Today (Thursday 13 September 2018), the new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act has been given the royal stamp of approval which will mean bereaved parents are entitled to two weeks of paid leave after a child dies.
On Sunday 15th July 2018 our largest running team to-date took on the British 10K - running through the streets of London on a blistering hot day!
Luci, our Area Support Coordinator and Fundraiser in West Sussex was one of the forty runners who took part. The four runners from West Sussex finished successfully and have raised nearly £1000 for their Area.
Yesterday evening saw Lois Tonkin, an expert on bereavement deliver an engaging presentation on Disenfranchised Grief to a packed room of 60+ volunteers and Cruse staff. The large audience and number of questions showed the interest this subject raises.
The loneliness that can be experienced when in such circumstances was really brought home, and what was surprising to some was the extent of how many different types of disenfranchisement there actually are.
3rd June 2018 marked the one year anniversary of the London Bridge attack. Cruse was heavily involved supporting survivors and family and friends.
Volunteers' Week is the first week in June every year and we would like to thank all our 5000 volunteers for their time, dedication and support.
Cruse COO Andy and Operations Manager Nicola Dias (pictured right in front of the memorial) attended the dedication of the National Memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism held on 17 May at The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. Two Cruse staff and twelve volunteers attended the dedication, and were available to provide support to the 260 bereaved people attending the moving ceremony.
New bereavement service launched in Wales addresses the complex needs of people affected by dementia
Northern Ireland director, Paul Finnegan, gave an interview on Talk Radio last Sunday on the Dan's Dilemma show. Paul spoke about grief when the show covered Made in Chelsea star James Dunmore's story. James has lost two sisters within a year.
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.