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.
11th April 2018 - World-renowned composer Olga Thomas today announced 50% of proceeds from the sale of the Royal Hollywood Love Song, her gift to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be donated to Cruse Bereavement Care.
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 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.
Prime Minister Theresa May announces child burial fees to be waived from 1st April 2018, bringing England into line with Wales, where fees were waived last November.
Wales director Janette appeared on ITV Wales last night speaking on cuts to bereavement benefit. Janette's interview starts at 4 minutes in.
Cruse is a member of the Life Matters, the task force for bereaved children and their families, and whose chair, Ben Brooks-Dutton, particpiated in the Victoria Derbyshire programme mentioned.
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.