News

Churchill Fellowship Adventures begin for Elaine

Cruse is delighted to announce that Elaine Roub, Young Cruse Coordinator in Northern Ireland, has been granted a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Elaine will be looking at how to make bereavement support more accessible for displaced children and families. She will be travelling to the States for three weeks in May to begin her research, and then to New Zealand for a month in October-November.

ONS Loneliness Report - single or widowed at particular risk

According to today’s (10.4.18) ONS report,  “Loneliness – what characteristics and circumstances are associated with feeling lonely”, those single or widowed were reported at particular risk of experiencing loneliness more often. 

In the report, three profiles were identified as people of particular risk of loneliness:

Cruse volunteer Laraine Davies wins High Sheriff award for Clywd

Cruse North wales volunteer Laraine Davies has been awarded the High Sheriff Award for Clwyd, Wales for her work as a volunteer supporting bereaved families with Cruse North Wales.

The High Sheriff Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise individuals or voluntary/community organisations or groups (with charitable aims) that have made an outstanding contribution to their respective communities.

Debbie Kerslake retires

After 19 years with Cruse Bereavement Care of which eight were as CEO, Debbie is retiring at the end of this month. She arose to this position from the ranks, and as well as guiding Cruse, has been involved in many high profile activities including supporting the bereaved here and abroad for 9:11 (Twin Towers) The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and 7/7 The London bombings, along the way.