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In this issue: Gary Barlow becomes Patron; double your donation; and more...

Donating this Christmas? Click here to double your donation!
Gary Barlow becomes a Patron of Child Bereavement UK
The exciting news was announced earlier this month at a charity lunch in Manchester, hosted by breakfast television presenter, Eamonn Holmes. This special event, attended by more than 400 supporters of the charity, raised £57,000 to support bereaved families in Cheshire. Read more - click here.

Gary and his wife Dawn's baby daughter, Poppy, was stillborn on 4 August 2012 and they wanted to support Child Bereavement UK. Of becoming a Patron, Gary said:

 "I am delighted to help to raise the profile of Child Bereavement UK, a wonderful charity that provides vital support to bereaved families. Becoming a Patron is my way of saying thank you for all the help Child Bereavement UK has given us and many other families going through the pain of bereavement.”
Donating this Christmas? Double your money with the Big Give!
Donate to Child Bereavement UK through between 12pm on Tuesday 29 November and 12pm on Friday 2 December and The Dulverton Trust will match your generous gift, helping us support more young people, aged 11-25, to rebuild their lives after the devastation of bereavement.

 "When my stepdad died I felt guilty like it was my fault. It’s only now, having received support that I know his death wasn’t my fault and that I didn’t cause it.”
Lauren, aged 18, received support after the death of her stepfather in 2014. Pictured (left) with her stepmother, Jo.
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Milton Keynes group for bereaved young people wins film competition
Our Young People's Advisory Group for Milton Keynes has made a winning short film for Children's Grief Awareness Week's campaign 'Make Time to Listen'. The film, about bereaved children and young people, aims to promote the importance of others making the time to listen. Click below to watch their winning entry.
Run the Brighton Marathon for us
Thinking of braving a 26.2-mile challenge next year and ticking it off your bucket list? We have charity places in the Brighton Marathon, which takes you through the best of the city and leads you onto the beautiful seafront for the last mile with thousands of supporters cheering you on. This scenic marathon is a fantastic alternative to London. Email Becky to register your interest.
Child Bereavement UK Needs You!
Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation. We have a number of fun opportunities to support our work throughout the year, from helping out at events to working in our offices. To find out how you can donate your time to support our work, click here, call 01494 568919  or email Sue.
Just 1 in 10 British adults bereaved as a child said their school was very supportive at the time of their bereavement
Our recent YouGov Poll has revealed that the majority of people who experienced the death of someone close during childhood do not feel that they received a high level of support from their school at the time.

Child Bereavement UK held its second national Schools' Conference this month, providing more than 100 school staff from around the country with the opportunity to consider how best to deal with bereavement in schools.

Amongst those speaking at the conference were bereaved teenagers Ben and Brianna Graham, from Warrington, who gave a moving talk to delegates, along with their mother, Penny. (Pictured, right). Read their story here.
For professionals
Neonatal palliative and end of life care conference

This conference is designed for those who work in the health sector, including: midwives; fetal medicine teams; neonatal and paediatric teams; and those with a palliative care background with babies and children.

6 February 2017
Fieldfisher, Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London EC4R 3TT
Price: £90
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