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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...


Staff Changes at Rainbows GB - 21/04/2015

20th April 2015 Dear Friend of Rainbows, GOODBYE SUE, WELCOME KATRINA AND SARAH! We are pleased to report that from 1st May 2015 Rainbows Bereavement Support GB will have a new National Leadership Structure. The charity now operates in over 1060 schools, Katrina Avery and Sarah Knightley, our two new National Co-Directors will take up their...


Rainbows GB (North East) Annual Conference - 27/01/2015

    CAFCASS stands for “Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service”. Those who work for CAFCASS ensure that the welfare of children is paramount in cases of relationship breakdown and that children have a voice. John Hawthorne will speak about the work of CAFCASS and the children they help. There will also be...


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:  


New Order Form - 24/09/2014

There is a new Site Order Form on the SHOOLS & PROFESSIONALS page of the website. The new form and prices are effective from 24 September 2014.  


Rainbows promoted at the Social Action Roadshow in London 21/6/14 - 21/06/2014

Rainbows promoted at the Social Action Roadshow in London 21/6/14   Rainbows Bereavement Support GB was successfully promoted at the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) at their Southwark Roadshow in Woolwich, London on Saturday 21st June 2014. Registered Directors Derek Kelly and Jenny Wainman, who were accompanied by Roderick Sime...


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...


New Rainbows Resource Centre Opens - 06/01/2014

Rainbows GB Resource Centre has moved to Oldham. As from 6th January 2014 Rainbows Bereavement Support GB will be based in Oldham. We would like to welcome Amy Howard as our new Resource Centre Manager and Caroline Payne as our deputy Manager. The Centre will be open from 9.30 to 2.30 Monday to Thursday (term time).   The new contact...


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...


National Director Rainbows GB - 04/11/2011

I am very pleased to announce that following due process and with the approval of the Charity Commission, Sue McDermott is now our National Director. Sue's contract is for seventeen and a half hours a week for 38 weeks a year, generally around school terms. Sue’s contact details remain the same: sue.rainbowsgb@btconnect.com Rainbows...


New National Director. - 09/12/2010

National Director of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB.   We are delighted to announce that we now have an Acting National Director. Following the unsuccessful search for a new National Director (ND) the Trustee’s together with the Chairman of the Management Committee, considered various options to resolve this issue. After much...


Death of Nigel Bavidge - 04/09/2010

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Deacon Rev Nigel Bavidge on 17th August 2010 in Overgate Hospice, Elland, aged 66.   Had it not been for Nigel, Rainbows would surely not have touched the lives of so many children, young people and adults in this country.   He has been friend, guide and...