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Christmas at Cruse

At Christmas, reaching out to bereaved people is more important than ever. Find out how we can help you, and about how you can support Cruse and the work we do this year.

Are you worried about facing Christmas after bereavement? We know the festive period can be particular painful after the death of a loved one. 

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Find out more about remembering someone who has died at Christmas.

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Nobody should be forced to grieve alone this Christmas. A donation from you today, could mean they don’t have to.


We asked the team from WAY (Widowed and Young) to share their tips on getting through Christmas after a bereavement.

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The Cruse National Helpline is open over the holiday period with adjusted opening hours. The helpline offers a listening ear and emotional support to anyone who has lost someone they love, or been affected by a bereavement.

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This Christmas, you’re invited to leave a personalised message in a sea of yellow hearts to remember a loved one.

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We've team up with 'Don't Send Me a Card' to help you reach out to those affected by bereavement this Christmas. Send a thoughtful message in an ecard and donate the cost of the card to Cruse so we can continue supporting bereaved people.

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