Date published: 08 September 2020 by Amber Hemming
Lee has been a loyal and wonderful Rainbow Trust supporter for 17 years. Her interest in our work is closely linked to her husband being a Barnardo’s boy.
Lee first came across Rainbow Trust when she worked for Kuoni Travel in Dorking. Kuoni had a fun day fayre with different stalls and Rainbow Trust was there. She hadn’t heard of the charity before but Lee thought that Rainbow Trust did amazing work supporting families facing very challenging realities, coping with fear, anxiety and the unknown as their child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
She remembers that her first gift to Rainbow Trust was a big teddy bear to be in Rainbow House, where families with a life-threatened child used to spend time for respite and support.
Rainbow House no longer exists but our Care teams have grown and cover a bigger area and thanks to supporters like Lee last year we supported 2,500 families with a seriously ill child.
The challenge of living with the reality that your child is seriously ill, and may die before you, is one that is faced by every family Rainbow Trust supports. Many families are coping with disruption, chaos, worries and frustration that may shatter their lives. We want to continue providing the children and their families much needed practical and emotional support, whether it is helping with hospital appointments or visiting the family at home or in a hospice today and in the future.
Lee tells us:
“I think that what Rainbow Trust does is wonderful and I am leaving a special gift in my Will to help Rainbow Trust to continue their work”.
We couldn’t give our expert and dedicated family support to so many families of seriously ill children without such important and meaningful gifts. A gift in your Will, however large or small, will help us to continue to provide the support that families so desperately need for years to come. We will respect your wishes and decisions at all times and treat all enquiries and pledges in strictest confidence.
To request more information or to pledge a gift in your Will, please visit our legacy page here.