A new ‘Accessible Bereavement Resource Pack’ has been produced as part of Beyond Words, a partnership project between Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland and the Stroke Association charity, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Reaching Out: Connecting Older People’ programme.
On 8 November 1984, at London’s Albert Hall, Bel Mooney was presented with an award by the Queen, Patron of Cruse Bereavement Care, then celebrating its Silver Jubilee.
The certificate (pictured): ‘acknowledges with appreciation the special contribution made by Bel Mooney to the public understanding of bereavement and widowhood through articles published in the national press.’
The Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 has opened for public voting, and five Cruse branches are up for awards. Customers and members of the public can vote for their favourite community group online, by SMS or Twitter, or in Lloyds branches, from 2 September to 10 October 2014.
The local good cause with the most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the next good cause getting £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.
Vote for one of the following branches of Cruse and help us expand our support to bereaved people in the community.
A new five-year project, beginning in October 2014, will bring together bereaved families from across Northern Ireland into a caring environment where they can support each other.
Cruse Bereavement Care is delighted to be working in partnership with Samaritans to ensure that the best possible help is available to people who have lost a loved one to suicide. Clients who have been bereaved by suicide will be able to access small group support sessions, to meet and have facilitated discussions about their experiences, how they feel and how they are coping.
Judy Arnold from Cruse Isle of Man has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Hounours for services to Cruse Bereavement Care. Mrs Arnold has been a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man for more than 25 years and was a founder member in the Area.