The Rainbow Group Team (from left, Nancy, Jean, Marcela, Georgina, Sue, Jo, Carol, John, Odette, Sarah, David) work tirelessly to ensure all of the bereaved children who visit the group sessions, are well looked after and supported whilst attending the sessions. They are DBS checked and some have undertaken bereavement training to help them with their role.
Rainbow Group Facilitator
I'm originally from South African but have lived in Milton Keynes for 20 years. I'm married and have 2 children who I Home Educate. I joined Harry's Rainbow in March 2017 after spending the last 25 years in Early Years and Childcare. I have a Pediatric First Aid Certificate, Safeguarding Training and am experienced in working with children with additional needs. Since joining Harry's Rainbow I have attended a course with CBUK on supporting Bereaved Children.
Rainbow Group Volunteer
I know Rob who convinced me to join the Harry’s Rainbow Running Club a few years ago. I realised I couldn't run but after wearing Harry’s face on the vest I couldn't just walk away either so when I saw that Odette was looking for volunteers to help at the Rainbow Groups, I decided to apply. It suited me better as my paid work involves working with children in a special needs school. I was able to carry over my skills and also attended a bereavement course. I love volunteering at the group sessions and the other activities and trips that we do. It is a real honour to be part of such an amazing charity and be at the heart of making a difference to bereaved children.
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.