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Rainbows Christmas Cards 2018 - 06/11/2018

The Order Form for the Rainbows 2018 Christmas Cards can be downloaded by clicking on the "Order Form" link below.   ORDER FORM


MUFTI fund raiser ! - 27/10/2018

    WHAT AN AMAZING FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR RAINBOWS GB!     A MUFTI day, (Def: ordinary clothes worn by people who usually wear uniforms) was held at St George's Junior School, Weybridge in October 18.   The school is a Rainbows' site, where Mrs Emily Stather is a trained RD and co-ordinates and runs Rainbows...


Sister Pat Daly RIP. - 15/10/2018

RIP Sr. Pat Daly LSU We are sad to report the death of Sister Pat Daly, a significant member or our Rainbows family. Pat died peacefully on Thursday 11th October after becoming ill in June of this year. A much-loved and respected Rainbows Registered Director in South Yorkshire, Pat trained over 50 primary and secondary schools. In 2007 she was...


Significant News for Rainbows - 12/10/2018

  NATIONAL BEREAVEMENT CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW “Evaluation, Research and Development Group” Now in its 26th year and operating in over 1,500 schools in Great Britain, Rainbows Bereavement Support GB is once again ensuring the difference and impact its staff training and structured programmes has is as strong as ever. Following on...


Review of Sue McDermott's new Book - 13/09/2018

  Copies of the book are available from the Rainbows Resource Centre      


Fund Raising for Rainbows GB ? see below for options. - 26/03/2018

    If you are setting up an event or joining an established event and plan to raise funds for RainbowsGB then we suggest you use Virgin Money Giving to collect your donations.   RainbowsGB has registered with Virgin Money Giving so its simple to set up your donations page.   Just click (or Copy & Paste) on this link...


Fund Raising donation from Hays Travel - 10/03/2018

The staff from Hays Travel, Christchurch, Dorset held a fundraising day for Rainbows. This was a very successful event and in total £528 was made. £300 of the money was a generous donation from Usborne books. The event was in memory of a young man from Bournemouth who had died in car crash. Many thanks to all but in particular,...


Andrea's Boxing Day Swim for Rainbows GB - 27/12/2017

  On Boxing Day I braved the cold and took part in a swim in the sea. Let’s just say it was refreshing and I have just about thawed out now! Raised £100 for Rainbows, donated by members of my family.   Andrea Rogers Rainbows National Co-Director...


Preparations for RainbowsGB Strategic Plan 2018 / 2021 - 27/11/2017

  Three of the Charities Trustees together with the two National Co-Directors met on the 21st /22nd November to prepare the Draft Strategic Plan for the period 2018 – 2021. The Draft Plans will now be submitted to the full Board of Trustees for approval and implementation.   From L to R :  Andrea Rodgers (Nat....


20th Anniversary of Rainbows, Celebration at St Peter’s Catholic School, Bournemouth. - 25/11/2017

  This is the first photo of the gathering at St Peter’s Catholic School, Bournemouth, held for their 20th anniversary celebration of Rainbows.  


A very special year for the Charity - 23/11/2017

2017, our 25th year of operation and we were delighted to welcome four new Patrons to our Charity:     Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President of the global hospitality company, Hilton. Patrick is responsible for development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. www.hiltonworldwide.com The Rt Rev Ralph Heskett CSsR, Bishop...


A very special year for the Charity - 02/10/2017

2017, our 25th year of operation and we were delighted to welcome four new Patrons to our Charity:   Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President of the global hospitality company, Hilton. Patrick is responsible for development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. www.hiltonworldwide.com The Rt Rev Ralph Heskett CSsR, Bishop of the...


SunRise in Rome - Sue meets Pope Francis - 09/11/2017

  Sue McDermott OBE, was delighted to meet Pope Francis during an international conference in Rome. The conference brought together over 400 people sharing their expertise and experience in the field of disability. Sue shared details of our new Rainbows programme, SunRise.  SunRise is a bereavement support programme for those with...


RainbowsGB welcomes a new Patron (Patrick Fitzgibbon) - 21/10/2017

  Rainbows Bereavement Support GB is delighted to welcome Patrick Fitzgibbon as our third new Patron.     Patrick brings great professional expertise in organisational development, as well as empathy, sensitivity, understanding and enthusiasm for our work and mission to those grieving.     Patrick works...


