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£1,100
raised of £5,000 target by 41 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund child bereavement toys for UK Child Bereavement Charities and UK schools.

Somerset
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No one likes to think about death, let alone talk about it and who feels comfortable talking to children about death.....

Death is the one guaranteed event in all of our lives and sadly many children experience bereavement and grief at a young age.

How do we help children to understand what has happened and support them with the complex emotions of grief? A child's natural way of learning is through play and exploration.

I am fundraising to provide 10 UK bereavement charities and 10 UK schools with a set of Good Grief Toys. This toy set provides children with engaging toys to explore difficult scenarios through play and gives adults the tools to help start tough conversations and explain difficult situations.

You can find out more about Good Grief Toys here

Schools that will receive a set of Good Grief Toys: Mountjoy School -Beaminster, St Nicholas School - Chippenham, Baytree School - Weston-Super-Mare, New Fosseway School - Bristol 1 more to be announced soon.

Charities that will receive a set of Good Grief Toys: Winston's Wish, Children's Hospice South West, Child Bereavement UK, Bodie Hodges Foundation and Pamis (Promoting a more inclusive society).

AND YOU GET TO CHOOSE 5 MORE SCHOOLS & 5 MORE CHARITIES TO RECEIVE A SET OF GOOD GRIEF TOYS. JUST TYPE THE NAME OF THE SCHOOL OR CHARITY THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE IN THE MESSAGE BOX AFTER YOU DONATE *

In the UK a parent of children under 18 dies every 22 minutes; around 23,600 a year. This equates to around 111 children being bereaved of a parent every day.

1 in 29 5-16 year olds has been bereaved of a parent or sibling - that's a child in every average class.

Covid-19 means that these statistics will sadly increase.

Every donation is very gratefully received and will have a huge impact on bereaved and grieving children.

* If we raise enough funds 5 sets of Good Grief Toys will be donated to UK charities of your choosing and 5 sets of Good Grief Toys will be donated to UK schools of your choosing. When you donate please leave a message with the school or charity that you would like to nominate. At the end of the fundraising the names of all of the nominated charities will go in one hat and the names of all of the nominated schools in another hat. 5 names will be randomly selected from each. The more nominations for a school or charity the higher the chance of success!

Please email me with any questions - backpocketteacher@gmail.com

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  • Sarah Helton22 days ago
    Sarah Helton

    Sarah Helton

    22 days ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH We've successfully fundraised for 7 sets of Good Grief Toys to be donated to the following charities - Winston's Wish, PAMIS & Bodie Hodges Foundation & the following schools - Mountjoy, St Nicholas School & Poplar College, New Fosseway & Baytree. I have 2 more named charities that are eager to receive a set of Good Grief Toys - Children's Hospice South West & Child Bereavement UK. Can you help share this campaign so that we raise enough funds to be able to do this? Thank you for your generosity & support. Sarah xx

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  • Sarah Helton3 months ago
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    Sarah Helton

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We've raised over £1,000 - THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has donated. I have named 5 child bereavement charities and 4 special schools who I am raising money to be able to give them a set of Good Grief Toys. With just another £345 I can fulfil this ambition. I'd be very grateful if you could share this campaign with others (or if you're able to help further that would be amazing). Best wishes, Sarah

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  • Sarah Helton3 months ago
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    Sarah Helton

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We've raised over £1,000 - THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has donated. I have named 5 child bereavement charities and 4 special schools who I am raising money to be able to give them a set of Good Grief Toys. With just another £345 I can fulfil this ambition. I'd be very grateful if you could share this campaign with others (or if you're able to help further that would be amazing). Best wishes, Sarah

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Page last updated on: 3/20/2021 16.55

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 26, 2021

    Keep up the good work Sarah.

    £20.00

  • Jo Williamson

    Jo Williamson

    Jan 31, 2021

    Good luck with this project Sarah! Love to all the children and youth who are suffering such losses!

  • Ed Bowen-Roberts

    Ed Bowen-Roberts

    Jan 29, 2021

    Thank you, Sarah

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 26, 2021

    Lovely idea they are amazing

    £40.00

  • Louise Heatley

    Louise Heatley

    Jan 25, 2021

    £5.00

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Sarah Helton

Sarah Helton

Somerset

A Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) teacher for 25 years. I now work as a child bereavement author, trainer & consultant, specialising in the needs of bereaved children with SEND, also a training facilitator for UK child bereavement charities Winston's Wish & CBUK.

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