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A Formby bereavement support charity has thanked two Merseyside developers for their donation of £1,000 to help continue their work in supporting school children deal with mental health issues.

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB has received the donation to continue its work helping children and young people grieving a significant loss in their lives.

The donation comes from Barratt Homes’ Legacy scheme and David Wilson Homes’ Our Space Your Place scheme.

These initiatives seek to donate to organisations and charities within the developers’ operational areas to ensure the progression and improvements of its surrounding communities.

Paul Cronin, Trustee and Treasurer at Rainbows Bereavement Support GB, said: “Rainbows Bereavement Support GB (RainbowsGB) are extremely grateful for the generous donation from David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes.

“Most of our Registered Directors are volunteers and receive their RainbowsGB training from experienced National Directors of the Charity. Their comprehensive training includes the provision of the “Kits of all the materials” as used to deliver the RainbowsGB programmes to the Children and Young People in schools.

“The donation from Barratt and David Wilson Homes will help provide up to six of these kits for new Registered Directors as we continue to expand the delivery of the RainbowsGB programmes.”

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB is a respected national charity that has had a proved, positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a devastating loss in their lives.

The charity offers high quality training in bereavement and loss and supports communities in reviewing or developing their own bereavement policy and procedures. Through locally based Registered Directors, the charity offers training in the use of Rainbows age related peer support programmes which help foster emotional healing among children, young people and adults. On-going support is provided to affirm and advise the trained facilitators and co-ordinators that run the programmes.

Paul continued: “The need for the programmes provided by RainbowsGB has increased significantly as a result the Coronavirus Pandemic with many more Children and young people suffering bereavement and loss.

“RainbowsGB has had to adapt to the many challenges posed during the Pandemic and is well prepared to continue the provision of our programmes.

“The charity is partly funded by income from the provision of Training and the Sales of the Kits used to deliver the programmes in schools. However we rely heavily on the generosity individual supporters and organisations like David Wilson Homes & Barratt Homes. We could not provide the support we do without their help.

“The Trustees of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB would like to thank Barratt and David Wilson Homes for their generous support.”

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “We are thrilled to be able to support Rainbows Bereavement Support GB at their base in Merseyside. The charity is making a real difference, especially in these difficult times, and we can’t wait to see how they progress in the years to come.”

Rob Holbrook, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Rainbows Bereavement Support GB for all of their hard work and we are delighted to have been able to provide them with a donation to help them progress even further as a charity.”

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