Rainbows Bereavement Support Great Britain

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National Co-Directors

Sharon Melia-Craven

National Co-Director (North)

Our point of contact during the Corona Virus crisis is Sharon Melia Craven (See above for contact details or alternative Phone number is 07764431536)


Regional Contacts


The National Resource Centre has now re-opened from the 1st July 2020

(The Resource Centre will initially be staffed on a part time basis returning to normal full time operation from 1st September.)

Resource Centre Manager – Kolla Omarsdottir


Officers of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB:

  • Chair of Trustees: Jan O’Neill
  • Vice Chair of Trustees: Paul Cronin
  • Trustee:  Dr Sue Kay-Flowers
  • Trustee: Philip Harrison
  • Trustee: Anne Dawes
  • Trustee: Jan O’Neill
  • Trustee: Rachel Molyneux
  • Trustee: Chris Hall
  •  Company Secretary: Anne Dawes
  • Company Honorary Treasurer: Paul Cronin


Patrons of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB:

Rt Rev Terence P Drainey, Bishop of the Diocese of Middlesbrough and Chair of Caritas Social Action Network (an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales).

Sue McDermott OBE and Frank McDermott, retired educationalists with over twenty five years of involvement with our charity. Sue, former National Director, NED and Trustee: sue.mcdermott@btconnect.com and Frank, former Chair of Trustees: frank.mcdermott@btconnect.com

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 Diocese of Hallam and with special responsibilities for supporting young people. www.hallam-diocese.com

Paul and Debbie Mellors, founders of ‘Rainbow Connection’, one of the leading Musical Theatre and Choral training providers in the country. www.rainbowconnectionchoir.co.uk