We are thrilled to announce that thanks to all our wonderful donors and the generosity of BrisDoc, who kindly matched the campaign, our first ever Grief Encounter South West Christmas Appeal raised an astounding £12,219,25. We are also incredibly grateful to Out of Hand who very kindly produced the printed materials free of charge.
This money will go directly towards services that support bereaved children and their families, reducing the isolation, fear, anger and emotional withdrawal that a bereavement can cause.
Since the start of the pandemic, Grief Encounter South West has experienced a huge increase in enquiries and support calls, following a bereavement. This has led to an increase in demand for our essential one-to-one counselling service for bereaved children and young people.
We increased our services by 30% in 2020 and a further 25% in 2021 to meet this ever increasing demand. Your donations enable us to keep reaching this demand and makes a significant difference to the lives of bereaved children and their families in the South West, making sure no child has to face grief alone.
A huge thank you on behalf of everyone at team Grief Encounter and all of the children and families we support.
If you are interested in supporting us through any of our other events and activities please get in touch or head to our events page where you can find information on upcoming events such as our Forget-Me-Not walk where you can join hundreds of people up and down the country and walk in memory of a loved one or our Gala Dinner where you can join us for an evening of fun and entertainment to celebrate the work that we do whilst raising much needed funds.