The Rainbow Centre for Children

The Rainbow Centre for Children

Charity information

The Rainbow Centre for Children

The Rainbow Centre for Children enables children and their families to cope with the emotional impact of the death or life threatening illness of a parent or child.

Founded 1985

  • Mission statement

    The Rainbow Centre for Children aims to provide the highest quality support to children and their families affected by bereavement or life threatening illness. We provide a free professional therapeutic service to families where a child or parent/carer has died or is likely to die before the child reaches the age of 18. We work with families affected by cancer, cardiac arrest, road traffic accidents, suicide and murder and other causes of death.

    We provide free Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Music Therapy, Counselling, Homoeopathy and massage therapy on a one to one or couples basis for as long as the family needs our support. One of our clients recently quoted her late duaghter's favourite film The Lord of The Rings as "a light in dark places when all other lights go out". We depend entirely on voluntary donations to provide the £270,000 needed to run The Rainbow Centre for a year. We have recently reregistered with the charity commission and our previous registration number was 293570.

  • Aims

    The Rainbow Centre for Children aims to:

    • To enable a family to cope with the emotional impact of the death or life threatening illness of a parent or child, so that family can rebuild their lives and go on to fulfill their potential.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1985

    Registered Charity Number: 1120461

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 16

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 0117 985 3343

    Address: The Rainbow Centre 27 Lilymead Avenue Bristol BS4 2BY

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  • Free bereavement therapy for a Child

    Enable a child to cope with the pain, grief and trauma of the death of a parent or sibling... More