Date published: 14 October 2016 by Anna Jackson
As the days become shorter, it’s a stark reminder that the end of another year is approaching – Halloween is nearly upon us and Guy Fawkes Night is just around the corner.
For families caring for a life threatened or terminally ill child, these autumnal highlights can be a tough reminder that time is a luxury that cannot be taken for granted. For these families every hour spent with their seriously ill child is precious beyond belief.
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides vital support for families caring for a seriously ill child. Every family has its own dedicated Family Support Worker who helps to make life a little easier for the family - at home, in hospital or in the community, so that the family can make the most of the time they have together. I have been aware of Rainbow Trust for many years and believe the work it carries out with families is outstanding.
When the clocks go back on 30 October, Rainbow Trust is calling on the public to use their extra hour wisely, by taking part in its Big Hour Campaign. The campaign encourages people to make their extra hour count by organising a 60-minute fundraiser. I urge everyone to get involved with this wonderful campaign so that Rainbow Trust can support more families who have to face the frightening prospect that their child might not get better.
Lucy Alexander, Television presenter and broadcaster
To find out more about Rainbow Trust’s Big Hour Campaign visit rainbowtrust.org.uk/big-hour or text RAINBOW to 70111 to make a £3 donation*
*By donating via SMS donors agree to be contacted via SMS message by Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity