AS THE days become shorter, it is a stark reminder that the end of another year is approaching.

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

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides vital support for families caring for a seriously-ill child. Every family has its own dedicated family support worker who helps to make life a little easier for the family – at home, in hospital or in the community, so that the family can make the most of the time they have together.

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.

The campaign encourages people to make their extra hour count by organising a 60-minute fundraiser.

To find out more, visit rainbowtrust.org.uk/big-hour or text RAINBOW to 70111 to make a £3 donation.

LUCY ALEXANDER, Broadcaster