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Slinfold Golf and Country Club has raised £4,700 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

The club at Slinfold chose Rainbow Trust as their Charity of the year in 2016 and raised money through a variety of initiatives.

Men’s captain, Tim Hackshaw said: “Jill Meek and I had a lot of fun during our captaincy year and we’ve been delighted to raise a significant amount of money for such a worthwhile cause as Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.”

Rainbow Trust is a national charity offering emotional and practical support for the whole family; from their child’s diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement and beyond.

It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and thanks to its generous supporters helps over 2,000 families in England.

It has nine care teams of Family Support Workers across England, including Surrey which covers Sussex, helping families at home, in hospital and in the community making life a little easier.

Emma Haines, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust, says: “It’s really great to see local organisations such as Slinfold Golf Club supporting Rainbow Trust.

“We want to thank them for their support and all the people who donated throughout the year.

“All this makes a big difference to families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.”

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides expert social palliative care to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness.

Offering emotional and practical support, assistance is available for families 24 hours a day.

Individually tailored high quality care is offered from diagnosis through to treatment and, should a family become bereaved, the charity will continue to support them for as long as they are needed, helping family members cope with the present and preparing them for the future.

Rainbow Trust relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and through the outstanding generosity of its supporters helps over 2,000 families a year throughout England.

The charity’s vision is that one day all seriously ill children and their families will have access to a Rainbow Trust Family Support Worker.

Clare Youings

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, 6 Cleeve Court, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7UD

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