Date published: 28 August 2015 by Anna Jackson
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in Greater Manchester is this month celebrating 10 years of delivering emotional and practical support to families in the region with a life threatened or terminally ill child. Since 2005 the charity has helped more than 600 families in the region during some of the darkest periods of their lives.
Providing bespoke packages of care to families in need, the team of 4 Family Support Workers and one Sibling Support Worker have been on hand to help families in the individual way that they need, whether that be emotional support in the home, help with siblings of seriously ill children or practical support during hospital visits.
To celebrate the milestone the team hosted a birthday party at Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome, Manchester on Wednesday 26 August. Attended by over 65 children and parents who have been supported over the last ten years, the event was a celebration and a moment to remember the families who have been supported, the children and to look forward to a future where every family in Manchester has access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker. The day involved face painting, party games and music for both the children and the adults to enjoy. Peppa Pig made a guest appearance and showed off her moves on the dance floor with the children.
“The 10 year anniversary party was a fun day for families to get together with the Greater Manchester Team to celebrate our support with lots of laughter. It was fantastic to see carers, parents and children having a great time and seeing the difference Rainbow Trust has made to these families during unthinkably difficult times.”
Wendy Thompson, Greater Manchester Care Team Manager for Rainbow Trust
“The support Rainbow Trust has given us has been invaluable in helping my whole family get through such a tough time. Being able to celebrate the charities work with other families made for a very fun and moving day and we can’t thank them enough.”
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