Sue McDermott Receives OBE from Her Majesty the Queen - 16/10/2017

    Quote from Sue McDermott OBE (Non- Exec Dir RainbowsGB) “What a wonderful experience!! Received my OBE from the Queen on Friday at Buckingham Palace. I was able to tell her a little about Rainbows. It was marvellous to hear her very positive comments on the impact of all we do. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported...


A Choral Christmas Concert - 02/10/2017

A Choral Christmas event will be held on the 13th December at the Dome in Doncaster raising funds for Rainbows GB.  


Donation from Kent County Crematorium Ltd - 24/08/2017

Kent County Crematorium Ltd (Part of the Westerleigh Group) Press Release 24th August 2017   Charity Cheque Presentations, Wednesday 23rd August 2017   Representatives from four Charities nominated to receive Donations from Charing Crematorium met at the Offices at Newcourt Wood for a Presentation on Wednesday 23rd August...


QUEEN SAYS THANK YOU TO SUE AND RAINBOWS! - 17/06/2017

QUEEN SAYS THANK YOU TO SUE AND RAINBOWS! Sue McDermott, retired headteacher and our voluntary Non-Executive Director has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List! The honour recognises a lifetime of service to education and particularly for her outstanding impact in supporting children and young people grieving a...


The Duo BOOKENDS (Dan & Pete) - update - 30/05/2017

  Back in October 2107 Dan & Pete of the Duo  “Bookends” held a concert to raise much needed funds for our “Rainbows Charity”. The concert was attended by over 115 people and raised the fantastic sum of £1074.50 for the Charity. At the time Dan & Pete said they were in the process of recording a...


BISHOP JOHN ARNOLD VISITS THE SISTERS AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS! - 17/05/2017

    Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford Diocese was warmly welcomed on his recent visit to the National Resource Centre of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB in Oldham. Having celebrated Mass in the adjoining Convent of Mercy at Werneth Grange, he was taken on a tour of the convent before visiting ‘the neighbours’ at...


Update on Mark's Progress - 09/05/2017

Update An update on Mark's progress towards his 25 park runs. He has five to go but has been plagued by injury. Now fully fit again he plans to complete his mammoth task for Rainbows. He is hoping to have raised £300+ Retired Headteacher Runs For Rainbows GB's 25th Anniversary. 07/09/2016   Mark Shaw, a retired head teacher,...


25 YEARS THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION - 21/03/2017

A Great Success   Members of the ‘Rainbows Family’  from all over Great Britain gathered in the Convent of Mercy in Oldham on March 21st to mark our twenty fifth year of service to children and young people grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives. From its initial beginnings in 1992, Rainbows has...


Another great Fund raiser running for Rainbows GB - 24/02/2017

Anna Chomik-O'Neill is running in the Liverpool Rock'n'Roll Marathon and fundraising for Rainbows GB. The event is taking place on 28 May 2017. The outstanding course takes a scenic tour of Liverpool city centre. Start at the Albert Dock on Liverpool’s Waterfront before heading off towards Penny Lane and the World Famous home of The...


Fund Raising Brighton Marathon runner - Lucy Lanham - 29/01/2107

    Lucy Lanham, an enthusiastic runner (and the niece of Brigida Martino a Rainbows Registered Director) has been successful in gaining a place in the Brighton Marathon which is to take place 7 to 9 April.  She has chosen two charities, one of which is Rainbows Bereavement Support. We would love you, your friends,...


CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RAINBOWS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GB WITH THE MUSIC OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL IN CONCERT – A GREAT SUCCESS! - 05/10/2016

115 people gathered in Doncaster last Saturday night for a unique Charity Concert to raise funds and to celebrate 25 years of Rainbows. It was a marvellous evening!  The concert which featured many of the classics such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters’ was performed...


CELEBRATING and FUNDRAISING WITH THE MUSIC OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL! - 07/09/2016

  To begin to mark the 25th year of Rainbows operating in Great Britain, a unique charity concert will be performed in Doncaster on October 1st. Full details are shown below and tickets are available from Sue McDermott. If you live within travelling distance of Doncaster and you're a fan of this iconic music, this is a concert you'll not...


