Giving can involve more than just handing out money to a charity. Death affects everyone, no matter how much modern society tries to minimise or hide the fact that people die.
This is the charity Grief Encounter, which helps bereaved children cope with their grief.
I’m hoping that people support this charity because supporting bereaved children cope helps them become happy and productive adults.
The CEO of this charity, Shelley Gilbert says: “It so hard to put in to words the challenges of being a bereaved child when there’s no visible pain and often we don’t act out or realize until years later…” So true in my case.
Ways to help:
Individual Fundraising Ideas We are always looking for new supporters and we welcome all kinds of fundraising activities. Here are a few small ideas to help you get started:
- Ask your friends to donate to Grief Encounter instead of giving birthday presents.
- eBay clear out – spring clean your wardrobe and make some money for us at the same time! Visit www.ebay.co.uk to sell your old things. Alternatively sell unwanted things at a car boot sale.
- Christmas wrapping service – offer your gift wrapping skills to family and friends for a small fee – a sure way to earn us some cash during the difficult festive period.
Some ideas for schools or the work place
- Organise a sponsored dress down day or come in costume day at work or at school.
- Bake and Buy – get your friends all to bake something different and then sell each others cakes. Or organise an afternoon tea party
Group fundraising event ideas
- Ask your local pub to put on a quiz night – a good excuse to have some drinks and see friends!
- Bingo nights are always fun – organise a bingo night in a local hall and ask friends to donate prizes.
Volunteers are a highly valued part of Grief Encounter; we could not achieve the things we do without the dedicated support of our volunteer team. These people enable us to go above and beyond what would otherwise be possible, both in the office and at our events. By volunteering with Grief Encounter you will make a real difference to the lives of bereaved children. There is also the opportunity for you to learn new skills, improve your CV, build your confidence and meet new people. Not to mention having great fun!
Help out at the office
We are constantly on the lookout for volunteers to come into our offices to support our workers with a wide range of administrative tasks. If you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis then we would love to hear from you!
Help out at events
We simply could not run the huge range of events we do without the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers. If you would like to be part of a team helping at our numerous fundraising events held throughout the year then get in touch right away! For more information on volunteering, please email email@example.com – See more at: http://www.griefencounter.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/#sthash.Lfradkx2.dpuf
Vision and Mission
Our vision is that every bereaved child in the UK, and their family, receives access to quality support to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close.
Our Value Statement
Caring: Compassionate and kind
Understanding: Listening, hearing and empathic
Remembering: Supportive and empowering
Innovative: Informative and fun
Non-judgemental: Honest and respectful
Genuine – See more at: http://www.griefencounter.org.uk/about/vision-and-mission/#sthash.2cKRuL0S.dpuf