CHARITY RECEIVES £10,000 GRANT TO HELP BEREAVED WILTSHIRE CHILDREN
A Swindon based child bereavement charity is celebrating a £10,000 grant from the Wiltshire Community Foundation. The money will help fund new bereavement support groups in Wiltshire over the next 2 years.
Wiltshire Treehouse, which marks its 5th anniversary this year, helps children and young people who have experienced the death of a loved one. To date its support groups have only been run in Swindon.
Darren chose to travel an 80mile round trip with his child in order to attend a Treehouse group. “Before Treehouse we’d never met any other children who were dealing with bereavement. For us the power of being in a room of likeminded people was simply invaluable. Our little boy still speaks about Treehouse now; the stories that he read with the group and the arts and crafts that he still has stuck up on his wall which are a reminder of the skills he learnt to process his grief.” says Darren.
“This funding will really help us to achieve our aspirations of providing help to children in Wiltshire.” says Katherine Brownlee, Bereavement Service Lead. “Our programmes have helped so many Swindon families and we are now ready to set up projects further afield.”
In order to succeed the charity are now looking for companies who may like to provide corporate assistance either through employee volunteering, charity partnerships or skills sharing.
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