Cruse North wales volunteer Laraine Davies has been awarded the High Sheriff Award for Clwyd, Wales for her work as a volunteer supporting bereaved families with Cruse North Wales.
The High Sheriff Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise individuals or voluntary/community organisations or groups (with charitable aims) that have made an outstanding contribution to their respective communities.
Prime Minister Theresa May announces child burial fees to be waived from 1st April 2018, bringing England into line with Wales, where fees were waived last November.
Wales director Janette appeared on ITV Wales last night speaking on cuts to bereavement benefit. Janette's interview starts at 4 minutes in.
Cruse is a member of the Life Matters, the task force for bereaved children and their families, and whose chair, Ben Brooks-Dutton, particpiated in the Victoria Derbyshire programme mentioned.
After 19 years with Cruse Bereavement Care of which eight were as CEO, Debbie is retiring at the end of this month. She arose to this position from the ranks, and as well as guiding Cruse, has been involved in many high profile activities including supporting the bereaved here and abroad for 9:11 (Twin Towers) The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and 7/7 The London bombings, along the way.
Today Cruse COO Andy, was the guest expert on Channel 5, Matthew Wright's The Wright Stuff.
Mothering Sunday is on 11th March. If you know someone who missing their mother, or is a mother grieving for their child, please share these tips. It may provide some much needed support. In addition to the normal hours, the free Cruse National Helpline will be open from 10-19:00 on Mother's Day.