Support plea

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For families caring for a life-threatened or terminally-ill child, Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night can be a tough reminder that time is a luxury that cannot be taken for granted.

For these families every hour spent with their child is precious beyond belief.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides vital support for families caring for a seriously ill child. Every family has its own dedicated support worker who helps to make life a little easier.

When the clocks go back on October 30, Rainbow Trust is calling on the public to use their extra hour wisely by taking part in its Big Hour campaign. This encourages people to make their extra hour count by organising a 60-minute fundraiser.

I urge everyone to get involved with this wonderful campaign so that Rainbow Trust can support more families who have to face the frightening prospect that their child might not get better.

To find out more about Rainbow Trust’s Big Hour campaign visit

Lucy Alexander,

TV presenter,

C/o Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity,

Chapel Road,