Create A Rainbows Tribute Page:

Creating a Rainbows Tribute Fund is a lasting way to remember a loved one.

Add your own photos, videos and special memories, and help children and young people with short lives create wonderful memories with their families.

Here to Help:

You can donate directly to your tribute fund or friends and family can contribute, however and whenever they like. From single donations to a regular donation, taking part in a challenge or organising an event.

Your Rainbows Tribute Fund is a great way to bring people together to celebrate the life of a loved one.

About Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Remembering Someone Special:

Rainbows Tribute Fund is a way for our supporters to remember a loved one, make a donation in their honour and share unforgettable memories of their life with friends and family. Remembering a loved one through a Rainbows Tribute Fund is a great way to keep their memory alive, while helping to brighten the short lives of the children and young people that rely on Rainbows.

Because of You:

Because of you, Rainbows can be there for children and young people who will live short lives.

Your support provides a place for children and young people to play, laugh and receive the best possible care. It also helps support mums, dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents – because life limiting illnesses affect the whole family.

As the only hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands, we are there when families need us most – and we stay with them by their side, along every step of their journey.

Having a brother or sister with a life-limited illness is extremely tough for siblings.

They too are going through a difficult time, often struggling to understand why their life is so very different to their friends and sometimes struggling to cope. For more than 10 years, we have ran a Sibling Support Service, which is invaluable to those brothers and sisters. Sally Blower is our Sibling Support Worker.

Sally said: “The service is about making them feel important. Siblings of life-limited children may follow their brother and sister along a very long journey, which can often last years. They have a lot of professionals in their lives and it all revolves around their brothers and sisters, but we are one of the few organisations who will be interested in them and let them know they are also worthy of attention.

More than 100 brothers and sisters actively take part in our Sibling Support Service. As well as one-to-one support, our group sessions – which are tailored to age ranges – provide siblings with the chance to get to know their peers, ask questions, source information as well as looking at coping strategies.

But it isn’t just about the group sessions Rainbows can offer or the fun days out, it’s also about invaluable one-to-one support that Sally provides at school or home. This is crucial for bereaved brothers and sisters to help them with their grieving process at a time they may feel very alone.