Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity logo
Founded 1986
Founder Bernadette Cleary OBE
Type NGO
Origins Surrey, England (UK)
Mission One day all terminally ill children and their families have access to a Rainbow Trust Children's Charity carer.
Website www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Their headquarters are in Leatherhead, Surrey.[1] Their teams of care workers, based in Swindon, Essex, Southampton, Cumbria, Surrey, Manchester, Durham, and London, help families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal condition.

Activities[edit]

The charity helps families by providing non-medical services, such as assistance with household chores,[2] sibling supervision,[2] and transportation to and from medical appointments,[3] aiming to maintain normal family life. It also offers bereavement support.[4]

The charity is able to provide support for about 1,000 families per year.[1]

History[edit]

The charity was founded in 1986 by Bernadette Cleary OBE when she helped a neighbour with palliative care for her child.[1]

Notable Trustees, Patrons, and Supporters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BBC - Southern Counties - Smile - About the Smile Appeal". BBC. 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b "At home and in the community". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ "In hospital". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Bereavement support". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 

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