Children’s Charity Secures Vital Funding For Bereavement Support Services

Charlie House announced today (Thursday 11th March 2021) that it has secured vital funds from The Cruach Trust towards its bereavement support service.

Local children’s charity Charlie House announced today (Thursday 11th March 2021) that it has secured vital funds towards its bereavement support service.

The charity received a donation of £650 from The Cruach Trust which has enabled the services team to purchase resources to support bereaved families in the North-east of Scotland. 

Leigh Ryrie, Children and Family Support Manager at Charlie House, says, “This kind support from The Cruach Trust has allowed us to purchase resources including books about bereavement, loss, preparing children for attending funerals and more. It has also allowed us to purchase materials for families to create memory jars and for new personalised photo books to help families remember precious happy times together."

Leigh continues, “We have delivered more than 50 pre and post bereavement interactions in the last four months. The resources we have been able to purchase thanks to The Cruach Trust’s generosity is supporting the work we do in providing this vital element of our offering to families in need. We are very grateful to the trust for these crucial funds.”

Charlie House provides pre and post-bereavement support to the families they work alongside, for as long as they need it. This support aims to help every member of the family cope with the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany having a child with complex needs and a life-limiting condition, and to support them through their bereavement when their child dies. 

Charlie House also deliver a fully accessible activities programmes to help families feel better supported and connected. Between April 2020 and January 2021, the services team delivered:

  To find out more about Charlie House and its range of support services, please visit or call 01224 313333

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