Volunteer Drivers – Rainbow Childrens Charity

Volunteer Drivers - Rainbow Childrens Charity

Dear Colleagues,
If any of you feel you can assist this worthwhile charity then please contact Sarah on the below details
Kind Regards

Sue Heaton


Secretary – NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

Good Afternoon,
My name is Sarah, I am a Family Support Worker for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. We are a national charity, supporting families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness by providing emotional and practical support within both the home and the community.
As well as being a Family Support Worker in the Essex team, I am also in charge of recruiting and supporting our amazing Volunteers. I am contacting you as an organisation to find out whether you would be interested in reaching out to your members, particularly in the Essex area, in the hope of recruiting some Volunteer Drivers. This is one of our roles which we really struggle to fill and I thought that the Ex Police community may possess the skills and confidence that this entails. Many of our families have to travel into central London to specialist hospitals, sometimes this can be once a month, for others it can be as much as 3/4 times a week. As you can imagine, this is not only quite stressful for the family, but is also extremely costly. By reducing the amount of times they themselves have to travel by even one journey can be a huge relief. As Family Support Workers, we provide transport to Families, however, we often have 2 or 3 requests on the same day and unfortunately, have to sometimes turn people down. It would be wonderful if we had a handful of Volunteers who we could call upon in this situation to hopefully help these families.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email, I hope that you don’t mind me contacting you. If you would like to have a look at the charity, please follow the link below and if you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or my work mobile 07825601360. I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will endeavour to call you back if I should miss your call.


Kind Regards,




Sarah Raven-Lloyd

Family Support Worker

Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity

Telephone: +44 (0)78 2560 1360

Please note my working hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm