"Bereavement care is a really important part of my role, supporting a family through particularly dark times and helping them find ways to cope with their grief and find hope for the future, is so very vital to our care here and I remain privileged to help local people on this journey."
- Rebecca Brambles, Family Support Team Leader 

This Spring, we are asking for your support to ensure that we can continue to provide invaluable bereavement services for the local community. Our Children’s Bereavement Groups and Welcome Wednesdays Bereavement Café are open to not only those who have accessed Dove House’s care before losing their loved one, but anyone who has had a bereavement. These groups make a hugely positive difference to those who attend and provide a vital lifeline to many within the local area who are facing an incredibly difficult time. 

The cost of living increases are making it harder for us to raise the funds and we need to keep these types of services available to everyone who needs them. We can only continue this sort of care with your help. Could you donate today and help people needing bereavement support?

A donation of £32 today would cover the cost of a one to one bereavement session and a book for grieving child, £65 would provide a memory box for three families needing support, or £125 would help to support 20-30 people attending our Welcome Wednesdays Bereavement Café.

Dan kindly agreed to share his family's story to show the value of your donation to families like theirs.

Dan's Story

My wife Lucy was diagnosed with Sarcoma cancer at just 39 years old. She had just given birth to our son Reuben, and we also had a little girl called Erin who was only four at the time. Lucy’s illness progressed quite quickly and even after surgery it came back but with complications. We were told the words no one wants to hear, “Nothing more could be done.” We were devastated. The doctors couldn’t even tell long we had left together as a family. So many thoughts rushed through our heads. How could this be happening? The kids were losing their mum, I was losing my wife, how would we cope?

The thought of being told you are not going to see your children grow up is one of the hardest things any parent could ever hear. Lucy was having radiotherapy at this point but she became very ill incredibly quickly. The cancer had spread to her lungs and she was having trouble breathing and needed support.

Continue Dan's story