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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust enables families who have a child with a life-threatening illness to make the most of time together providing expert practical and emotional support, where they need it, for as long as it is needed.



Registered charity no. 1070532

Member since May 2019

About us

At Rainbow Trust, our vision is that every family in the UK who has a child with a life-threatening illness receives the support they need.

When a child suffers from serious illness, time becomes more precious than any of us can imagine. Not just for hospital visits and the best care possible, but for the all the everyday precious things, big and small, that makes a family a family. We think it’s about time that every family coping with childhood illness should get the support they need so that they can face the challenges that lie ahead, in their own way, in their own time.

When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with a dedicated expert Family Support Worker who becomes a trusted and constant person in family life.

Our Family Support Workers work with families in extreme and uncertain situations, so that they don’t have to manage alone. With our support, families have more time to spend with their family doing what they feel is most important when that time may be limited and even more precious.

We recognise that the whole family is affected by a child with a serious illness. Whether it’s the parents, the unwell child, siblings, carers or grandparents, we believe that families with a seriously ill child should be fully supported in the way that suits them, from the moment their child becomes ill, during treatment, and if needed, through bereavement.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Rainbow Trust provides essential practical and emotional support to families, filling in the gaps between hospital, hospice and home, being there whenever and wherever our support is needed.