A warm welcome to Rainbow Centre families

Date: Tuesday 09 September 2014

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We were delighted to lend our support to a children’s centre in Bristol which offers a haven for families affected by terminal illness or bereavement.

The Rainbow Centre for Children, based in Knowle, provides a range of therapies and support for children and their families free of charge.

We donated £300 to the charity to enable it to offer its visitors a welcoming cup of tea, coffee, milk or a soft drink when they arrive at the centre for a whole year.

Angela Emms, Director of the Rainbow Centre for Children, says: “We wrote to Taylor Wimpey asking for their support as we knew they have offices in Bristol, and we were delighted they agreed to give us £300 which will pay for drinks for a year at the centre.

“It may sound like a small thing, but this puts our clients at ease and makes them feel welcome here before they begin their therapy. We aim to make the centre feel warm and welcoming and we want it to be a safe place where children can share their feelings as they try to cope with the emotional impact of a death in the family.

“We receive no Government or lottery funding so we rely entirely on fundraising, so all donations like this from Taylor Wimpey are gratefully received.”

The Rainbow Centre for Children, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in December 2015, provides art, music and massage therapies, counselling, group work, support and information, all for free.

Charlie Joseph, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “When we received the letter from the Rainbow Centre for Children and read about the support it offers for children dealing with bereavement, we just had to lend our support.

“We’re delighted to make this donation towards the cost of offering visitors a warm welcome to the centre and hope our contribution helps to make a difference to families at a very difficult time.”

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