Impact Report

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity launched our annual Impact Report today, detailing our key achievements for 2013/14.

The report, available online and in print, features detailed information on how we are performing, our progress towards meeting our goals and celebrates the positive impact Rainbow Trust has when supporting families with a seriously ill child.

2013/14 saw a 24 per cent increase in the number of families we support, taking our total to 1,692, a huge step towards our goal of one day helping all families who have a child with a life threatening illness and need our support.

Our 53 Family Support Workers, working across England, provided 10,410 hours of home support helping families make home life a little bit easier. They provided 7,671 of hospital support, attending appointments and offering respite to parents in hospital with their child. In total they travelled 906,118 miles, the equivalent of 36 laps around the world, transporting families to hospital appointments and running errands, that’s two more laps that last year!

Supporting the whole family remains a continued focus for us with four new sibling groups launched across the country as well as a hospital in-reach group in Newcastle. In total we spent 3,394 hours supporting siblings this year.

Rainbow Trust’s Chief Executive, Heather Wood said:

“2013/14 has been a fantastic year for Rainbow Trust. We have seen our income increase by 10 per cent, a real testament to the tireless efforts of our supporters, fundraisers, donors and partners who make the work we do possible. This report provides a snapshot of what we do and how we do it and reveals the very positive fact that we are making a real difference to those families who use our services.”

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