TI Media’s charity partnership from January 2017 to December 2019, voted for by our people, is with Rainbow Trust.
Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged up to 18 years of age with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support the charity offers.
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. Many 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’s family support workers provide a life-line to families and children and their support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family.
Our fundraising and volunteering programme supports the vital work of this charity.
When she fell pregnant with Cleo, Jo and Rupert thought a new and happy chapter in their life had begun, but at Jo’s 20 week pre-natal scan, doctors realised something was horribly wrong. Cleo had hypo plastic left heart syndrome – the left chamber of her heart was almost non-existent. She was born on March 2011 and three hours after birth was transferred to the cardio intensive care unit at GOSH where she had her first major surgery.
Rainbow Trust is helping to support the entire family, including Jo and Rupert’s eldest daughter, Bo, by giving the family a dedicated Family Support Worker, Nicki Phelan. Jo says, “The life that you’re thrown into is a world away from the one you’ve known. Rainbow Trust makes life easier by us knowing that there’s someone there who can help you practically and emotionally when times get tough. Few people have been there with us every step of the way, but Nicki has seen that 360 degree view of our life and she understands.”
Rainbow Trust has helped more than 2000 families for the past 30 years, and TI Media's support will help them continue with this vital work.
Other Charitable Support
We also leverage support for charities through our brands. Among many examples, Decanter has a long-standing relationship with WaterAid that has raised more than £500,000 by involving readers and website users.