29 January 2018
Cruse Bereavement Care, the leading charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, announced today the appointment of Steven Wibberley as Chief Executive Officer. Steven will take up post on 26th March 2018 and replaces Debbie Kerslake who announced her retirement last year.
24 January 2018
Cruse is involved in a number of innovative projects, and Midlands-based Eve Wilson is a Cruse Bereavement Supporter Project Manager working with retirement housing provider the ExtraCare Charitable Trust.
12 January 2018
Charles Hanson of Flog It, Antiques Roadtrip and Bargain Hunt will appear at an event in West Bridgford, Nottingham, for Cruse Bereavement Care – you can take along your antiques and heirlooms for valuation. Valuations will cost £3/article (maximum of three) and all the proceeds will go to Cruse.
11 January 2018
Cruse Trustee, Poppy Mardall, speaks out on how large funeral companies have industrialised the process of caring for people's bodies. Read the full article here.
05 January 2018
The first live performance of Royal Platinum Love Song with the piano played by Olga herself.
14 December 2017
Today's Grenfell Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral, marked the six month anniversary of this tragic event. A number of Cruse personnel attended the service amid high security due to the presence of the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Canbridge, Prince Harry and the Prime Minister. COO Andy Langford, also attended the event, but was on media duty. There he undertook an outside broadcast interview with BBC Radio 5 Live during which he described some of Cruse's extensive involvement in supporting those bereaved.
28 November 2017
In a landmark decision, NHS worker Jakki Smith, from Lancashire, today won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people whose long-term partner dies. Currently a fixed sum of £12,980 is paid out if a person dies as a result of negligence, but only to spouse or civil partners. Her partner, John Bulloch, fell ill and died following an operation in August 2011 after an infection was missed by medics.
16 November 2017
No records of families affected by bereavement in UK FOI request reveals that bereaved children are effectively invisible to the Government Life Matters task force introduces a series of recommendations to support those affected by bereavement
10 November 2017
10th November 2017. World-renowned composer Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya today released her new composition ‘Royal Platinum Love Song’ to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s Platinum wedding anniversary which takes place on 20th November.
11 October 2017
Cruse Chief Executive Debbie Kerslake has announced that she is to retire after 10 years as CEO. Debbie said: "I have now worked for Cruse for 18 years, the last 10 years as CEO. Over that time we’ve achieved so much together, reaching out to even more bereaved people and now providing support to nearly half a million people each year. It was clear from my recent attendance at the international conference on contemporary grief and bereavement in Lisbon just how respected the name of Cruse is around the world.