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.
Today marks the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
An anticipated 650 veterans of the landings will take part in events on both sides of the Channel, and they will also be remembering the estimated 2,500 service personnel – their friends and colleagues – who lost their lives on the day of the invasion.
When someone dies memories and words are precious and Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland is launching an opportunity for people to record in 30 words how Cruse has supported them or to remember someone who died.
Today (13 May 2013) Cruse Bereavement Care and the Bereavement Services Association(BSA) are sharing new tools developed as part of the Gold Standard Bereavement Care Project.
There is often a ‘gap’ between the bereavement care provided to families, friends and carers when a patient dies in hospital, and those services provided in the community. The Gold Standard Bereavement