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This Christmas, your gift could give people locked in grief, hope for the future

Around 500,000 people die in England each year. Most of us will sadly experience the death of a loved one and the impact of that can have a devastating effect on us at home and at work. Grief can leave us feeling exhausted, isolated, and afraid for the future.

Could you help us raise £29,000 this Christmas to make sure more people across our community can access caring and compassionate support, at what may be the most difficult time of their lives?

We are only a small team at St Oswald’s, but the need for bereavement support across the North East is great, and after a very challenging year we expect demand on our services to increase further. We would dearly love to be there for everyone, but it’s simply not possible with the resources we have. This is why we are asking for your help.

Our specialist team can give employers the confidence and knowledge they need to support their colleagues through a bereavement. With your help, we could extend our 6 month pilot project* for a further 12 months to reach more people in desperate need of someone to turn to.

Please help us to empower our community to support and care for each other through tough times

Over the years we have supported bereaved people who worry about having time off work. They know bereavement is not an illness but they find they cannot function in a work environment. When their employers understand how grief affects someone and give compassionate and timely support people find it easier to return to work knowing someone will listen and try to understand.

By donating to our appeal, you’ll allow us to reach out to those struggling and give them hope that things can get better.

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Target: £29,000

Thank you so much for your ongoing support

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*Thanks to the government, we received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund.