Duncan & Toplis are delighted to be supporting the Children’s Bereavement Centre with grant funding through their charitable arm, the Duncan & Toplis Foundation.
The Children’s Bereavement Centre (CBC) is a local registered charity that supports three to 18-year-olds and their families from Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire who are experiencing life-changing trauma due to the death or terminal illness of someone important to them, often a parent or other loved one.
The charity offers one-to-one bereavement support sessions, play therapy and/or counselling for children and young people, and runs social events, workshops, a monthly peer support group, and an annual bereavement camp. They also act as a placement provider for qualified counsellors and final-year students, offering training programmes for schools, professional organisations, and volunteers.
Speaking of the donation, Kate Baxter, Chief Executive at the Children’s Bereavement Centre said:
“Our aim is to provide a network of effective support around every bereaved child and young person, to ensure the best outcomes for all. In the past year alone, we helped over 1,000 children and their families with a variety of support, including helping the children to create memory books. This grant will cover the cost of creating 200 such books and craft materials used by the children to decorate their memory books for example stickers, pencils, and glitter.
“The books are treasured by the children long after their sessions have been completed at the Children’s Bereavement Centre. They can revisit them whenever they want some time of quiet reflection. Each memory book is uniquely decorated by the child with craft materials and photographs etc. Charity beneficiaries often feedback that they love making their memory books that they can treasure forever and they really help to cope with their loss and process very difficult feelings.
Clearly, it’s an important element of our support, and we’d like to extend our thanks to the Duncan & Toplis Foundation”
Theo Banos, director at Duncan & Toplis Grantham office and trustee of the Duncan & Toplis Foundation said:
“The important work that the Children’s Bereavement Centre does needs no introduction or explanation. We at the Duncan & Toplis Foundation are humbled that we are able to help CBC continue to support children through the difficult bereavement process.”
For further information about the Children’s Bereavement Centre, please visit their website.