Cruse attends Patron’s Lunch as a Patron’s Hero | Cruse Bereavement Care

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This Sunday, June 12th The Mall in London will be transformed into the largest ever street party with 10,000 people celebrating The Queens patronage of 600 organisations on the occasion of Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday.

Cruse is delighted to be attending this unique event with volunteers and staff members from around the country taking part in the Patron’s Lunch. Cruse volunteers will also be part of the Parade taking place on The Mall. The whole event will be televised live on the BBC and broadcast around the globe.

We are also delighted to have been chosen as a "Patron’s Hero" and had a film produced showcasing the work that our volunteers and staff carry out on a daily basis to help bereaved people. Watch out for the film being shown on the day on the big screens.

As part of this special celebration a single was recently released from a soon to be released album by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Portsmouth. The album Jubilation features the music of world renowned composer Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya. Olga has been a long-time supporter of Cruse and has spent many years donating her time, energy and creative musical craftsmanship on behalf of the charity.

The single, also called Jubilation, features the tenor Wynne Evans. All proceeds from sales of the single and the album will be shared equally between Cruse and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Pre-order the single now.

Debbie Kerslake Chief Executive, Cruse Bereavement Care said “It is such a privilege that Her Majesty The Queen has been our Patron for the past 32 years. It means a great deal to our staff and  5,000 volunteers to have the vital work that we do – providing somewhere to turn when someone dies and enhancing society’s awareness of bereavement, recognised in this way. Through her patronage her Majesty demonstrates that she understands the emotional devastation that a bereavement can bring and the need for support to be there for all who need it – children, young people and adults at such a difficult time.

If anyone needs to speak with a bereavement volunteer on Sunday our Freephone National Helpline will be available from midday to 8pm - call 0808 808 1677.