The Cruse Bereavement Care Annual Review 2015/16 tells the stories of some of those whose lives have changed for the better thanks to the work of Cruse. This past year we helped more than ever before - over half a million children, young people and adults were helped through our services, projects and websites.
Jubilation is a beautiful classical album by world-renowned composer Olga Thomas and arranged and recorded by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Portsmouth. This album was originally released in the Summer but now includes three Christmas Carols to be re released as ‘Jubilation Christmas Special’ on the 2nd December and would make the perfect Christmas gift.
On Wednesday 16th November Lord Patel of Bradford hosted a celebration of the achievements of the BEAD project, a partnership between Cruse Bereavement Care and Adfam at the House of Lords.
One in 29 school age children in the UK—almost one in every classroom—have been bereaved of a parent or sibling. New data published today by the Childhood Bereavement Network found that children whose mum or dad had died were less likely to talk to someone at home about their worries (60% compared to 72% of those not bereaved) or to share their concerns with a friend (28% compared to 40%).
Cruse Bereavement Care is saddened to hear of the death of Sir Sigmund Sternberg at the age of 95.
Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland has published a new ‘Help & Hope’ booklet to help inform and support men who have been bereaved, with funding from the Big Lottery Fund NI through the Together For You project.
Cruse Bereavement Care, as a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), is teaming up with Andy’s Man Clubs to encourage men to reach out for help and support when life feels overwhelming.
In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, (Sept 10), Cruse is one of 70 organisations in England who are joining together in a big national unified push to reduce deaths by suicide, by telling men that ‘it’s okay to talk’.
The initiative comes after an online campaign of the same name reached millions of people globally last month.
Funded by the Welsh Government Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant 2016-2019, Cruse Cymru and the Alzheimer’s Society in Wales are joining in a new partnership to address the bereavement needs of:
• People with dementia who have lost a loved one/carer
• People bereaved by someone with dementia.
On July 22nd, Prince George celebrates his third birthday. Olga Thomas has composed a gentle and peaceful lullaby especially for Prince George to celebrate his birthday. The composition features rising star of the classical world Emily Haig and it's one of the tracks on an album called 'Jubilation'. The album features compositions, which were written by Olga as special gifts for the Royal Family. All proceeds from the album will be split equally between Cruse Bereavement Care and Royal Navy and Royal Marine's Charity.
Once again our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the people of France following the attack in Nice – those who died, those who have lost loved ones, those who were injured and those who witnessed the attacks.
The attacks may also have triggered memories for those bereaved in other situations. Everyone’s experience is unique but no-one needs face the trauma alone. Cruse Bereavement Care provides somewhere to turn, through our national helpline and network of local services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, in the days, weeks and months ahead.