Rainbow Trust dedicates week of remembrance for families

Rainbow Trust is hosting a week of remembrance events, dedicated to all the families we support across the country. Taking place 18-24 May, ‘Rainbow Trust Remembers’ will celebrate the lives of the children who have died and give families an opportunity to come together and honour the child’s memory.

Throughout the week, the charity will hold special tribute events for bereaved families to join together and share their memories. In support of ‘Rainbow Trust Remembers’, the charity’s care teams across England, will be hosting a range of activities for families to get involved with including remembrance services, speakers, poems, candle lighting and releasing of balloons. The various events give families the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and talk about what they are going through.

“The death of a child can be overwhelming for parents and siblings and this is why we offer support for the whole family. Unlike other services, our support is not time limited and continues beyond the death of a child. ‘Rainbow Trust Remembers’ is another way of providing families with that reassurance that they aren’t alone and we are there to listen and support.”

Anne Harris, Director of Care at Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust provides support for families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. It offers emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond.