Our trustees and patrons

Meet the people who make decisions about our strategic direction

Our Trustees work together to develop a clear strategy for the future of Rainbow Trust and ensure that the work we do and goals of the organisation are in line with our vision. They each play a key role. We have a very supportive Board who passionately believe in the services we provide to families and the professionalism and expertise that everyone brings to their role across Rainbow Trust.

Our life presidents

This is an honorary position to recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution, in a variety of different ways, to Rainbow Trust over a number of years. Life Presidents can be recommended by any member of staff or volunteer and will only be appointed after discussion between the Chief Executive and the Chairman, or another nominated Trustee.

Up to five Life Presidents can be in post at any one time.

Our patrons

Meet the people who help us raise funds and spread the word

We are really lucky and very proud to have over 30 patrons who support the charity across the country. Our Patrons help us raise the vital funds to provide families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness the high quality care and support they need, free of charge. Rainbow Trust’s Patrons also get behind a wide range of campaign and fundraising activities to help spread the word.

Sir Hugh Blackett ~ Sue Cook ~ Annabel Croft ~ Ashley Davies ~ The Hon Mrs James Dawnay ~ Lady Fellowes of West Stafford ~ Lord Fellowes of West Stafford ~ Jack Gratton ~ Trish Halpin ~ Austin Healey ~ Michael Howard ~ Mrs Andrew Lukas ~ Aled Miles ~ Mary Nightingale ~ Pauline Obee MBE ~ The Dowager Countess of Perth ~ Lord Redesdale ~ Lady Robson ~ Mrs Robert Ropner DL ~ Mrs James Russell ~ Trevor Hanover ~ John Scott ~ Alan Stevenson ~ Zac Toumazi ~ Mrs Peter Vey ~ Andrea White ~ Kevin Whitfield ~ Mary Wynne-Finch