Once a month I write about a Charity for a magazine, I thought this one should go on my blog too.
Besides raising awareness, one of the best things about writing a Charity spot for me is meeting the people.
At Child Bereavement Uk I met some lovely warm & welcoming professionals ready to open their doors to support bereaved children & their families.
When a child experiences the death of someone important to them lives can be shattered. The new centre at Runcorn offers free support & information to bereaved children, young people (aged 0-25) and their families within the locality & surrounding areas covering Cheshire. Offering a range of services from face to face support individually or as a family, there is also an option for telephone support if you are unable to attend the centre.
There are groups for families to get together, children age 4-12 can meet other bereaved children with their adult carers and express their feelings through play & creative activities in facilitated groups.
Child Bereavement Uk also run a range of One Day workshops for professionals & volunteers, Grief & Bereavement in Schools is one that is close to my heart, having worked in a Primary School and being aware of the issues surrounding child bereavement.
With any charity fundraising & communication are a major part of the organisation. If you’re looking to do something different on Father’s day join the:
DASH FOR DAD
Fun Run on the Sunday 21st June.
Venues are Phoenix Park, Runcorn, Cheshire or West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire.
It looks to be a great morning out for the family. A fab fundraiser with lots of stalls, face painting & an inflatable football pitch and of course Anna & Elsa will be there, as well as the 1km or 2km adult & children fun run.
Volunteers will be on hand to help organise the day, they are a big part of the organisation. Provided with significant training they work together as part of a team in the family support programme or in office based work.
If you would like more information on any of the services available, to volunteer, or to join the Dash for Dad fun run please contact the centre for more information.
Tel 0800 02 888 40