The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity was founded in 1986 and exists to support life-threatened and terminally ill children and their families; from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

How do you parent without a future, knowing that your child may die before you? This is the reality for parents of life threatened or terminally ill children. Rainbow Trust’s goal is simple: to help families cope with something so traumatic it is impossible to imagine. They do this by providing Family Support Workers who become a trusted part of the family. The charity's primary goal is to ensure that every family caring for a seriously ill child has the support they need.

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity are contactable 24-hours a day, and it is the only charity of its kind to offer both the emotional and practical help that is vital to ensuring that families in crisis maintain some level of normality. Support is there for every member of the family, wherever they need it and for as long as the family needs it, no matter what. Rainbow Trust currently supports almost 2,000 families across the country through nine teams of Family Support Workers.

Rainbow Trust Family Support Workers do whatever they can to make life just a little bit easier for families as they go through an unthinkably tough time. Support goes wherever the family needs it and extends to support for siblings, grandparents and extended family members, as well as the sick child.

What makes Rainbow Trust Children's Charity different

The Trust supports children regardless of diagnosis and does not let go until a family is ready. No-one else does what they do.

The Trust is almost entirely funded by public donations but supporters can also help Rainbow Trust by giving their time as volunteers either in their offices or alongside Family Support Workers.

Other ways to support

You can also show your support on social media; sharing stories of the families they support and the work they do to help raise the charity's profile.


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