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I am raising money and awareness for The Compassionate Friends because no bereaved parent should suffer alone

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  • Event: Absailing down Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower, 02 Apr 2017

The Compassionate Friends

We support families after a child dies to offer support, friendship and hope.

Charity Registration No. 1082335

Story

No one expects their child to die before they do, yet this happens to thousands of people every year, three and a half years ago, this happened to me.


I am abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth in memory of my son Edward, he was just 23 when fatally injured in a road traffic collision.

The Compassionate Friends are a charity that provides continuing support, understanding and hope for bereaved parents, and also to siblings and grandparents, who have lost a child at any age of any cause. They have been a vital lifeline to me during this heart-breaking journey. Meeting people going through similar experiences, forming friendships, sharing stories and fond memories of our beloved children.

 I now run a support group in the South as there was not one close to me at the time. Every parent, grandparent and sibling should have support available to them, in raising money I hope to also raise awareness of the charity to enable families to get support when they are truly in need.

The money I raise will go straight to The Compassionate Friends, aiding them to keep running a wide range of services and offering professional support to much needed families.

Any dotation's will be greatly appreciated,
Joy x

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