Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides support to families who have a child with serious illnesses.

Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition who may require palliative care (University of Leeds, 2011). Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a ‘crisis situation’. However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.

Rainbow Trust supports these families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Their Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to these families and children. They support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.

The support that Rainbow Trust provides is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. Support may include all or some of the following:

  • Sibling Support

Maintaining school attendance, cinema trips, days out at the zoo and general fun and laughter.

  • Home Support

Emotional support, respite, countless meals cooked, baths run and storybooks read.

  • Hospital Support

Helping to organise appointments, explaining illness and treatment, looking after siblings and staying with sick children in hospital.

  • Bereavement Support

For the entire family: parents, grandparents and siblings, face-to-face and over the phone, at any time of the day or night.


The Rainbow Trust Projects


The Three Peaks Challenge

WPCT volunteers fundraising for the Wyldecrest Parks Charitable Trust – will be attempting to climb the 3 highest peaks in the UK within a 24 hour time frame; unaided, unprepared and unfit, they will be attempting three mountains in just 1 months time!!!

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Colchester Aerial

Rainbow Trust’s Summer Day’s

WPCT were asked by the Rainbow Trust (Essex) to fund some summer days out for the children and their families, we were more than happy to oblige.

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The Easter Eggtravaganza

Wyldecrest Parks Charitable Trust hosted an Easter Egg collection for both of our chosen charities, Contact the Elderly (Thurrock) and the Rainbow Trust (Essex)… We wanted to collect as many eggs as possible so we could help as many people across the two charities as possible.

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Goodwood Running Grand Prix (10K)

The Wyldecrest Parks Charitable Trust are running the Goodwood 10k at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.

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Rainbow Trust Mini Beasts Party

Following on from our successful Goodwood 10K Run Fundraising Event, we were delighted to fund a Mini Beasts party for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity (Essex). This event enabled us to deliver on our objectives to make a difference within the local community to our Head Office.

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