Date published: 19 October 2017 by Anna Jackson
A member of the Epsom branch of Leeds Building Society took time out on Friday 6 October to present special memory boxes to Rainbow Trust’s Surrey Care Team in Leatherhead, who support families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
The memory boxes were funded by Leeds Building Society’s Charitable Foundation and will be used by terminally ill children, their siblings and parents who are being supported by Rainbow Trust’s Family Support Workers in Surrey.
Charlotte Harding, a Customer Advisor from the Epsom branch, heard from the Rainbow Trust Care Team about how the memory boxes will enable families they support to collate treasured items such as photos, letters, drawings, cards and toys in a safe place as an everlasting keepsake and memory of their beloved child or sibling.
Christina Cahill, Rainbow Trust’s Surrey Care Team Manager, said:
“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation from Leeds Building Society’s Charitable Foundation. We know, from over 30 years of experience, that keepsakes and memory boxes give enormous comfort to families. All our Family Support Workers are specifically trained in helping families cope in these devastating circumstances, and creating a box of treasured items can be a very personal and sensitive reminder of their child.”
Susan Hurst, Leeds Building Society’s Epsom Branch Manager, said:
“The Charitable Foundation is delighted to make this donation and support Rainbow Trust. The Society and our members fund Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation, and this donation fits with our commitment to doing what’s right for our members, colleagues and communities.”