Worcestershire Child Bereavement support charity nominated for funding by Redditch Crematorium - The Bromsgrove Standard
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15th Aug, 2022

Worcestershire Child Bereavement support charity nominated for funding by Redditch Crematorium

Ryan Smith 18th Jul, 2022

A CHARITY that provides support to bereaved children in North Worcestershire received £12,000 after being nominated for funding by Redditch Crematorium.

Touchstones Child Bereavement Support was nominated as part of the ICCM’s (Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management) metal recycling scheme.

Families permit the crematorium to recycle residual metals including the material used in replacement hips through the ICCM scheme with all money raised from the process donated to charity.

The money will be used for Touchstones to support bereaved children in areas such as Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wythall, Rubery and Hagley.

The charity delivers a free support programme for people between five and 21 and their families.

They also advise families and schools on how to support children through bereavement, including pre-schoolers.

They also offer advice to schools if there is a sudden death within the community and offer training packages that are tailored to each of their needs.

Touchstone’s bereavement support director Vicki Quarton said: “Working with bereaved children and young people is a huge privilege, and we are so grateful for this amazing grant award and will use every penny to continue supporting grieving children and young people across the whole of Redditch and Bromsgrove.”

Council leader Coun Matt Dormer added: “Grief is difficult for an adult to process, but for a child, it can have such a significant impact on their mental wellbeing.

“It is comforting to know that Touchstones will be able to continue supporting children and young people as a result of this funding.”

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