The Rainbow Centre for Children is a charity for children and their families from Bristol and the surrounding area including Somerset, South Wales and Gloucestershire. We help families deal with the pain, grief, anger and sadness that can be caused by the death or life threatening illness of a child or parent, and the impact that has on individual family members as well as the family as a whole. Families come to us not only because someone has died from an illness but also as a result of road traffic accidents, suicide or murder. We offer art, or music therapy to children, as these non-verbal therapies are a valuable means of expressing emotions when words simply can't be found, counselling to older children if they prefer it, and to adults, either as a couple, an individual or group, and massage therapy to help relieve the physical symptoms of grief or simply to keep a carer healthy so they have the strength to continue to look after their loved ones. Each therapy session lasts for 50 minutes, and the children or their parents / carers come at the same time each week so they build up a relationship and trust with our therapists. All the therapy we provide is free of charge. Each therapy session costs The Rainbow Centre £50 and we rely entirely on voluntary donations for our existence. We expect the running costs of the Centre, a traditional Victorian house in Lilymead Avenue, to be £250,000 this year.