Mark Shaw Fund Raising Runs - 09/05/2017

Update An update on Mark's progress towards his 25 park runs. He has five to go but has been plagued by injury. Now fully fit again he plans to complete his mammoth task for Rainbows. He is hoping to have raised £300+ Retired Headteacher Runs For Rainbows GB's 25th Anniversary. 07/09/2016   Mark Shaw, a retired head teacher,...


Charity Concert a Great Success! - 04/08/2016

 Thanks to Paul and Debbie of Rainbows Connection Choirs, all choir members and all those who attended, the choir concert on July 2nd at Hill House School was a great success. It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all. It even further raised the profile of Rainbows and raised £1592.70!!  An amazing amount and an amazing evening....


UNIQUE CHARITY CONCERT FOR RAINBOWS: - 27/05/2016

 UNIQUE CHARITY CONCERT FOR RAINBOWS:    Over 150 gifted and talented singers will be performing in front of an audience of 500 on July 2nd near Robin Hood Airport!    


New National Posts - 23/05/2016

  The Trustees are delighted to welcome two new National Co-Directors. Sharon Melia-Craven will take responsibility for the northern regions of Rainbows GB while Andrea Rodgers will be expanding the work of Rainbows in the south. Both Sharon and Andrea will take up their posts on 1st June. We wish them well. Sharon: Email:...


New Additions of Rainbows Journals now available - 01/02/2016

                              


Brentwood Heads for Rainbows - 20/01/2016

  The Diocese of Brentwood held its annual Head teachers conference in October with Rainbows Bereavement Support being represented both days by Derek Kelly, Registered Director for training. Derek met with both the head teachers of Rainbows Schools in the Diocese and also attracted numerous enquiries from schools who have not as yet been...


RACHEL WALKS 135 MILES FOR RAINBOWS! - 17/12/2015

Rachel Molyneux, Headteacher of St Mary's Catholic Primary School and key Rainbows Trainer in North Wales successfully completed her pilgrimage and sponsored walk for Rainbows to Santiago de Compostella in Spain during the summer. What an amazing achievement!  Taking 14 gruelling days in 30+ temperatures, that is one incredible...


A special thanks to St Albans Parish Finchley - 01/12/2015

One of our Rainbows Trustees recently made and donated a Nativity Crib to the Parish of St Albans in North Finchley, London. The crib is being used as a “Travelling Crib” and is passed from Family to Family during the Advent period, eventually being taken to the Church on Christmas Eve. Following the launch of the initiative the...


Fund raising event by Rachel Molyneux - 27/07/2015

Rachel Molyneux, our key Rainbows RD / Trainer in North Wales and Headteacher of St Mary's Catholic Primary School is undertaking a major sponsored walk to raise much needed funds for Rainbows GB this summer.   Rachel will be walking the final 135 miles of the Santiago de Compostella in Spain this summer for Rainbows GB. She will...


A BIG thank you to Oakhill College - 11/06/2015

Thank you Oakhill College for your kind and very much needed support to raise funds for Rainbows by a small group of staff and pupils taking on the huge challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O\'Groats on a route of just under 1000 miles-WOW!  This event will take place during the first two weeks of August 2015.  We wish you...


New addition to the "ABOUT US" page - 11/11/2014

A Powerpoint presentation has been added to the "About Us" page and is a reflection on the work and outcomes of our RainbowsGB programmes. Just click on this image on the page:  


Lloyds Bank Community Fund award £3000 to Rainbows - 17/02/2014

                                 Our photograph shows (left to right) Amy Howard, Resource Centre Manager with Sue McDermott, National Director and Caroline Payne, Deputy Resource Centre Manager...


In Memoriam Suzy Yehl Marta - 25/01/2013

It is with great sadness that Rainbows Bereavement Support GB reports the sudden death of Suzy Yehl Marta, the founder of Rainbows internationally.   Suzy Yehl Marta     Suzy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly before Christmas and died on January 13th 2013. She leaves behind a great legacy of compassion and support...


Award for Chair of Trustees - 23/05/2012

  RAINBOWS PRESS STATEMENT   Well Known Catholic Educationalist and Chair of Rainbows Bereavement Charity awarded Honorary Fellowship for his ministry in education. Frank McDermott, a nationally well-known ‘gentle giant’ within Catholic education and especially in the North East,  has been awarded an Honorary...