24 August 2017

BARONESS NEWLOVE paid a visit to the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Runcorn this week to find out more about the work they do supporting families and educating professionals when a child grieves and when a child dies.

Baroness Newlove of Warrington is a community reform campaigner who was appointed as the Victims’ Commissioner by the government in 2013.

As part of her visit to Child Bereavement UK, the Baroness met with bereavement support practitioners and volunteers, and some of the young people who are part of the charity’s Young People’s Advisory Group. She also met with the Child Bereavement UK team who provide the Homicide Peer Support Service for England and Wales.

Pictured – Baroness Newlove with the Child Bereavement UK Team in Runcorn, Cheshire on Thursday 17th August 2017. l-r Barry Lyonette (Bereavement Support Lead Practitioner) Katie Molyneux (Young Peoples Advisory Group), The Baroness Newlove, Clare Bullen (Bereavement Support Practitioner), Shirley Potts (North Development Lead) and Ben Graham (Young People’s Advisory Group)

Baroness Newlove said:

I really enjoyed the visit and left with quite a lot of knowledge that I didn’t have before. The work that Child Bereavement UK does is so important and everyone was lovely. The young people I met have had great support from this organisation.

Seb Farrell, Fundraising and Communications Officer for Child Bereavement UK in the North, said:

The support of prominent people such as Baroness Newlove will help us to raise awareness of the work we do and encourage more funding to help increase the support we can offer to local families in the North West.

For more information about the work of Child Bereavement UK or for bereavement support in Runcorn call the team Mon-Fri 9-5 on 01928 577164 or visit www.childbereavementuk.org



Notes for Editors:

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train more than 8000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

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