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In this issue: New bereavement support service for Glasgow hospital patients and staff

Child Bereavement UK provides a new bereavement support service for Glasgow hospital patients and staff

We are pleased to have been appointed to provide a new service at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. The service will offer bereavement support to parents facing or following the death of their baby or child. It will also provide training for hospital staff to improve their skills in caring for parents and siblings of a dying child, as well as offering support to staff who are affected by the death of a child within the maternity, paediatric, neonatal and A&E environments. 
Child Bereavement UK was awarded the three-year contract by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) to deliver the new service, funded by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive of Child Bereavement UK, said:

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with NHSGGC and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to ensure that all hospital staff have the skills, knowledge and support they need to meet the needs of bereaved families, and that those families receive the best possible support and care through what will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult times in their lives following the death of their precious baby or child.”

As part of Diana documentary, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to bereaved parents about keeping memories alive

Our Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, visited our centre in East London with The Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year. Their Royal Highnesses were filmed talking to two bereaved parents that had been supported by Child Bereavement UK, and we were delighted that our Ambassador Emily Arch, whose baby, Abbie, was stillborn; and John Dwyer, whose daughter, Rosie, died when she was 19, were featured in the documentary.
Speaking of their experiences of grief, The Duke talked about the importance of keeping memories alive and said: "It doesn't go away, it never goes away, but you learn to deal with it better."

The documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy was made to mark 20 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. It aired on 24 July and can be watched again online on the ITV hub. Click below to watch the trailer.

Are you brave enough?!
For those seeking a thrilling challenge, we have an exciting new fundraising event for you - an abseil down the MK Dons football stadium in Milton Keynes! 

This challenge is open to everyone. You don’t have to be an athlete to take part. All you need is commitment, determination, a sense of fun and a willingness to ask your friends, family and colleagues for sponsorship!

Sunday 10 September
Registration Fee: £25
Fundraising target: £100
To sign up click here or email
400 volunteers raise £60,000 for Child Bereavement UK
400 volunteers have had a ball this summer, helping us to raise funds and awareness at 9 Let’s Rock retro festivals that take place across the UK each year.
Our partnership with Let's Rock began in 2014, when UK Live event organiser and Child Bereavement UK Ambassador, Matt Smith, approached the charity after receiving support with his wife Emma.
Raising £17,000 in the first year, the series of events has grown considerably and this year we raised more than £60,000. In total, in excess of £150,000 has been raised over the years through the sale of wristbands, raffle tickets, silent auction and donations.
At each event, we are astounded by the generosity of people and are so grateful to everyone involved for their support.

For professionals
Annual bereavement conference for school staff:
A sudden and traumatic death in your school community

A sudden or traumatic death can leave staff and pupils shocked and overwhelmed. This conference is designed to equip education professionals with key support skills, and to improve their confidence when responding to a sudden or traumatic death in the school community.

13 November 2017, Guildford, Surrey - £75

Download our save the date, or book your place now

Child Bereavement UK has 23 years' experience of supporting families and educating professionals when a child grieves and when a child dies. 

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