Becca, aged 21 from Douglas in the Isle of Man was supported by Cruse Bereavement Care after her father died when she was six years-old. She has recently taken part in the local ‘Parish Walk’ and raised £590 for Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man. She says that Cruse provides invaluable support.
Becca, said: “Cruse helped me and my family so much after my father, Robert died more than 15 years ago.
“When I first went to Cruse I instantly felt like I wasn’t alone. My older sister, Zoe and I started going on residential weekends where we got lots of support and we also got one-to-one counselling sessions.
“You don’t realise how many kids are going through these things until it happens to you. When I started going a girl from my school was there. I didn’t know that she had lost someone. Unlike a disability, which you can sometimes see, it’s not obvious that someone’s lost a parent until you meet them.
“Knowing that people are in a similar situation as you, you kind of feel some sort of relief.
“Having people to talk to and having somewhere to go for support also gave my mum some peace of mind. I think it took the pressure of her knowing that we were okay.
“Zoe and I still go along to the residentials whenever we are on the island. Cruse really is like a family so we really going back to see everyone when we can. I cannot thank Cruse Bereavement Care enough for the support they have given me and my sister.”