Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
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Founded 1986
Founder Bernadette Cleary OBE
Type NGO
Registration no. Registered Charity No. 1070532
Focus terminal illness, life-threatening illness, children, palliative care, home support, sibling support, bereavement support, hospital transport
Origins Surrey, England (UK)
Area served
United Kingdom
Zillah Bingley[1]
Mission One day all terminally ill children and their families have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.
Website rainbowtrust.org.uk

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.[2] They have care workers based in Swindon, Essex, Southampton, Cumbria, Surrey, Manchester, Durham, and London.[3]

The charity was founded in 1986 by Bernadette Cleary OBE when she helped a neighbour with palliative care for her child.[2]

Activities[edit]

The charity helps families by providing non-medical services, such as assistance with household chores,[4] sibling supervision,[4] and transportation to and from medical appointments,[5] aiming to maintain normal family life. It also offers bereavement support.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b "BBC - Southern Counties - Smile - About the Smile Appeal". BBC. 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Where we support". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b "At home and in the community". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "In hospital". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Bereavement support". Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 

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