Date published: 11 January 2019 by Anna Jackson
Supporters who have signed up for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity lottery have helped raise an impressive £30,000 for seriously ill children and their families.
Players pay just £1 each week to join and have the chance of winning £25,000 each week, along with a host of other cash prizes, a second chance super draw and a monthly bonus draw.
Just by taking part, players are helping Rainbow Trust support more families caring for a life-threatened child. Families such as the Haires, from Redhill, Surrey, who are supported by Rainbow Trust’s Surrey Care Team and are encouraging people to sign up to help more families.
Rainbow Trust has eight care teams of Family Support Workers across England, helping families at home, in hospital and in the community, wherever they are needed, making life a little easier.
Godfrey Haire, his wife Beccy and sons Henry, aged eight and Thomas, aged six have experienced Rainbow Trust’s support first hand after Henry was born with a rare condition called Posterior Urethral Valves.
Family Support Worker Nicki has been supporting the Haires and has made a great difference to their lives.
“Henry has severe kidney damage and is entirely fed through a tube in his stomach but thanks to the tremendous support provided by our Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker, Nicki, he is a very happy child,”
“Nicki is there whenever we need her. She helps with the practical things like driving my wife Beccy and Henry’s brother, Thomas, to hospital for Henry’s check-ups and treatments, entertaining Thomas during the long waits for consultants and tests as well as providing us with much needed emotional support. Whilst she can’t cure Henry’s condition, she can and does help us cope day to day.”
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