- Date published: 22 Nov 2016 by Oonagh Goodman
One Click. Big Difference for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
Red Funnel, Isle of Wight ferries is choosing their next charity partner and we need the public’s support to help more families with a seriously ill child on the Isle of Wight.
Nobody expects to outlive their child. When a family is told their child has a life threatening or terminal illness, their life is shattered into a million little pieces. At a time when others may not know what to say or how to help, Rainbow Trust’s Family Support Workers are there to make life just a little bit easier.
‘Rainbow Trust offers a service like no other available on the Isle of Wight. They not only support the sick child but brothers and sisters too, in ways that other services are unable to. In the short time that we have known our Family Support Worker, Dawn, she has helped us with transport to our local children’s hospice and has become someone I can turn to for help and advice.’ A mum supported by Rainbow Trust
Right now we can support 1 in 10 families on the Isle of Wight families - a partnership with Red Funnel’s would mean we could support more families.
A partnership with Red Funnel would mean:
- At home: We’ll increase emotional and practical support to families - this could be anything from practical help around the house to caring for brothers and sisters
- Travel: We’ll increase support to families as they cross the Solent by ferry to Southampton General Hospital for hospital appointments or treatment
- At hospital: We’ll increase support for families whilst they are in hospital and stay with them through complex medical consultations if needed.
How you can help
To win Red Funnel’s support and be chosen as their next charity partner, we need you to vote to show them how important Rainbow Trust’s services are to families when it matters most.
The public vote for Red Funnel’s next charity partner closes on Sunday 11 December. The partnership is worth up to £25,000 and will mean that Rainbow Trust’s Family Support Workers can be there for families on the Isle of Wight making life just a little bit easier at one of the toughest times imaginable.