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Butterflies Bereavement Support


We are raising funds to secure our future and to be able to reach out and support more bereaved people of all ages. We run support groups, friendship groups and advice services. We receive no statutory funding for our work
Charity Registration No: 1181599

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Butterflies Bereavement Support was created 2 years to meet the growing need of supporting the emotional and physical needs of those aged 16 plus who have experienced the loss of a loved one or a friend through death. We have developed in this time from a community organisation run by a handful of volunteers to a registered charity working in the community for the community and make great steps forward in transforming the lives of people who struggle with the effects of losing someone special.

The demands on our services are immense, and for the past two years we have rented venues out for different groups and counselling sessions. Now is the time we feel to create a dedicated and accessible bereavement support centre that meets the growing needs of our work in one place and also enables us to have a central office where our helplines can be based rather than in the spare room of our founders home!

We have seen a venue that would be our administrative base for Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight and this would, through the support of volunteers be maned daily through the week and some hours at the weekend.

In addition to the administrative side of our work, the biggest part of everything that we do is the support that we give bereaved people and families, the centre will support in many more ways with:

Dedicated counselling suite for individuals and families

A coffee and chat area

Space for smaller group sessions

An extended advice and information service

A place of comfort at the time of need

Rooms available for other related therapies

We also hope to be able to have a coordinator part time to keep everything in order, but the volunteers will be the ones running the centre.

This is a unique and much needed project for the three counties and the centre will be serving the smaller community hubs already in place.

All money raised will be used for the new centre






Kelly Callaway


raised by 56 supporters




6 months ago


Francis Webb

7 months ago

Good luck with raising the funds for this project.


About the charity

Butterflies Bereavement Support
Butterflies Bereavement Support

Butterflies Bereavement Support is a community-based bereavement charity. We are a community not by choice but by circumstances. We reach out to each other, In love and understanding. With tolerance and patience. We are a community; we do not grieve alone. ​Butterflies is inclusive, everyone is welcome. We are not a religious organisation or connected to any other charity. We are here for bereaved families and individuals who need care and support following the passing of someone special in their lives. ​Butterflies is here to transform lives through the provision of accessible bereavement care and support from the age of 16 and over. This includes arrange of services that meet the different needs of the bereaved community now and in the future. Grief is as unique as you are, and as individual as a fingerprint. Each person will be affected in his or her own way because everyone is different – even in the same family. Each had their own relationship with the person who has died, their own experience of other losses and differing levels of support available – we are here to support them. ​Bereaved people, even those who have witnessed the peaceful death of a loved one, often need to tell their story repeatedly, and at that important part of transferring the experience they endured into a memory, instead of reliving it like a parallel reality every time they think about it – we are here to encourage open discussion with all people ​Butterflies is transforming lives

Charity Registration No: 1181599


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