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 alone, in that year, leaving dependent children. Nationally, it is estimated that 1 in 29 school children are bereaved of a parent or sibling.
We are dedicated to supporting children bereaved of parents or siblings in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas and committed to raising awareness of the support children need and is available to them.
With this in mind Wear A Rainbow Day was created last year and was an amazing success, raising over £2000 and being supported by numerous businesses and individuals across Milton Keynes including Brioche Pasquier, Mirus IT, energie fitness, Saxon Bridge and Hughes Network Systems.
This year we have extended 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, 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.
Register here for more information.