We organize 3-4 trips and activities throughout the year to compliment the Rainbow group sessions. They are designed to give children and families opportunities to create new memories as well as get to know other children and families outside of the usual group environment. We have found children and young people bond during these sessions and spend time with others who they may not usually see.
Christmas can be a particularly challenging time so we always ensure we organise a special Christmas treat for our beneficiaries. In the past this has included bespoke tailored trips to Frosts, Milton Keynes Theatre Pantomime and Mead Open Farm.
Each autumn we take the young people on a separate trip to encourage them to bond. This has included go-karting and Laser Planet.
What the families say
‘Harry’s Rainbow and its volunteers were fantastic in yet another very well organised event. We are grateful to Harry’s Rainbow for being such a heart-warming, thoughtful, supportive, welcoming Charity. Thank You for helping put smiles in our faces and the faces of all bereaved families in Milton Keynes, but most importantly, Thank You for including our Family in Yours!’
‘This was only our 2nd meet with Harry's rainbow and me and Riley were made to feel so at ease by everyone it was lovely. The day was amazing and very well organised by all those that were part of it. The best part for me was watching Riley enjoy each every moment of it as well as striking up a friendship with a little boy who had also lost his dad. I cannot describe the relief I now feel seeing that Riley doesn’t feel so alone and he finally feels like he belongs somewhere and that is all thanks to you and all the fantastic work put into Harrys rainbow.’
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.