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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit our Newham Centre

Our Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge visited Child Bereavement UK’s Centre in East London with the Duchess of Cambridge

Their Royal Highnesses met bereaved families and children who have been supported by Child Bereavement UK in Newham, London, and attended one of our Family Support Group sessions.

Flowers were presented to the Duchess by Shinobi, aged 12, who was supported by Child Bereavement UK after the death of his grandmother.

The Duke and Duchess were introduced to local professionals, volunteers and charity staff and met with funders of our London bereavement services. They concluded their visit by marking the first anniversary of the opening of our support centre in Newham.

Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive of Child Bereavement UK said:

“It is a privilege to have The Duke of Cambridge lend his support to our work; his involvement has made a huge, positive difference to Child Bereavement UK, helping to shine a spotlight on the needs of the many families in this country who experience child bereavement every year.”

For more photographs from the day, visit our Facebook gallery. 


Our London services have been made possible as a result of the support of many funders including The Peter Cundill Foundation; The Hon M.J. Samuel Charitable Trust; City Bridge Trust; Gina Levett; and others who wish to remain anonymous.


Do it for yourself...
Fundraising challenges are a great way to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s an exciting trek up Kilimanjaro, a marathon, or night ride across London, we’ve got the right challenge for you in 2017.
 
Take a look at our website for a full list of our challenge events and do something amazing today by signing up.

...do it for Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK will support you every step of the way, and the money you raise will help us to continue supporting families when they need it the most.
 
If you’d like to know more about any of our challenges or you have a challenge of your own that you're planning and would like to support our work, please call 01494 569049 or email challenges@childbereavementuk.org

Support us through John Lewis

Community Matters is a charitable giving scheme that runs throughout John Lewis stores. Every three months each shop selects three community groups or charities, allowing customers to decide how much each nominated group receives by using a token to vote for the organisation they'd like to support.

From February to April, Child Bereavement UK is one of the chosen organisations for the High Wycombe store.

Please support us by popping your token into the allocated box in the café if High Wycombe is your local store. Alternatively, nominate us to become a beneficiary charity at your local store here.


Families have fun at the National Theatre
At Christmas, thanks to the generosity of our corporate supporter, Neptune Investment Management, we were able to take 70 children and their grown-ups to a performance of Peter Pan at the National Theatre, followed by an exclusive backstage party. 

Supporters and families who have received support from Child Bereavement UK got the opportunity to climb aboard a pirate ship, dress up as mermaids and create special treasure boxes. 

One grandmother said: 
From the moment we were ushered through the doors to the private party the whole experience was totally magical. My seven-year-old granddaughter [pictured] was thrilled to do creative stuff, be dressed up as Tinkerbell …As for the performance… well, that was pretty amazing too!” 

We are grateful to our long-standing supporters Neptune Investment Management for this special opportunity.

App for bereaved young people now available on Android
Our free App, ‘Grief: Support for Young People’, is now available for Android as well as Apple devices.
 
This app was designed by our Young People's Advisory Group and supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.
Join one of our five Snowdrop Walks across the UK
For professionals
Scottish Schools' Conference
Anticipating a death in the school community – let’s talk about it

A conference for professionals working within the education sector, offering a unique opportunity to learn both from other professionals and directly from bereaved young people.

6 March 2017
Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Scotland
Price: £45
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