We are joining with International Children’s Grief Awareness Day and National Children’s Grief Awareness Week to raise awareness of child bereavement.
Statistics taken in 2015 showed that 100 parents died in Milton Keynes in one year, leaving dependent children bereaving. Nationally, it is estimated that 1 in 29 school children are bereaved of a parent or sibling – that is potentially 1 per school class.
We are dedicated to supporting children bereaved of parents or siblings in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas and we are committed to raising awareness of the support children need and what is available to them.
With this in mind Harry’s Rainbow ‘s ‘Wear A Rainbow Day’ was created in 2018 and has been an amazing success for the past two years raising over £5000 and spreading the awareness of Child Bereavement. It is thanks to local businesses, schools and individuals such as Brioche Pasquier, Energie fitness, Mercedes, Portfield School and DHL and Argos.
Last year, we increased the event to cover the full week of the Children’s Grief Awareness campaign created by the Childhood Bereavement Network and Grief Encounter. So rather than just a day, you have a whole week to get involved and join us in any way that you can. Last year, organisations and schools baked and sold cakes, asked for donations, dressed up loud and colourful, held fun classes and generally had fun while supporting our brilliant cause! Would you like to be involved this year? Perhaps you could organise a sponsored event or cake sale or arrange for your colleagues to dress down for a donation.
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OUR CHARITABLE AIMS
We became a fully registered charity in September 2012. Our registration number is 1149011.
children and young people and their families who have been bereaved through the loss of a significant loved one such as a parent or sibling.
Access to support and advice
Recreational and leisure activities to children and young people in order to improve their conditions of life and to reduce the isolation felt during bereavement, by facilitating contact with other children and young people.
Public awareness of the need for support and guidance and providing access to information about coping with bereavement.