Valentine’s Day Letter To Editor from Anne Harris

This Valentine’s Day, couples everywhere will be looking forward to a romantic night out to focus on each other and enjoy time away from hectic daily life.

For parents caring for a life threatened or terminally ill child, life doesn’t stop on 14 February. Many are unable to head out for a relaxing meal due to the complexities of their child’s condition and finding a babysitter can be next to impossible when your child is so ill.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports over 2,000 families who are caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We help these families however we can to make life a little bit easier, as they face the reality that their child might not get better.

Our nine teams of specialist Family Support Workers will be busy this Valentine’s Day providing emotional and practical support to parents. They can give parents rare time together, as well as making sure that brothers and sisters don’t feel left out by organising fun activities for them.

Please make a donation to Rainbow Trust, to help us support even more families and give parents the break they truly deserve this Valentine’s Day. Just visit rainbowtrust.org.uk/donate or text RAIN18 £3 to 70070 to make a £3 donation*

Anne Harris, Director of Care Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

*By donating via SMS donors agree to be contacted via SMS message by Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity