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The latest news and opinion on our work and activities, plus our spokespeople on what we’re doing to support children and young people suffering bereavement.

Dr Shelley Gilbert for Children’s Grief Awareness Week on GB News

22 Nov 2021
Watch Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, who appeared on GB News launching her updated version of ‘griefbook’ for Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2021

Tim Williams Completes Challenge

20 Nov 2021
The incredible Tim Williams, who has walked the UK coast for the last 6 months, has finished his epic challenge, just in time for Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2021

Tim on track to hit his Target

14 Oct 2021
On the 14th October, BBC Radio Norfolk’s Stephen Bumfrey caught up with Tim Williams, who is currently taking 6 months out to trek the whole UK coast, litter picking as he goes, in aid of Grief Encounter

London Marathon Team race to beat their Personal Bests

11 Oct 2021
On the 11th October, 7 runners travelled to the London Marathon, taking part in person on the gruelling 26.2 mile course

Joe Bellman launches podcast whilst raising funds for Grief Encounter

13 Sep 2021
Joe Bellman launched a podcast about grief after his mum Michelle lost an 11-year battle with cancer, and is now raising money for Grief Encounter selling merchandise to honour her energy and legacy

Head of Fundraising Louise Scott is Published in blackbaud e-book

02 Aug 2021
Grief Encounter is delighted to announce that their Head of Fundraising, Louise Scott, has been published in one of Blackbaud's popular E-Books entitled 'Digital Futures'

Grief Encounter South West support Jackie after the death of her Husband

29 Jun 2021
BBC Spotlight discuss how funeral restrictions have effected Jackie and her family, who have been supported by Grief Encounter South West

Grief Encounter lobbies government to lift measures restricting funerals

22 Apr 2021
Grief Encounter, together with other UK charities, recognise the pain families are going through as they continuing to be forced to endure prolonged funeral agony
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founder, Shelley Gilbert, talks to Daily Mail about impact of COVID funeral restrictions

21 Apr 2021
'Not being able to hold a funeral halts the grieving process for many, as funerals can give a sense of acceptance and finality' Says Shelley Gilbert MBE
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Grief Encounter’s Stacey Hart interviewed on BBC Radio London

10 Apr 2021
In this special programme dedicated to Prince Philip and his life, Grief Encounter’s Trauma Specialist, Stacey Hart, talks to Jason Rosam at BBC London
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Grief Encounter talks to BBC Radio West Midlands about the death of Prince Philip

09 Apr 2021
Grief Encounter’s Trauma Specialist and Training Manager, Stacey Hart, talks to Caroline Martin at BBC Radio West Midlands about how the Royal Family will cope with the death of Prince Philip
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Grief Encounter South West receive a timely cash boost of £10,000

26 Mar 2021
Grief Encounter South West has received a fantastic donation of £10,000 from the operators of Exeter & Devon Crematorium.


Featured widely in both local and national media, Grief Encounter are often asked for comment when a bereavement issue arises in the press. If you are a member of the press and would like comment from, or information about Grief Encounter, please do not hesitate to contact us.