Children and young people are often less afraid of talking about death than adults are. A group of courageous young people from Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland have proved this point by creating an ingenious montage of short films about life, grief and hope.
6 March was World Book day, and we asked followers of Cruse Bereavement Care on Facebook and Twitter to tell us about the books that had helped them with bereavement. We got a great list of recommendations for both adults and children, with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, and a few surprises.
The International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (10th ICGB) will be held in Hong Kong on 11-14 June 2014. The Early Bird Deadline for bookings has been extended to 28 February 2014.
The 10th ICGB is a tri-annual event that brings together researchers and clinicians from around the world to share their work and insights on issues of loss, trauma and bereavement. Cruse is a supporting organisation to the conference, and our work will be featured in two of the workshop sessions.
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We have kindly been donated a beautiful Cartier necklace (pictured) to be auctioned off to raise funds for our work. The piece is a pink gold pendant presented on a pink gold necklace with a 1 round cut diamond. Included are an official valuation certificate and a presentation pouch.
Cruse Bereavement Care has announced that Fiona Edwards will become its new chair.
Cruse Chief Executive Debbie Kerslake and Director of Services Jim Glennon visited 10 Downing Street for an Armed Forces charities reception hosted by the Prime Minister. At the event on 29 October the Prime Minister announced funding awards for 23 charities – totaling £9.2 million – and welcomed representatives from the first 50 companies to sign up to the government’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.