The Grounds Care Group, in Cannon Way, has committed to support the charity by providing free gardening to families being supported by the charity. To celebrate the start of the partnership, members of staff from The Grounds Care Group took on the Rainbow Trust Fire Walk in London, treading on hot coals to raise much needed funds for families caring for seriously ill children.
The organisation is also planning a Christmas event at its Fetcham offices for families in Surrey who have seriously ill children and are supported by Rainbow Trust.
Kirsty Bedford, Finance Manager at The Grounds Care Group, said: “The Grounds Care Group decided to support Rainbow Trust because we believe the work it does, and the support it gives to the children and their families is just incredible. We are all so fortunate and it’s really important to give back where we can. The fire walk was a great experience and the team had a brilliant evening, it was the perfect way to start our partnership with Rainbow Trust.
Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful to The Grounds Care Group for choosing us as their Charity of the Year. For the families we support, keeping normal life functioning with a seriously ill child can be a huge struggle. Knowing that their gardens will be looked after when they are thrown into a world of uncertainty will help to impact positively on these families at such a stressful time.”
Rainbow Trust has nine care teams of family Support Workers across England, including Surrey, helping families at home, in hospital and in the community making life a little easier.
Rainbow Trust is a national charity which offers emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond. It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and thanks to its generous supporters helps over 2,000 families in England.