Mandy from Woodbridge in Suffolk was supported by a volunteer at her local Cruse service after her brother died. Her son, Reece a West End performer has organised a fundraising event in October to raise money for Cruse to say thank you for the support his mum received.
Mandy said: “I was told about Cruse by my GP surgery and got in contact with my local Cruse service about five weeks after my brother died. I was supported once a week for 12 weeks.
“I found the support very helpful. My bereavement supporter gave me different ways of looking at bereavement and strategies for dealing with my feelings on a daily basis.
“She also helped me with the guilt I was feeling and explained that there are different ways of looking at every situation. She helped me realise that I was not to blame which was a comfort at a really difficult time.”
Reece says: “It was my idea to fundraise for Cruse. I have always wanted to do a solo concert and this felt like the perfect opportunity to not only return to my home county, but help those I love. To see your family in distress especially your mum, hurts so much, and if there was anything I could do to help her, it would be to raise funds for a charity that helped her in what I can only imagine to one of the toughest time in her life.
Reece is debuting his first ever solo concert called ‘An Evening with Reece Kerridge’ on Sunday 6th October 2019 in his home county of Suffolk with a number of special guests. The concert will be raising money for Cruse Bereavement Care after the support they gave Reece’s mum.
Find out more and buy tickets for the event here: www.reecekerridge.com
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