Harry’s Rainbow Grief Awareness Week

Posted 20th October 2021

Harry’s Rainbow is a Milton Keynes-based children’s charity that supports children and young people who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling.

The charity is absolutely delighted to be launching its early campaign to raise much-needed awareness of child bereavement in line with Children’s Grief Awareness Week.

Their Rainbow Week campaign will run between 18th – 25th November and they would love members of the public to join them.

They will be providing visitors with selfie props, face paint and t-shirts – all you need to do is pick a day in the above week to raise the awareness of child bereavement by wearing a rainbow.

Last year was a great success and they had loads of companies and individuals taking part, this year they would love to expand on that success.

Statistics taken in 2015 showed that 100 parents died in Milton Keynes in one year, leaving dependent children. Nationally, it is estimated that 1 in 29 school children are bereaved of a parent or sibling – that is potentially 1 per school class.

Find more information here or email emma@harrysrainbow.co.uk