Date published: 12 October 2016 by Anna Jackson
Over 150 guests enjoyed a celebrity hosted evening to mark our 30th Anniversary, providing care and support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Award-winning writer and Rainbow Trust Patron Lord Julian Fellowes hosted the event at St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden on 30 September. The event was also attended by actor and long term Rainbow Trust supporter Robert Portal.
The charity’s founder Bernadette Cleary proudly attended the event, along with families supported by the charity, volunteers, supporters, Patrons and staff.
The celebratory evening included Rainbow Trust’s inaugural Recognition Awards, speeches, music and entertainment. Guests heard about the how the charity first began, the impact it has on families and the commitment of its dedicated supporters over the past three decades.
Rainbow Trust, based in Leatherhead Surrey, provides families caring for a seriously ill child with a dedicated Family Support Worker who supports the whole family at home, in the community or in hospital, however they can to help make life a little easier.
Heather Wood, Chief Executive at Rainbow Trust, said:
“We are thrilled that the 30th Anniversary celebration was an evening to remember. It was lovely to see families, supporters, volunteers and celebrities alike all coming together to enjoy a special evening in Covent Garden.
“Special thanks to our host and Patron Lord Julian Fellowes and to everyone for helping us celebrate our 30-year milestone. It is very important to us that we acknowledge the incredible support we have had over the last 30 years. Since Rainbow Trust began helping a few families from our founder’s kitchen in 1986, it has grown in to a thriving organisation supporting over 2,000 families through its nine care teams nationwide.”