Harry's Rainbow Grief Awareness Week

Harry’s Rainbow Grief Awareness Week

It’s Harry Rainbow Grief Awareness Week on 18-25 November and we’d love for you to join us…

by Emma Gilead

We are now launching our yearly campaign. The campaign raises much-needed awareness of child bereavement. It runs alongside Children’s Grief Awareness Week.

It’s simple to take part. We will provide you with selfie props, face paint, and t-shirts. All you need to do is pick one day between the 18-25 November, yes Grief Awareness Week, then raise the awareness of child bereavement by wearing a rainbow.

After the success of last year, we want to see if we can create an even bigger and better event.  Last year, lots of companies and individuals took part, this year we would love to you to join in. Ask your employers if the business can take part. Maybe speak to your school’s headteacher to see if the teachers will join in. Alternatively, we’d love to see what you, your family, and your friends could do to help us raise awareness.

Harry’s Rainbow is a Milton Keynes-based children’s charity that gives support to children and young people. These young people have lost a parent or sibling due to bereavement.

In 2015, statistics showed that 100 parents died in Milton Keynes in one year. They left dependent children behind them. The national estimate indicates that 1 in 29 school children are bereaved of a parent or sibling. That is potentially equivalent to 1 child per school class.

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About Harry

Harry was 5 1/2 when he died. Prior to his death he was a perfectly healthy little boy with a huge personality!

In October 2011, Harry’s legacy, “Harry’s Rainbow” was born. Harry’s Rainbow is committed to supporting bereaved children and their families in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. We know how difficult it can be to help and support your children through their pain, grief and loss at the same time as trying to deal with your own. Therefore we aim to support the children affected by the death of a very significant family member, such as a parent or sibling.