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Support families who have a terminally ill child

 
$10,868
$9,132
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Of all the tragedies faced in life, the death of a child is the most difficult to deal with and as such is an area where society is least equipped to manage - Rainbow Trust is there to help.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The pressures on a family with a terminally ill child are extreme. Siblings often feel left out and neglected as the attention of their parents, family and friends focuses on their sick brother or sister. They often believe they have done something bad to cause this imbalance and feel frightened about what is happening around them and of what the future holds. They can become angry, withdrawn and resentful and school work can be severely disrupted.

How will this project solve this problem?

Rainbow Trust's regional Family Support Workers provide bespoke care to all family members in their own homes through diagnosis, treatment and beyond bereavement ensuring they have someone to rely on at all times, as long as is necessary.

Potential Long Term Impact

Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to 1,600 families per year - supporting not just the sick child but also the healthy siblings, parents, carers and extended family members.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,868

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10,868 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Dave Pearson

Leatherhead, Surrey United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Support families who have a terminally ill child
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