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.”
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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.