The Children’s Bereavement Centre (CBC) is delighted to have been chosen as this year's, Advertiser Ladies Day Charity of the Year, held on Sunday August 14th, 2022.
Support for the local charity is greatly appreciated at any time, but never more so than 2022, after a challenging two years of fundraising. 2022 is a special year for the Children’s Bereavement Centre; sadly, every 22 minutes in the UK a child is bereaved of a parent. Having the opportunity to partner with Southwell Racecourse to raise awareness this statistic and of our CBC Challenge 22 campaign is a fantastic opportunity.
Mark Clayton from the Southwell Racecourse says,
“We’re delighted to have chosen the Children’s Bereavement Centre for our Charity of the Year, the charity worked so hard through to pandemic to continue providing vital services to local families. We’d like to help support them now by giving them an outlet to fundraise at one of the biggest events of the year.”
The Children’s Bereavement Centre is a charity that supports children and young people, aged between 3-18, and their families that are suffering life changing trauma due to the death or terminal illness of someone important in their lives. With services available free of charge to communities from across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire the charity has helped thousands of families and is the only dedicated children’s bereavement charity in the local area, passionate about supporting children though one of the most difficult periods in their lives.
The impact of Covid-19 is being felt far and wide, and our charity’s vital services are needed now more than ever before. Despite restrictions and difficulties, the Children’s Bereavement Centre faced, last year, they helped 923 local families receive the right kind of support and guidance they need at what is probably one of the most difficult times in their lives. “I cannot thank you enough for the support and help you gave us. Without you we would be a broken family”.
Visitors to this year’s Ladies Day are urged to look out for the charity’s team of volunteers who will be at the racecourse holding bucket collections and selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a host of fabulous prizes. As well as sharing photos on social media, there will be lots of ways you can get involved with the CBC fun on the day.
“If you are going to the event, please pop by our gazebo to meet our team and don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket — we have some amazing prizes to be won.
Your support will ensure we can continue to be there to offer our free specialised support to local children and young people through one of the most difficult times in their lives.
A huge thank you to Mark Clayton and all the team at Southwell Racecourse for giving us this opportunity and we are really looking forward to working with them in a few weeks and we are all keeping our fingers crossed for the sunshine” Kate Baxter CEO Children’s Bereavement Centre
While offering a vital service for young people across Newark and wider afield, the charity is reliant on fundraising and a huge part of the centre’s income comes from individual fundraisers or donations.
And every little helps. For example, just £4 pays for a memory book for a child to put all their memories and photographs of the person they have lost; £6 will supply a comfort bear for a child; and £10 pays for a child to attend an activity or workshop.
So, make sure to look out for the Children’s Bereavement Centre volunteers at Ladies Day and give generously.