- Date published: 13 Oct 2016 by Anna Jackson
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, could receive up to £75,000 to help families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness, thanks to chartered accountancy firm Kingston Smith nominating the charity as its first Charity of the Year partner.
Employees at Kingston Smith, a top 20 firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, voted to support Rainbow Trust through the partnership, which will run until December 2017. The funds raised will help Rainbow Trust provide dedicated Family Support Workers to help families at home, in the community and in hospital, however they can to make life a little easier.
Kingston Smith is committed to supporting Rainbow Trust through a range of existing and new fundraising events throughout the coming year. The partnership was announced at the firm’s annual Action Day, which sees its workforce of over 500 partners and staff volunteering in the community.
Kingston Smith has six offices across London and the South East, in the City, West End, St Albans, Romford, Redhill and Heathrow.
Rainbow Trust has nine care teams of Family Support Workers across England, including Essex, Surrey and London, which incorporates Hertfordshire and Heathrow.
Martin Muirhead, Senior Partner at Kingston Smith, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which does such amazing work to support families at a time when they need it most. We believe that each one of us can make a difference, through a range of fundraising activities as well as by offering our professional skills and experience. We are excited about the many diverse ways in which we can work with our new Charity Partner to help them to support disadvantaged families across London and the South East.”
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Kingston Smith employees have chosen us as their first Charity Partner. The £75,000 that the firm is aiming to raise will have a huge impact for Rainbow Trust, enabling us to support more families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.”