Long Eaton-based group for parents, grandparents and adult sibling sufferers of bereavement

Published on: Friday, 29th November 2019

Parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have suffered a family bereavement can take advantage of support from a group which meets monthly in the Erewash borough.

Although the group 'The Compassionate Friends' meets in Long Eaton, it is open to anyone who can travel to the town to join in activities.   The group began activities in Spring of 2017.

Lorna Rann contacted Erewash Sound and said: "I am a bereaved parent and co-facilitate a monthly group meeting. It gives the opportunity to talk and share in a safe, confidential supportive place."

In the first instance, for those who would like to receive further information, there is website www.tcf.org.uk whilst e-mail can be sent to helpline @ tcf.org.uk, closing the gaps in the address before sending any message..  Alternatively, you can call 0345 123 2304, or search 'The Compassionate Friends Helpline' then 'In your area', where contact details can be found for the local group using an interactive map.

On Thursday 5th December at 7pm in Long Eaton, there will be Candle Lighting and opportunity to say the names of children no longer with us. There will be a few short poems then an opportunity to talk with others while light refreshments are served.

Laura said: "Too many parents who find us say they did not know of The Compassionate Friends so we really hope that others who have lost a child, of ANY age and cause be it recent or some years) will find us."

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