St James leaps to the rescue

At Rainbow Trust, the care and support we provide families with a seriously ill child costs £8,709 per day. In a Leap Year, there is an extra day which we need to raise money to fund. Reaching out to our supporters through our Big Leap campaign, we put out the call for support in raising this additional income.

Little did we know that one of our corporate partners, St James and St William, would step in and donate the deficit amount.

Louise Bingham, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Rainbow Trust said:

"Our Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to families. They bring the support and help so desperately needed at home, in hospital and in the community. By making up the funding shortfall, St James and St William will have a huge impact. We are grateful for their continued, ongoing support. Companies such as this are vital to us maintaining sustainable income."

This donation means that any additional funds raised through The Big Leap campaign can go toward giving more time to families, helping them make the most of each day.

Dean Summers, MD of St James and St William said:

"St James and St William, and its employees, are delighted to be able to help Rainbow Trust with their challenge to fund an extra day of support in this leap year. The charity provides such a fantastic service to families in need and we are proud to have supported the organisation for nearly six years. No family should have to weather the journey of childhood illness alone; thanks to Rainbow Trust, so many families facing the unimaginable have someone by their side, every step of the way. It is our pleasure to do our bit to make sure this continues for as long as families need it".

A huge thanks to St James and St William and our wonderful community of supporters for getting behind the campaign and ‘leaping big’ for Rainbow Trust this Leap Year.

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