Christmas is almost upon us

I love this time of year when Christmas is almost upon us, gifts (nearly) all wrapped and colourful twinkling lights brighten up the night sky.

I am greatly aware that this is not an easy time of year for everyone though. For families, like Nicola’s pictured above, caring for a seriously ill child it can be a very tough time. As they juggle hospital stays and doctor appointments, Christmas is forced to take a back seat.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families with a life threatened or terminally ill child. At this time of year our Family Support Workers do all they can to practically and emotionally help families put some colour back into Christmas at an otherwise grey time.

To highlight the difference Rainbow Trust makes, may I urge readers to take a two-minute pause from Christmas preparations and watch a beautiful animation. Called Bring Back the Colour it tells the true story of three young sisters supported by us.

Thank you for your support and a very Happy Christmas.

Claire Coussins, Head of Engagement at Rainbow Trust