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.
Next Tuesday (October 29th) MPs have a chance to reconsider plans to reform Widowed Parent’s Allowance: a lifeline to those bringing up children alone after the death of their partner.
Cruse Bereavement Care launched the evaluation of its services to children and young people in Northern Ireland, entitled ‘The Rainbow Makers’, from Stormont on 19 September. DUP MLA, Mrs. Brenda Hale, hosted the event, which celebrated Cruse’s recent success in supporting children and young people through bereavement.
A consortium of Northern Ireland organisations has been awarded a major Lottery contract to promote positive mental health in Northern Ireland.
Cruse Bereavement Care has been granted funding of over half a million pounds by the Ministry of Defence to further develop and raise awareness of bereavement services available for the Military Family. Over a two year period the project, ‘Bereavement in the Military Family’, will support over 30,000 bereaved serving personnel, their families and the ex-services community.
Through the project Cruse will:
A gardening initiative which brings together young people and older people in Northern Ireland who have been bereaved was launched this week by the Mayor Councillor Margaret Tolerton at the Little Green Allotments in Lisburn.
Cruse and the Child Bereavement Networks' opposition to Government plans to change the widowed parent's allowance from 2016 has been featured in the Observer and the Daily Mail.
On Sunday 14 July the Observer featured the story of widow Georgia Elms and her two daughters, and included quotes from Debbie Kerslake, Cruse Cheif Executive. Debbie said: