Date published: 21 April 2017 by Anna Jackson
The Community Foundation for Surrey have made a generous donation to Rainbow Trust to enable our Family Support Workers in Surrey to host a series of Sibling Support Days over the course of the next 12 months.
Our sibling activity days in the school holidays are especially popular with the children and families. In some cases, these are the only opportunities siblings might have to go out in the holidays due to the logistics of the family having a seriously ill child.
Trusts and Foundations Manager, Sharon Carter said:
“We are delighted that the Community Foundation for Surrey recognises the importance of our work with these children and their families. Often, when a child is ill, families’ priorities shift and brothers or sisters can end up feeling isolated or lonely. The relief these days out give parents, knowing that their children are having fun, is a fantastic way of helping these families.”
The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. The Community Foundation works both with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and the voluntary groups providing vital services for local people.
Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 48 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.