Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Hospital transport for seriously ill children

We are seeking funding to support the cost of transporting children with life-threatening or terminal conditions to and from hospital to receive treatment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 8:13 PM, 11 June 2016 to 8:13 PM, 11 June 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070532)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

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  • "Without Rainbow Trust, my family would have fallen apart."

    — Karen, Rainbow Trust mum

  • "I feel like a load of bricks has been lifted off of my shoulders. I can't thank Rainbow Trust enough."

    — Sarah, Rainbow Trust mum

  • "Before Rainbow Trust it was really hard, I never got a break, and had no time out - plus my other children weren't getting the attention they needed."

    — Charlie, Rainbow Trust mum

  • "Without Rainbow Trust, my family would have fallen apart."

    — Karen, Rainbow Trust mum

  • "I feel like a load of bricks has been lifted off of my shoulders. I can't thank Rainbow Trust enough."

    — Sarah, Rainbow Trust mum

  • "Before Rainbow Trust it was really hard, I never got a break, and had no time out - plus my other children weren't getting the attention they needed."

    — Charlie, Rainbow Trust mum

Situation

Last year Rainbow Trust provided 7,671 hours of hospital support for up to 1,958 sick children. Many Rainbow Trust families travel to hospital several times each week, for chemotherapy or other ongoing treatments. These trips can take the whole day and using public transport can expose a sick child to a high risk of infection. Family Support Workers can transport these families safely to and from hospital in a secure, low risk environment, also giving them time together during treatment.

Solution

Demand for hospital transport continues to outstrip supply. Further funding would enable Rainbow Trust to provide more vehicles which can be used by trained volunteers to provide an extra resource for families who need to reach hospital, either regularly or ad hoc. This project would enable Family Support Workers and Family Support Volunteers to stay with families during treatment, either spending time with a sick child or providing sibling support to brothers and sisters who accompany them.