MK College and Harry’s Rainbow team up to support bereaved children this Christmas

December 17, 2020

MK College has joined forces with charity Harry’s Rainbow to ensure grieving children and young people get the support they need this Christmas.

The College has created a Christmas Quiz to help raise money for Harry’s Rainbow, a charity that supports children and young people who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling.

As COVID-19 has stopped the charity’s vital face-to-face support group, the funds from the quiz will be used to create Distanced Activity Support Packs, designed to support bereaved children by undertaking a craft activity that focuses on feelings, emotions and wellbeing in their own homes.

Events & Fundraising Manager for Harry’s Rainbow Emma Gilead said: “This year has been very challenging for all of us. Harry’s Rainbow have adapted our services so that we can continue supporting the bereaved children in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.

“One of our main support areas is usually Rainbow Groups, where the children can attend and take part in activities to help self-esteem and self-confidence. Due to COVID-19, we have been unable to provide these, so each month, we’ve been sending out Distant Activity Support Packs to the 80 or so children we work with, which includes crafts that they can do at home.”

Community Engagement Manager at MK College Rebecca Myrie said: “The isolation we’ve all felt because of the pandemic restrictions must be particularly hard for bereaved children at this time. We’re proud to support Harry’s Rainbow with their Distant Activity Support Packs as we appreciate what they mean to the children who receive them.”

To find out more about hosting your own quiz for Harry’s Rainbow, visit the JustGiving page for more information.

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