Rosie's Rainbow Fund
Rosie’s Rainbow Fund was founded in 2003 after the death of eleven year old, Rosie Mayling.
Rosie endured a long and painful stay in hospital and it was her plan, when she was better, to return to the wards to entertain the children with music and play activities in order to distract them from the distress of their medical treatment.
In her honour we now have music therapy in the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Royal Berkshire Hospital and are hoping to start at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital soon. We offer bereavement support for families after the loss of a child. We fund an aromatherapist stationed in the John Radcliffe Hospital for two days a week, treating extremely stressed parents of long stay and terminally ill children. In the community we run music therapy sessions for special needs children in schools and centres and we purchase various items of equipment for disabled children in schools and respite centres.