Giving something back for a worthwhile cause
Posted on Friday, 14 April, 2017
As part of Lakin & Co’s commitment to supporting local charities, we would like to announce our partnership with the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and for each property we sell we will donate £100 of our received sales fee to them. Having previously supported the charity with fundraising we firmly believe in the excellent and worthwhile work the charity carries out.
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provide bespoke emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Their Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital, and in the community.
Each family is designated a Family Support Worker who will help the whole family, including the sick child, parents, carers, brothers, sisters, and grandparents. That one Family Support Worker help the family emotionally as they navigate through their new life they never imagined they’d ever face. Their Family Support Worker also helps with a practicalities of taking care of a sick child as well as siblings, while trying to keep life as normal as possible.
When asked why they look forward to Rainbow Trust visiting their sick brother twice a week, one child simply answered: “Because it makes Mummy smile again.”
Rainbow Trust supports over 2,200 families in their greatest time of need throughout the country. Currently, there is no dedicated government funding for children’s social palliative care – the element of support which can often be the difference between a parent coping, or not. Rainbow Trust can, and do, help families cope. The only thing that stops them helping more families, is lack of funding. They do not charge families for their service and because of their support, families are better able to cope, and can face the future whatever it may hold.
www.rainbowtrust.org.uk – registered charity number 1070532