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust

Find out the many ways you can support the children’s charity both online & off.

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity helps families across England in fantastic ways, here’s how you can help them…

What else can you do?

Besides shopping at their online store there are other ways to get behind this valuable initiative. You can take part in different fundraising events, such as runs, skydives, mountain climbing, golf or other sports events. You can set your own challenges for other events that are not in their calendar and help to raise both money and awareness. You could request your birthday, Christmas or wedding gifts to be made as donations to the charity.

Or you could hold a bake-off, shave your hair, set up a fundraising page… the options are endless. You could also volunteer at their events, get your company, community or school involved in helping and fundraising, attend their special events ranging from fashion shows to art exhibitions.

Who is Rainbow Trust helping?

Rainbow Trust offers support to families who have a child with life threatening or terminal illness. Their support and help is there for the families every single hour of every single day – supporting the whole family from the sick children to their parents, grandparents and siblings. Their support workers stay with the families, providing help, advice and emotional support, but they also pay close attention to the brothers and sisters of sick children, taking them out when they need a little breather. They are there when the families are in hospital, offering explanations about treatments and emotional support… and they are also there for bereavement counseling.

Rainbow Trust was founded in 1986. Based on the 2012 research report by the University of Leeds, there are 6000 families in England with a a seriously ill child. Rainbow Trust currently helps about one quarter of those families but with their continuous and dedicated work they are hoping to raise their profile and expand both in numbers and geographically.

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