Cruse Bereavement Care in Norwich are delighted to have been chosen to be Civic Charity of the year by Norwich’s new Lord Mayor Judith Lubbock and Sheriff William Armstrong (pictured right).
Norwich Cruse offers confidential support to people who have suffered the loss of someone close, and has had many changes within the past year. They recently relocated to new premises, which marked a big step forward.
Heather Griffin, Area Co-ordinator for Cruse said: "We had to find a new venue to operate from at quite short notice. Our incredible team of volunteers worked very hard to ensure that our service was not disrupted in any way despite the move, as many local people are depending on our support at a very difficult time in their lives. Volunteers worked many extra hours to prepare the new counselling rooms, and even took on extra clients.
"We are now supporting even more bereaved people from Norwich than we have in previous years, and are busy recruiting a number of wonderful new volunteers. To have been chosen as the new Civic Charity is a huge boost for our fantastic team.”
William Armstrong, new Sheriff of Norwich, has spoken of the value of the work that Cruse does within the local community: “As former Coroner, I know first-hand of their excellent work in supporting those facing the trauma of bereavement. It can be so important to provide the right help at the right time to enable the bereaved to move on and rebuild their lives. They have a team of dedicated and expertly trained volunteers who can make such a difference.”