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Sarah Helton

Sarah Helton is crowdfunding

19%
£985
raised of £5,000 target by 35 supporters

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

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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 Helton1 month ago
    Sarah Helton

    Sarah Helton

    1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated to this fundraising. So far we have raised enough money to provide 3 sets of Good Grief Toys to UK bereavement charities/schools. I'd love to be able to donate at least 10 sets as I know they will have such a positive impact for grieving children. I'm sure that we can achieve this goal. If you can share this page with friends, family & colleagues & via social media it will really help. rb.gy/2iraem I'm so grateful for your support & generous donations & I hope you enjoy a wonderful festive time. Sarah x

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  • Sarah Helton1 month ago
    Sarah Helton

    Sarah Helton

    1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated to this fundraising. So far we have raised enough money to provide 3 sets of Good Grief Toys to UK bereavement charities/schools. I'd love to be able to donate at least 10 sets as I know they will have such a positive impact for grieving children. I'm sure that we can achieve this goal. If you can share this page with friends, family & colleagues & via social media it will really help. rb.gy/2iraem I'm so grateful for your support & generous donations & I hope you enjoy a wonderful festive time. Sarah x

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  • Sarah Helton1 month ago
    Sarah Helton

    Sarah Helton

    1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated to this fundraising. So far we have raised enough money to provide 3 sets of Good Grief Toys to UK bereavement charities/schools. I'd love to be able to donate at least 10 sets as I know they will have such a positive impact for grieving children. I'm sure that we can achieve this goal. If you can share this page with friends, family & colleagues & via social media it will really help. rb.gy/2iraem I'm so grateful for your support & generous donations & I hope you enjoy a wonderful festive time. Sarah x

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Page last updated on: 1/12/2021 11.25

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35

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 12, 2021

  • val keech

    val keech

    Jan 7, 2021

    Such a great idea sarah I hope you reach yr target.x

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 2, 2021

    Good Luck Sarah with your project

    £30.00

  • Dave Hill

    Dave Hill

    Dec 31, 2020

    Thank you for your wonderful work.

    £100.00

  • Karen

    Karen

    Dec 29, 2020

    Such a brilliant idea.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 27, 2020

  • Karen & Clive Chant

    Karen & Clive Chant

    Dec 23, 2020

    Well done Sarah, very worthwhile cause

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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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