We are so thrilled to announce that our third annual Forget-Me-Not Walk raised over £30,000, an incredible amount which will help us directly support even more children and young people in need of professional bereavement support. The event, which took place on Sunday 26th March, saw over 500 participants come together, across the world, to remember, and raise funds.
The Forget-Me-Not walk is an annual event that encourages families, friends, organisations and schools to walk together in memory of someone close who has died. This year, participants of all ages put on their Grief Encounter purple beanies and planted their Forget-Me-Not seeds, whilst fundraising with their family teams, colleagues and communities. The incredible amount raised will go directly to the children and families we support, and help us with the soaring demand in referrals to the charity.
“The Forget-Me-Not Walk is an incredibly important event for us at Grief Encounter, and we were thrilled to see so many people come together to support our cause,” said Lou Scott, Head of Fundraising at Grief Encounter. “Bereavement can be an incredibly isolating and challenging experience, and events like this help to raise not just funds, but awareness for our services, so we can continue to support those who need it most.
We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in the Forget-Me-Not walk and helped us to raise such a significant amount of money,” said Lou. “It’s always heart-warming to see so many people come together to support a great cause, especially in such challenging times, and we are extremely grateful for the support of our community. We would like to thank everyone who took part in the walk, and to all those who have donated to the charity.”