On the 6th March, Grief Encounter hosted its second annual Forget-Me-Not Walk across the country, inviting people to walk in memory of someone close and raise vital funds to support bereaved children and young people. With over 150 registered groups participating, over 370 ramblers put on their purple beanies and remembered someone close, whilst fundraising for Grief Encounter.
The event raised an incredible £33,364 with donations still coming in! Just £26 could pay for a helpline session for a bereaved individual, struggling with grief. The funds raised from this amazing event could support over 1200 helpline callers, looking for immediate grief advice and guidance.
“This year’s Forget-Me-Not walk was absolutely brilliant. Seeing so many families, individuals and even dogs taking part has blown us away.” says Richard Fogelman, Grief Encounter Chief Executive. “Huge thanks to every single person who put on their purple beanie, and went out to walk in memory of someone close. Every penny raised allows us to help even more children and young people who need us, now. The steps you’ve taken have made a massive difference to those children’s journeys.”
Watch the highlights video.