Date published: 20 September 2017 by Anna Jackson
What would you wish for if you had a magic wand? We asked some of the children we support and you can see some of our favourites - including the wish to turn their doctor into a frog!
Although we do not have a magic wand, Rainbow Trust does understand the importance of creating a little bit of magic and just how precious time can be, as we support families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Our Family Support Workers provide families with emotional and practical support amid the chaos of medicines, hospitals and endless appointments, giving them a sense of normality and the ability to cope with everyday life.
“I love the fact that we see the child and family first not the illness, we help the family to be just that ‘a family’.” Nicki, Family Support Worker
No family can prepare for hearing the news that their child is seriously ill, but we aim to support families in any way we can, so they do not have to go through it alone. Sitting with siblings while they wait for their brother or sister’s treatment, taking families to and from hospital appointments, collecting siblings from school, or simply making a cup of tea for an exhausted parent.
Our support can come in many forms and although we cannot provide a cure, we can provide an extra pair of hands and ears, and be there through some of the toughest times a family will ever face.
Help spread a little bit of magic: rainbowtrust.org.uk/donate