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News and inspiration from Child Bereavement UK
In this issue: Support for Grenfell, CBeebies films, and Mary Berry’s showstopper
Supporting families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire

Child Bereavement UK is part of the Support 4 Grenfell Community Hub, a partnership of charities offering a range of support, counselling and advice for children, young people, parents and families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The hub was established by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to provide a dedicated space for various agencies and community groups to continue working collaboratively, to reach out to other statutory and voluntary organisations, hold meetings and organise counselling and supervision.

On September 5th, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the Hub and met representatives from the partnership organisations including Child Bereavement UK, Place2Be, Winston’s Wish and The Art Room, who are working together with local partners, schools, children’s centres and community groups responding to the needs of those impacted by the fire. Read More

For contact information go to: www.support4grenfell.com
Guidance on how to talk to a child after a frightening event

Events in the news can cause parents and children to worry about themselves and others, and can lead to parents feeling unsure as to what information they should give to their children. In response to recent events, Dr Katie Koehler, our Assistant Director of Bereavement Services & Education, made a short film with simple tips on how to talk to a child after a frightening event. Thank you to Sixth Sense Media for funding this film which was widely shared on social media after the Barcelona attacks. 
CBeebies tackles the subject of bereavement

On September 12th, CBeebies aired an episode of their pre-school children’s series, Our Family, featuring four-year-old Alexa whose mum died when she was two and a half. Child Bereavement UK advised the production team throughout the project to ensure that the approach and language used was age-appropriate and sensitive. 

Watch Dad, James, talking about what helped him when talking to his young children after the death of his wife, with tips from Child Bereavement UK.
 Watch on CBeebies Grown Ups 

Mary Berry’s trading floor showstopper


On September 11th, our Patron, Mary Berry joined personalities from the world of film, sport, TV, fashion and music to take part in an annual Charity Day held at the offices of BGC Partners (BGC) in Canary Wharf. BGC Charity Day commemorates the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobrokers employees who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. BGC Charity Day raises funds for good causes, by asking personalities to conduct trades alongside licensed BGC brokers in support of their respective charities. 

Mary proved to be a tough cookie on the trading floor, charming the brokers to make sure her deals ‘got a good rise’, whilst bereaved families supported by Child Bereavement UK were invited to join in the fun activities laid on for the families helped by the various charities. Child Bereavement UK will receive a share of the funds raised on the day, alongside a range of other charities. 
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Please support Baby Loss Awareness Week 9 – 15 October 


Baby Loss Awareness Week is for bereaved parents, and their families and friends, to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives. It aims to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK, and push for tangible improvements in services, support, or policy around bereavement support. 

The week finishes each year on October 15th with the global ‘Wave of Light’. Everyone is asked to simply light a candle at 7 pm local time and to post a photo of your candle on Facebook or Twitter using #WaveOfLight.

To find out more go to babyloss-awareness.org

Run the Virgin Money London Marathon for us!


The London Marathon Ballot 2018 results are now being released which means that everyone who signed up will start to find out this week if they have been allocated a place.

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, Child Bereavement UK will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a support package we are proud of, and will do all we can to ensure that your Virgin Money London Marathon experience is one you will never forget.

So for all of those who are lucky enough to get a ballot place, we would love for you to join our 2018 team! To discuss our runners’ package, please email Becky
 
If you weren’t so lucky and still want to take on the Marathon, we do have a limited number of charity places for which you can apply. Please find an application form here.

For professionals
Supporting pupils following a sudden and traumatic death
20 November 2017, Manchester, M4


A training session for education professionals and school staff in the North West to support you in your interactions with pupils and parents in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester. 

For more information click here
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